Monthly Archives: January 2013

Feeling the love for StatMill….

Well, when we said “I don’t reckon ANYONE bought this except for us…” we didn’t think we’d be proved quite so wrong… It seems that just about everyone in the western world had at least one ‘Up for the Cup’ … Continue reading

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The FA Cup sticker wallchart…

I don’t reckon ANYONE bought this except for us… The FA Cup wallchart magazine came out for a couple of years in the mid-eighties. It contained a huge fold-out FA Cup wallchart at A1 size which mapped out the progress … Continue reading

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Admiral Trackies…

I have to admit, I never had an Admiral Tracky – which were more for the lads with Dads that earned a few more quid, driving their company Capris around… “As seen throughout the world on television….” Fifteen quid was … Continue reading

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Soccer Swingers…

It probably means something else these days… but back in 1976 it was a wobbly thing that stuck on your car windscreen, mirror, bike or ‘even skateboard helmets’. Touchline Promotions boast was that they were ‘similar in principle to the … Continue reading

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Parkeology… traces of Maine Road

It is a sight to be seen more and more often the length and breadth of the British Isles… Lone men, and it is always men, wandering around the sites of old abandoned football grounds taking photos. And making themselves … Continue reading

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Villa Diamonds

Today we are cheering Aston Villa fans up with a look back to the 1977 League Cup Final… Umbro produced this one-off advert to celebrate their victory over fellow Umbro wearers Everton over a titanic twice replayed final which ended … Continue reading

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Cossack…

Long before metrosexual man embraced toiletry and grooming products up to and including moisturiser, defoliant and facial scrub, advertisers were forced to approach the subject with extreme caution. In 1977, the average male half of the bathroom cabinet will have … Continue reading

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