Monthly Archives: February 2013

Bobby Moore – West Ham and England Legend…

Bobby Moore passed away twenty years ago today… Gary Silke reflects on the Barking boy who skippered West Ham to European Glory and led England to their World Cup triumph in 1966… As the decades pass, with decreasing hopes of … Continue reading

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The ‘Football History Map of England and Wales’… Putting Bideford on the Map

In the early 1970s John Bartholomew & Son produced the ‘Football History Map of England and Wales’ as part of their series of pictorial and historical maps… Created by John Carvosso, the stylised square kits and re-rendered club crests gave … Continue reading

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The Pitchside Post Match Interview…

These days, post-match press conferences mostly take place in the palatial surroundings of one of the clubs many executive suites. Even teams in the lower echelons of the English game pamper their managers and players as they await questions from … Continue reading

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DVD killed the videostar….

What is the yardage of your video season highlights collection… can anyone beat this..?  Seldom has a new technology flared so brightly and died so quickly as video. The race to develop a consumer-level video system was run in 1970s … Continue reading

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The Wrong Kit… Part Two

Last week we highlighted the phenomenon of ‘borrowed kit’ when a club turns up to an away game with strip that clashes with their hosts… Apparently this is not a rare occurrence…! Daniel ‏@Luzhniki2008 and Football Shirt Geek ‏@FootyShirtGeek both told … Continue reading

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The Close Season

We used to have a proper close season. One where we could get into cricket. Catch sticklebacks and put them in a jar. Watch The Flashing Blade. Go on holiday for two weeks. Come home. And really start to miss … Continue reading

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When Watford Ruled OK!

The year was 1982; Sir Clive Sinclair was about to launch his electric powered C5 motor cars, The Jam were about to do the unthinkable and split up and staying on the subject of the unthinkable, Aston Villa were champions … Continue reading

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