Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Lost World of Football: C is for Charity Shield

Continuing our series of extracts from ‘The Lost World of Football’ (which is ‘brilliant’… if you believe the first published review in Sport mag!) Since 1908 the Charity Shield had been treated like a mixed metaphor of dog’s dinner and … Continue reading

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The Lost World of Football: B is for Bobble Hat…

Continuing our series of extracts from ‘The Lost World of Football’…  If you want to get ahead, get a hat. That’s what optimistic types (with hats) used to say back in the olden days before the unnatural incursion of the … Continue reading

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The Lost World of Football: B is for BAB Stickers

Continuing our series of extracts from ‘The Lost World of Football’…  The BAB Souvenir Company was known for just two, instantly recognisable products: 1 – The football club crest sticker, often in hilarious lairy colours; 2 – The star-player sticker, … Continue reading

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The Lost World of Football: A is for Airfix…

Continuing our series of extracts from ‘The Lost World of Football’…  Ever since 1955, when they released their 1/72 Spitfire model kit, Airfix had been satisfying little boys’ unquenchable thirst for recreating World War II. I had painted up a … Continue reading

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The Lost World of Football: A is for Arsenal…

Kicking off a series of sneak peeks into Derek Hammond & Gary Silke’s new book ‘The Lost World of Football’ we begin (uncontroversially) * with… A. The LWOF gives you several ideas and opportunities for bringing back what we consider … Continue reading

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Lost World of Football to launch at the National Football Museum

The Lost World of Football will be launched at the National Football Museum in Manchester on Saturday November 16th… If you can’t wait until then, it is available from branches of WH Smiths, Waterstones and online here…  via the modern-day magic of … Continue reading

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‘The Lost World of Football’ is in WH Smiths – and our houses.

We have finally got our hands on our own book ‘The Lost World of Football’ and, even if we do say so ourselves, it is looking good! This book distribution lark never turns out to be an exact science but … Continue reading

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