Monthly Archives: September 2015

Old-School Gaming: Tackle! v Meccano, George Best v John Lowe

Tackle! was a smashing board game of the 70s with an amusing double-entendre for a name. It promised all the real thrills and spills of a real tackle, without the inconvenience of getting up from the living-room floor. Not many … Continue reading

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The very red red of a Patrick Xerox Southampton shirt…

‘Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Southampton’ is now available on Amazon…  You can buy it HERE… In the meantime, enjoy David Breach’s piece on his favourite shirt… “There have been many memorable, noteworthy and unforgettable kits – and … Continue reading

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Timpo Footballers

Timpo were best known for their Saturday morning adverts for ‘Wild West Trains’ and all the cowboy, indian and cavalry figures that went with them… but they also dipped their toe in the waters of football… This set came unpainted, … Continue reading

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Got, Not Got Newcastle United: First Peek Inside…

Opening up the new Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Newcastle United at random – as a bit of a taster, man lad pet – we hit upon three spreads studded with exotic stars of the 80s, classic Tynebeat … Continue reading

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Subbuteo rarity in ‘Got, Not Got: Southampton’…

Thanks to Martin Bennett’s fine collection of Saints stuff, we have plenty of material for the Subbuteo spread… Including something that we think might be very rare. No, not this ‘Ron Davies’… … or this ‘Ivan Golac’… … or this … Continue reading

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Got, Not Got Spurs: Vintage Kit Picture Special

Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Tottenham Hotspur is imminent. Coming very soon. We’re almost there now. And to whet your whistle for the book itself, here’s a tiny sample selection of the vintage riches which lurk between its … Continue reading

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Going home for dinner and lunchtime football matches

It’s lunch hour and time to track down a Tesco’s £3 meal deal… but do you remember going home for dinner? If you fancy clawing back some 1970s-style sense of freedom – of time ticking by at half the pace … Continue reading

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Got Got Got Got Not Got: Swapsies, Anybody?

Here’s a tiny selection of the football cards, stickers and collectables featured in the three imminent new books in the Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Football series. Swapsies, anybody? Following soon, next month, is the eagerly awaited Fully … Continue reading

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Tears for souvenirs (shops)…

‘Got, Not Got’ is missing the old style Souvenir Shops, tucked in a corner of the ground, where there was room…  There’s a lot more going on down the ground than kicking a ball around these days. We’re talking business-class … Continue reading

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Epic Football Programme Book – Backpass Showcase

Fully Programmed, the huge new Got Not Got: The Lost World of Football book due out in less than a month, gets a full-page showcase in the brand-new issue of Backpass – the retro football magazine that blokes just can’t … Continue reading

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