Monthly Archives: September 2015

Hastily repainted football cards – Topps

In pre-Photoshop days how did football card producers cover up the fact that they didn’t have a photo of a football player in his new club’s kit? At Topps, they got the paintbox out, and hoped we wouldn’t notice. We … Continue reading

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Old-School Gaming Challenge: It’s a Knockout v Bambino

“All the thrills and spills of BBC’s action-mad TV spectacular” – that’s what Strawberry Fayre’s It’s a Knockout board game promised back in the 70s, while in the 80s, Bambino Kick-the-Goal Soccer was like totally new generation, with buttons and … Continue reading

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Copycat, copycat, sitting on the doormat…

During our extensive months of research for new title – ‘Fully Programmed’ we couldn’t help noticing that some matchday programmes bore a remarkable likeness to those that had gone before… Homage…. recycling…. nicking… whatever you want to call it here … Continue reading

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Old-School Gaming: Kick-Off v Systema Soccer

“All the thrills and spills of a real football match”… that’s what MB Games’ Kick-Off promised somewhat optimistically back in the 70s, while in the 80s LCD era, Systema Soccer actually featured moving pixels on a tiny screen. But which … Continue reading

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Scots Mash-Up Team Group Mystery?

We need some help from north of the border – what’s going on here, mon? We thought we were looking at an early promotional photo for the new Scottish Premier League in at the start of the 1975-76 season, but … Continue reading

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Got, Not Got in the Liverpool programme

Just because the Got, Not Got blokes have got a new book coming out on the subject of football programmes,* you might have thought their only link with official matchday magazines – or even progs – lay in rose-tinted memories … Continue reading

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Fully Programmed and ready to go…

That was hard work, but fun. Got, Not Got’s latest title ‘Fully Programmed’ is complete and off to the printers… We have seen a lot of programmes in the last few weeks. We have papercuts and staple-holes, and have suffered … Continue reading

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