Got, Not Got hit the BBC headlines last week.
Longtime fan, Radio 5 Live’s Adrian Chiles, somehow managed to track down a Vietnam veteran QPR fan and the 11-year-old lad who responded to his request for Superhoops programmes in the jungle back in 1969 – as originally unearthed in Got, Not Got 1. Here’s links to the amazing story – QPR Match Programmes Kept Me Sane, Says Vietnam Veteran – and tearjerking interviews, nominated by Chiles as his favourite ever in the history of his show.
“Luminously brilliant,” Adrian said on the show of a certain A-Z of Football Treasures and Pleasures. “I can’t recommend it highly enough. Get a present for yourself or for a football fan for Xmas.” (That bit didn’t make it into the BBC’s news story, though but!)
We’ll find out from Adrian and his top team of researchers if Nils the Vet and John the Kid (he isn’t still 11) ever got to see the book. Maybe we could send them copies to help them maintain a chipper disposition?