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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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A Lazy Sunday Afternoon eBay Trawl

Window shopping for Fortysomething kids… We’re tempted by this Shoot! magazine from 26th August 1972… The adventurous team group formation performed by Arsenal is worth the starting bid of £0.99 on its own. What do you buy the Derby County … Continue reading

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In Anticipation of the Match…

Tonight Leicester City play Burnley at the King Power Stadium, a prospect that hangs over the day like a little black cloud… Contrast how I feel today, and my grudging attendance at what has traditionally been the dullest fixture of … Continue reading

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Here’s a Medal…!

With GB Olympic medals proving to be rather elusive we thought we’d chuck one of our own into the pot… It is an FA Cup runner-up medal, presented to Leicester City’s Andy Lochhead after they were beaten by Manchester City … Continue reading

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Airfix Footballers: you try painting Adidas stripes on someone 2 inches tall…

Here is a selection of some of Gary’s handpainted Airfix figures some of which were featured in ‘Got, Not Got’… If you want to see your team featured next time then e-mail: garysilke@sky.com and ask nicely… Arsenal Birmingham City Burnley … Continue reading

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Hastily Recoloured Stickers: Casper and Sinclair

Welcome once more to the FKS Wonderful World of Soccer Stars in Action picture stamp album 1969-70… There was a time, about forty years ago, when footballers could afford to be in colour, but the crowd were still in black … Continue reading

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Hastily Repainted Soccer Stars – The Blant

We know that the FKS picture editors had to touch up the odd sticker in their  1969-70 ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars in Action’  collection, but in the case of the Colin Blant this seems to have been taken to … Continue reading

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