Tag Archives: Chelsea

Coffer ‘crested jerseys’… the last stand against branded kits

These shirts are from the Coffer Sports ’74/75 Catalogue’… Coffer were happily producing kits for all the leading clubs and ensuring that “recognised badges and designs” were being used. With Admiral and Umbro beginning to produce more visibly branded kits … Continue reading

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Favourite Shirts! Tell us yours and win ‘Shirt Tales & Short Stories’

We have a copy of ‘Shirt Tales & Short Stories’ up for grabs in our new competition… All you have to do is email: garysilke@sky.com  and tell us what your all-time favourite football shirt is. You can (ahem) embroider your … Continue reading

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‘What a Shot!’ – Celebrating the Lost Art of Imperfection

We love this review of our new book: ‘What a Shot!’ on Ian Plenderleith’s blog ‘Stay-At-Home Indie Pop’… Celebrating the Lost Art of Imperfection… Ian has nailed exactly what we had in mind when we put this collection of yours … Continue reading

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Buy your personalised signed copy of ‘What a Shot!’ now!

We have a limited number of signed copies of our new photo book ‘What a Shot!’ that you can buy directly from us with a simple Paypal payment… Ahhh… faded Polaroids of crumbling grounds, distant players toiling in mud and … 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 Wonderful World of FKS – Sticker Poll

FKS Publishing produced many sets of well-loved sticker collections between the late 60s and early 80s, and we’d like you to vote for your favourite in our new poll… We don’t have the first (and now very expensive) ‘trial’ set … Continue reading

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The Great Mother’s Day Poster Find – No 1 Esso

As is traditional, me Mam came over on Mother’s Day for sunday dinner. As usual she got a bunch of flowers and a card, but on this occasion she also came bearing treasure… After a clear out of the darkest … Continue reading

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The Wrong Kit… Part Two

Last week we highlighted the phenomenon of ‘borrowed kit’ when a club turns up to an away game with strip that clashes with their hosts… Apparently this is not a rare occurrence…! Daniel ‏@Luzhniki2008 and Football Shirt Geek ‏@FootyShirtGeek both told … Continue reading

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The Got, Not Got Advent Calendar – Day 15

Just ten days to go in the big December GOT NOT GOT challenge… one retro football post every day until Christmas Day… Welcome to the SHOOT! Christmas cover from 1978… Is it just us or is it a bit lacking … Continue reading

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Badges and Sew On…

As a kid I used to spend ages studying this colour spread in one of my Topical Times Football Annuals…   (click image for larger version) There are some familiar versions of modern-day badges (West Ham, Villa, Everton, West Brom), … Continue reading

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