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Your favourite shirts – ‘Shirt Tales’ competition result

We asked you to name your favourite ever football shirt to be in the hat for a grand prize of a copy of our latest book: ‘Shirt Tales & Short Stories.’… This is what you chose – scroll down to … Continue reading

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Kids in Kits – Final Call for your football shirt photos

We are nearly at the point where we have come to the Kids in Kits page in GNG2… So if you have any snaps what your Mam tooken of you proudly modelling your new footy kit from the 60s, 70s … Continue reading

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The Great Mother’s Day Poster Find – No 2 Admiral

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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Bobby Moore – West Ham and England Legend…

Bobby Moore passed away twenty years ago today… Gary Silke reflects on the Barking boy who skippered West Ham to European Glory and led England to their World Cup triumph in 1966… As the decades pass, with decreasing hopes of … Continue reading

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Admiral Trackies…

I have to admit, I never had an Admiral Tracky – which were more for the lads with Dads that earned a few more quid, driving their company Capris around… “As seen throughout the world on television….” Fifteen quid was … Continue reading

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The Got, Not Got Advent Calendar – Day 17

We can see Christmas Lights at the end of the tunnel now… Just eight days to go in the big December GOT NOT GOT challenge… one retro football post every day until Christmas Day… Today we go back to Christmas … Continue reading

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An international break Saturday afternoon eBay trawl…

Got, Not Got presses it’s nose up against the window and sighs… All the stuff you couldn’t afford when you were a kid… What better to plant your pint pot down on than this John Smiths/England beer mat from 1980 featuring Crazy … Continue reading

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The Peter Barnes Football Trainer

My mate Chris was the proud owner of a Peter Barnes Football Trainer back in 1978. He gave us a full demo up the recreation ground one Saturday morning, but we decided that the ball provided was too light for … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary: FA ditch Umbro for England kit, and get into bed with ‘American giant’

The FA have turned their back on tradition and ditched Manc-based sports outfitters Umbro after 28 years of solid service providing the England kit. Football’s trendy politicians will thus celebrate their 150th anniversary next year with the national side sporting the ubiquitous plastic swoosh of … Continue reading

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Umbro 1992-93 Collection…. Part Two

A further flick through the Umbro 1992-93 Season catalogue… The evolutionary Tottenham Hotspur kit that was introduced for the 1991 FA Cup Final – the first to bring back 1950s long shorts – though they don’t look particularly long now! … Continue reading

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