Tag Archives: retro-football

Win a copy of ‘Shirt Tales & Short Stories’ in our competition.

If you haven’t got a copy of last year’s hit ‘Shirt Tales & Short Stories’ yet, now is your chance to win a copy, using your almost frightening knowledge of old football shirts… Tell us which club each of these … Continue reading

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Which sticker are you still missing?

Here’s mine… Stewart Barrowclough from FKS’s Wonderful World of Soccer Stars 1973-74… Still absent, an empty frame underlining my failure after 41 years… All that playground swapping time and I never manage to complete the task. The shame… Which sticker … Continue reading

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It’s Friday… how was your trading this week?

Did you have a good week’s trading? Did you feel like you were making progress? Did you manage to get rid of one of your four Len Badgers? Did you find that elusive Glyn Pardoe to complete the Man City … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to you all…

To everyone who has bought one of our books or visited this blog over the year, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas… Here is an immensely groovy Coventry programme cover from 1970. Years ahead of its time in … Continue reading

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Your favourite programmes…

No, not ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Game of Thrones’…. them things you buy before the football.  Or, in my case, used to. They just take up too much shelf space these days, each one perfectly bound like a small book. A … Continue reading

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The Lost World of Football – S is for… Striker Goalie

Extract from the ‘Lost World of Football’ examining an iconic piece of British engineering…… “It wasn’t until we went down to Surrey to visit Paul Woozley and photograph his magnificent collection of old football games that I realised I hadn’t … Continue reading

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The Lost World of Football: B is for Bobble Hat…

Continuing our series of extracts from ‘The Lost World of Football’…  If you want to get ahead, get a hat. That’s what optimistic types (with hats) used to say back in the olden days before the unnatural incursion of the … Continue reading

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Car Booty No 1 – SHOOT!

Sunday morning Car Boot Sales can be a hit and miss affair, but this week’s Car Booty made getting up early on a Sunday worthwhile… I discovered a big box of early to mid-70s Shoot! magazine going for 5p each… … Continue reading

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The 1977 League Cup Final – The One Month Final

The latest in Steve Mitchell’s articles for the ‘Got, Not Got’ blog looks at the 1977 League Cup Final… In 1977 Aston Villa and Everton played out one of the most epic cup encounters of all time. The 1977 League … 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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