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Old-School Gaming: Tackle! v Meccano, George Best v John Lowe

Tackle! was a smashing board game of the 70s with an amusing double-entendre for a name. It promised all the real thrills and spills of a real tackle, without the inconvenience of getting up from the living-room floor. Not many … Continue reading

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Old-School Gaming: Kick-Off v Systema Soccer

“All the thrills and spills of a real football match”… that’s what MB Games’ Kick-Off promised somewhat optimistically back in the 70s, while in the 80s LCD era, Systema Soccer actually featured moving pixels on a tiny screen. But which … Continue reading

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Things you REALLY wished you’d had as a kid… Subbuteo Wallpaper.

Just imagine tucking up for the night with the Subbuteo kit chart as wallpaper… It should have happened. It really should. What are your suggestions for great products that were never made? Much, much more of this sort of stuff in … Continue reading

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Bianca has her copy of ‘Got, Not Got: West Ham Utd’ – have you?!

Bianca Westwood can’t wait to read her copy of ‘Got, Not Got: West Ham United’… you could have one by the weekend too…  Order it from Amazon here.. Got, Not Got: The Lost World of West Ham United is an Aladdin’s … Continue reading

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Too small. They told me I was too small…

Small, yes. But hard. And really rather good. Our Gary’s micro Billy Bremner, I mean – a masterpiece of fiddly brushwork which seems to have taken on many of the characteristics of his great great great granddad, the real Billy. … Continue reading

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The Lost World of Football. D is for… Dangerous Cameramen

Continuing our series of extracts from ‘The Lost World of Football’ …. Hardest game in the World… taking photos up the football. Or, at least, it used to be. Photographers now can set up their little camp a comfortable distance … Continue reading

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The Mini-Motty – Our Favourite Subbuteo Accessory

I loved the Subbuteo TV Tower that I got for Christmas circa 1975… The two-story ‘steel’ and ‘wooden’ construction was topped with a little cameraman in a blue anorak. Best of all was the 00 scale John Motson crouched over … Continue reading

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