Tag Archives: the lost world of football

More Balls…

After last week’s deluge of the old faithful orange and black Wembley Trophy balls we now focus on the player endorsed models… This Jimmy Greaves approved “perfect training ball” was another in the Mettoy Wembley range, the ‘Official’. It belongs … Continue reading

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Lots of Balls…

Since we voiced our concerns about the possible extinction of the classic orange and black 1970s Wembley Trophy ball earlier this week, we have been inundated with them…  We thought every last one of them had bounced under a lorry, … Continue reading

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Going home for dinner and lunchtime football matches

It’s lunch hour and time to track down a Tesco’s £3 meal deal… but do you remember going home for dinner? If you fancy clawing back some 1970s-style sense of freedom – of time ticking by at half the pace … Continue reading

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Long Hot Summer…

How did you used to fill the hours in those long, football-free summers we used to have?  My family were creatures of habit when it came to our summer holidays. The first two weeks of August in a caravan in … Continue reading

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Birmingham United! A 1987 Villa/Brum/Baggies Mash Up…

Here’s a sight… a combined West Brom, Aston Villa and Birmingham City team group in the city centre as featured in Football Today magazine in November 1987… [click on image for larger version] Football Today – a short-lived, but quite … 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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Fully Programmed…

From the days when they came in all shapes and sizes… … and each one carried a unique flavour of its club. And you ALWAYS bought one. Tell us what your favourite ever programme was at: garysilke@sky.com and we’ll post … Continue reading

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Rare Admirals… you won’t guess these…

Some very rare Admiral kits from the 1978-79 catalogue… No one has a chance of guessing these… not a hope. So go to our Facebook page for the answers… click HERE. Brighten up January with a couple of these… They … Continue reading

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Saturday morning trip to the petrol station…

… not as good as when you used to go with your Dad and get a football freebie. Despite plummeting fuel prices there is no substitute for one of these beauties… Brighten up January with a couple of these… They … 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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