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‘Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Newcastle United’ for a perfect Geordie Christmas

What to get the Newcastle fan in your life, who has everything, for Christmas…? There you go… problem solved. Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Newcastle United is an Aladdin’s cave of memories and memorabilia, guaranteed to whisk you … Continue reading

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Chelsea Tailgating

The Chelsea team celebrate promotion by sitting on the back of a lorry… No one does a good pun like an advert in a 1970s programme, but we are wondering how much insurance you would need to get a photo … Continue reading

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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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Listen to the ‘Shirt Tales’ interview on TalkSPORT

Gary and Derek, authors of retro-football kit book ‘Shirt Tales & Short Stories’, appeared on the Hawksbee & Jacobs show yesterday… We discussed football kits, Admiral, Leicester’s unlucky kit, 90s Baggy, the return of big shorts and Nico Claesen… Click … Continue reading

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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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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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‘Shirt Tales and Short Stories’ now available on Amazon

The latest title in the ‘Got, Not Got’ series, on the subject of football kits, is now available on Amazon… Join us on a trip through the golden age of football strips, in the days before kits were routinely changed … Continue reading

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The Lost World of Football: C is for Changing to Yellow…

Continuing our series of extracts from ‘The Lost World of Football’ (which is ‘brilliant’… if you believe the first published review in Sport mag!) Nowadays, it appears that every football marketing mans’ erotic dream is an all-black second strip, perhaps … Continue reading

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Double Diamonds Work Wonders – the Umbroset

One of the best Christmas or Birthday presents you could ever hope to receive… The boxed Umbroset consisting of a full kit of shirt, shorts and socks… Oh yes… If you haven’t got the first ‘Got, Not Got’ yet then … 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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