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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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The Wrong Kit… Part Two

Last week we highlighted the phenomenon of ‘borrowed kit’ when a club turns up to an away game with strip that clashes with their hosts… Apparently this is not a rare occurrence…! Daniel ‏@Luzhniki2008 and Football Shirt Geek ‏@FootyShirtGeek both told … 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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Admiral Ads… Part One

In 1976 Admiral produced a set of adverts in Shoot! magazine, introducing their new range of kits… Here are the first three of the ones we have managed to find… Wales: Now you know, the yellow was for daffodils and … 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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New Wales kit gets surprise retro-obsessed writer’s thumbs up.

On our very short list of modern-football things that we actually like goes this new Wales shirt… It carries echoes of both Wales’ Admiral kit of the 1970s and Melchester Rovers… so an all round top effort from the Umbro … Continue reading

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Adidas – 1984-85 Collection…

These Adidas kit graphics are from a 1984-85 MC Sports brochure… Adidas football kits arrived in the UK in the late seventies, so by the time this mid-eighties collection was launched they were on their third kit design for some … Continue reading

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