Wednesday, December 28, 2011

'Got, Not Got' is great for triggering memories

During the pre-Internet, pre-satellite TV days of my childhood, I connected with the game I love via academically intoned results on a shortwave radio, a handful of player cards and magazines imported from BRITAIN.
In short, the types of items celebrated by a book I received for CHRISTMAS.
"GOT, NOT GOT: THE A-Z OF LOST FOOTBALL CULTURE, TREASURES & PLEASURES" presents exactly what is listed in the title.
The book celebrates memories of games, cards, magazines, figurines and other memorabilia of soccer's less-commercialised and pre-globalised past.
The book's authors, Derek Hammond and Gary Silke, note:
"Football used to be better in the past. It's a fact - scientifically proven by this giant collection of memories, characters, anecdotes, Mirror Football archive... pics and the very stuff of all our footy-mad childhoods in the 'Golden Age' of the 1960s, 70s and 80s."
The artifacts have triggered number of my own childhood memories, as I routinely poke my nose in this wonderful book.


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