Retro: Scouring the goldmine that is football’s vast and colourful history for all the finest vintage photos, nostalgic videos and classic moments.
Flashback: Jimmy Greaves v Kendo Nagasaki, ITV World of Sport
June 4th, 2009
They don’t make ’em like “Griller” Greavsie anymore (shame). If football is a funny old game, wrestling is even more strange. Shame Jimmy didn’t team up with old pundit partner, Ian “Saint” St John – they would have made a brilliant tag team. [Spotted @ Guardian] Which football pundit would you like to see being […]
Flashback quiz: Can you name this former star midfielder?
June 2nd, 2009
Recognise this ex-player? Face look familiar? Or perhaps you’ve seen those finely tuned knees before? Know the answer? Have a guess and click below to see if you’re right…
Flashback quiz: Who is this Seventies star?
June 1st, 2009
One point if you can name this former player Face look familiar? Think you know who it is? Answer after the click…
Champions League Flashback: Lee Sharpe’s backheel (Man Utd v Barcelona)
May 27th, 2009
Cheeky boy Remember Lee Sharpe? Before Ryan Giggs burst on the scene, Sharpe was United’s poster boy. He was a fine player, but his main problem was a) he liked to party, and b) he just wasn’t as good as Giggs. In the end, he’ll be remembered as just another Englishman who didn’t fulfil his […]
Flashback: Six memorable relegation “Great Escapes”
May 22nd, 2009
British football’s greatest Houdini acts 1. West Bromwich Albion (2005) With the odds stacked massively against the Baggies, on the final day of the season they did the only thing they could and beat Portsmouth 2-0. Elsewhere, Crystal Palace drew with Charlton, while Norwich and Southampton both lost. West Brom became the first club to […]
Panini Classics: Drew Jarvie’s combover
May 21st, 2009
This hairstyle was all the rage in 1975 A perfectly executed combover by the former Abedeen & Scotland forward. Got any Panini classics for Pies? We need them. Email me with the details.
Flashback: Oliver Kahn’s Panini horror hair
May 20th, 2009
Don’t stare at this photo for too long, it will damage your eyes Apparently, it was acceptable in Germany to look like this in the Eighties. Shocking stuff. Apart from an albino silverback gorilla, Kahn really reminds me of someone here, but I can’t think who. Any suggestions for Retro-Kahn lookalikes most welcome. More Horror […]
Flashback: Liverpool fans taunt Man Utd with ill-advised banner
May 19th, 2009
Pride before a fall and all that Liverpool fans: Come back when you’ve won 18! United fans: Hi, remember that banner you held up in 1994? Yeah, about that… Now who’ll be the first to 19? Hmm, I know who my money’s on (United, if that wasn’t already clear). [@ Football Banter]
Flashback: Wonderful World of Soccer Stars stickers
May 18th, 2009
This nostalgia-tinged dispatch just in, from our sister site, Anorak… “As a young lad, Old Mr Anorak liked to settle down with his junior pipe and slippers, reach for his monogrammed Gurkha knife, and cut open a paper packet of Wonderful World of Soccer Stars stickers. We say “stickers”, but these specimens bore only the […]
Classic Moment: Pitch-Invading Dog Ends Chic Brodie’s Career (Video)
May 14th, 2007