Goals and Wickets

Welcome to Goals and Wickets, the football and cricket memorabilia based blog website linked to our Ebay Shop where you can browse and buy popular, interesting and rare memorabilia items of both sports.

Football

Celebrate football at international, league, non league and junior levels through the sport's memorabilia.

- Find out about the memorabilia’s history, especially the annuals, programmes and magazines published in football since 1950.

- Read memorabilia illustrated articles about other topics from the world of football.

- Browse and buy the memorabilia from football’s past amongst the annuals, programmes and magazines on offer in the Goals and Wickets Ebay Shop.

Cricket

Celebrate cricket at international, county, club and junior levels through the sport's memorabilia.

- Find out about the memorabilia’s history, especially the annuals, programmes and magazines published in cricket since 1950.

- Read memorabilia illustrated articles about other topics from the world of cricket.

- Browse and buy the memorabilia from cricket’s past amongst the annuals, programmes and magazines on offer in the Goals and Wickets Ebay Shop.

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Latest blog posts from Goals and Wickets

The first of its’ kind ever published and still the best – A brief guide to The Boys Book of Soccer

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In Football Annuals

‘The first of its’ kind ever published and still the best’. Two strong claims in one sentence from the editorial team behind The Boys’ Book of Soccer in the notes on…

The mid century stalwart – A brief guide to the News Chronicle Cricket Annual

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In Cricket Annuals

The annual had different names before 1931 and it would take on a different name after 1960. But through the middle years of the 20th century, the News Chronicle Cricket…

Goodbye Gaffer – My tribute to Sussex football’s Ken Swallow, the man with the big heart

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In Football - Editorial

If you ask me to remember one thing about Ken Swallow, immediately, I’d tell you about his smile. It’s no surprise to me that the photo above (courtesy of West…

The popular Victorian football annual still going today – A brief guide to the Athletic News Football Annual

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In Football Annuals

    Back at the start, when Queen Victoria was still on the throne, it was called the Athletic News Football Supplement and Club Directory. Nowadays, its called the Nationwide Football…