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.

The Dugout

Latest blog posts from Goals and Wickets

Your essential guide to the clubs, players and results – A brief guide to the Playfair Football Annual

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In Football Annuals

For the 1948/49 season, a new football annual was launched. The Playfair Football Annual was one of a number of different sports annuals published by the newly formed Playfair Books…

So many passes; so few attempts on goal – The impact of possession football on the top levels of the game

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In Football - Editorial

Back in 1968, when the 3rd European Championship finals took place in Italy (see programme above and below), it may sound like a blinding case of the obvious to say…

The first annual covering world football – A brief guide to the International Football Book

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In Football Annuals

In 1959, Souvenir Press launched a new football annual. The International Football Book for Boys (the name would cut down to International Football Book from the 2nd edition onwards) took its place…

Mother yorked by son in her own back garden – A review of the 2016 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

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In Cricket Annuals

Sounds a bit cruel to me. As a former seam bowler at club level and one lucky enough to have his dear mother still around (she’ll be 93 in June),…