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

Keep hold of those League Ladders – A brief guide to SHOOT! football magazine

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In Football Magazines

SHOOT! magazine hit the new stands in August 1969. The magazine would survive in printed paper form for a long time by the usual standards for football magazines (only being…

Searching for Swannell – Paul Gallagher looks for an esteemed old team mate and ends up telling me his football story

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In Football - Editorial

Paul Gallagher began it all with a Google search but ended it by telling me his football story. It took about 3 hours and 2 cups of coffee gradually going…

Creative cricketing covers from a cigarette sports sponsor – A brief guide to the Benson and Hedges Cup Final programmes

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In Cricket Programmes

In 1972, the Benson and Hedges Cup became the 3rd one-day competition to be launched in English domestic cricket. Whilst lasting 31 seasons, it became the first casualty of a…

Dimmock’s domain – A brief guide to the Sportsview Book of Soccer

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In Football Annuals

The Sportsview Book of Soccer was published in 8 editions between 1958 and 1965. The annual was edited by Peter Dimmock, a leading force in the development of BBC Sport…