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

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

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In Football Annuals

The annual had different names before 1930/31 and it would take on a different name after 1960/61. But through the middle years of the 20th century, the News Chronicle Football…

The Book Sure To Thrill Every Boy – A brief guide to The Topical Times Football Book

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In Football Annuals

The quote in the title above, ‘The Book Sure To Thrill Every Boy’ was one used in an advertisement created to promote the Topical Times Football Book for 1975. Of…

Cricket’s confusing parallel universe – How fixture scheduling and media coverage shape our domestic county game in the current sporting marketplace

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In Cricket - Editorial

As the end of the domestic cricket season approaches, I sense a feeling of relief, not because I want the cricket to end but because, I won’t have to try…

Football’s all-rounder and innovator has his say – A brief guide to Jimmy Hill’s Football Weekly magazine

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In Football Magazines

On October 27th, 1967 a new football magazine, Jimmy Hill’s Football Weekly hit the UK’s news stands. The front cover announced that this was the ‘First issue of the great…