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

Purnell re-launch their big book – A brief guide to the Football Champions annual

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In Football Annuals

The Football Champions annual was published between 1961/62 and 1981/82 in 21 editions, albeit with a slightly different name for the first issue (see above). The book was a relaunch…

Supporting the nurseries of the sport – A brief guide to Cricket Spotlight

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In Cricket Annuals

In 1957, a new cricket publication was launched. Cricket Spotlight would be produced each year for the next 2 decades just like many other annuals but in look and feel,…

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…