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

Will it rain today? – A review of TOR! The Story of German Football by Uli Hesse

In Football - Editorial

Immediately, on starting Uli Hesse’s history of German football TOR!, I thought that this was a book for me. At the beginning of the introduction, Hesse talks about a somewhat bizarre…

Inspecting Summer’s Crown – A look at Cricket’s County Championship through Stephen Chalke’s recent history

In Cricket

The County Championship has been around for a very long time. Indeed, the arrival of its 125th anniversary in 2015 has lead to an excellent history being written by a…

Peskett’s annual piece – A brief guide to the Daily Mail Football Guide

In Football Annuals

The Daily Mail Football Guide was published between 1950/51 and 1974/75 in 25 editions. These issues included 2, at the end of the run, where the annuals were identical to…

A star parade in more ways than one – A brief guide to GOAL Football Annual

In Football Annuals

The GOAL Football Annual was launched in 1971, or was it? Actually, yes, the first annual with the title taken from the popular GOAL football magazine was published in 1971/72 (see…