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

Watch out for the pig’s head at corners – A review of Morbo: The History of Spanish Football by Phil Ball

In Football - Editorial

Morbo: The History of Spanish Football by Phil Ball is the third national football history I have read recently in my attempts to get a bit better informed about football…

Where loyalty is total and obsession is the norm – A review of Calcio: A History of Italian Football by John Foot

In Football - Editorial

When searching for a quote to begin this post, I came across the phrase in the title above. Author John Foot was attempting to summarise football in Italy and at…

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 - Editorial

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…