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

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…

A carefully crafted century adds to the memories – Essex and Surrey deliver a wonderful day of county cricket as I return to Castle Park, Colchester

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In Cricket - Editorial

2 stumps flew out of the ground. We were going to win. A short while later it was over but we had lost. A hot day back in the Summer…

An attractively produced momento – A brief guide to the F.A. Year Book

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In Football Annuals

‘An attractively produced momento’. That was how the role of the very first F.A. Year Book was described in the preface to the 1948/49 edition (see above). Looking back at…

An era quietly vanishing – A review of the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

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In Cricket Annuals

He’s got it just right. That was my spontaneous feeling when I read a phrase in the preface to the new Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack for 2015 written by editor Lawrence…