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

Posted: 24th August 2017

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…

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Category: Football Annuals

Tags: Daily Mail Football Guide, Weekend Football Guide

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

Posted: 6th July 2017

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…

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Category: Football Annuals

Inside stories of football told by Britain’s foremost commentator – A brief guide to Kenneth Wolstenholme’s Book of World Soccer

Posted: 16th May 2017

Kenneth Wolstenholme’s Book of World Soccer was launched in 1961. There were 12 editions of the annual with the last one published in 1972. The books each looked back at…

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Category: Football Annuals

The freaks of nurture – A review of the 2017 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Posted: 11th April 2017

‘Remember, offside only’, we’d all shout at each other. Back in the late 1960’s, out on a nice area of flat grass near our house, with a large tree on…

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Category: Cricket Annuals

Tag: Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Keep hold of those League Ladders – A brief guide to SHOOT! football magazine

Posted: 16th March 2017

SHOOT! magazine hit the new stands in August 1969. The magazine would survive in printed paper form for a long time by the usual standards for football magazines (only being…

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Category: Football Magazines

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