"There's a whole series of books called Got, Not Got
:brilliant books looking back at old football memorabilia." --James Brown, talkSPORT
"When this book landed in my lap, I thought I'd gone to retro heaven - a book of pure photo-based gold. It's a compilation of photos from the authors alongside a host of those sent in from Mr J Public - and by god if it isn't one of the best collection of football photos known to man, then I don't know what is! It's amateurish nature is what gives it its undeniable charm as we all recognise the sort of photos on show. If, like me, you waited with baited breath outside Snappy Snaps (or for them to arrive in the post from Truprint), then you will fall in love with the photos in What a Shot!
If you're in any doubt as to whether this book is worth it, I can only urge you to get it. For £12.99, it'd seriously be insane not to." --The Football Attic
"What A Shot!
is heaven on earth washed out colour snaps from a pre-digital age, windows back to a world that is literally a millennium ago. On the pitch at Ayresome Park to in the stands at old Filbert Street. An overgrown Valley to photos of the old Stretford End. An old 1970s coach outside the offices at Elland Road. Inflatable bananas at Maine Road. Neglected terraces at Workington. Or fan pictures posing with Steve Bull. You will live the football dream again with these two incredible collections." --Fly Me to the Moon
"Celebrating the lost art of imperfection! The mainly blurred book consists of pictures that fans took with proper cameras in football stadiums 30 or 40 years ago. They're mostly terrible, but impressively so. I love this book!" --Stay-at-Home Indie Pop blog
"What a Shot!
is mostly photos taken by contributors from inside the crowd - many from the 1980s. There are plenty of blurry snaps of the backs of people's heads, others are scoffing burgers. It's another lovely thing to hold and to browse. Drop a few hints and you might get both this and The Lost World of Football
for Christmas!" --Hopping Around Hampshire blog
About the Author
Derek Hammond has written about football and music for FourFourTwo
, club programmes, mirror.co.uk and the NME
. Gary Silke is editor of The Fox
, one of the original and oldest football fanzines still in existence. The pair have provided football cards for The Onion Bag
, BBC1's Match of the Seventies/Eighties and the National Football Museum.