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Got, Not Got: Shirt Tales & Short Stories: The Lost World of Football Kits Hardcover – Illustrated, 20 Oct 2014

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd; First edition (20 Oct. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909626635
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909626638
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 351,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"1000 Football Shirts and Shirt Tales & Short Stories: two excellent books on soccer uniforms hit the market in the past year. Shirt Tales & Short Stories tells the story behind 60 classic British kit designs. Can't decide which book to get? Easy: Get both!" --ESPN

"Those witty 'Lost World' chaps have come up with another winner with an unashamed stroll down the Memory Lane of footie kits. Great anecdotes, and is well worth the cash!" --Sunday Mirror

"If you have any interest in football kits whatsoever, this is an absolute must! Covering English clubs from Arsenal to Wolves, it also features a selection of Scottish teams and a page for each of the home nations. Each team is given a double spread featuring several kits from their history, covering both much loved classics and also the ones some would rather forget along with text detailing the selections and a brief history of the clubs' shirts. As well as the shirts themselves, scattered throughout the book are kit adverts from the 70s, 80s and 90s as well as shots of the kits in use from the time." --The Football Attic

"Well written and beautifully illustrated... This book is going to ruin many Christmas mornings [for fans' wives and girlfriends!] - it's a cracking stocking filler." --Paul Hawksbee, talkSPORT

"What a nostalgia fest!" --Andy Jacobs, talkSPORT

"It looks fantastic. Nothing less than you'd expect from the Got, Not Got team. The A5-sized volume crams in photos, ads and illustrations of kits for the country's leading clubs. Double page spread per club, it's vibrant and exciting in its design and looks packed with facts and opinion and gives a real flavour of football kits from the past. Home kits, away kits, rare kits, beautiful kits and ugly kits - they're all here including some I'd never seen before. There are also articles on the major kit manufacturers from the past - all presented in Derek and Gary's irreverent but loving style! Another superb read!" --Kit guru John Devlin, author of True Colours

"Shirt Tales & Short Stories: the very best form of football nostalgia." --Vi-Tippa magazine, Sweden

"Love Shirt Tales & Short Stories. Great book!" --Hummel UK

"Up to their usual high standards, Shirt Tales & Short Stories is another wonderful book in the Got, Not Got series." --National Football Shirt Collection

"There's a whole series of books called Got, Not Got: brilliant books looking back at old football memorabilia." --James Brown, talkSPORT

"These two authors fully deserve to be recognised as the leading writers and historians of British football nostalgia for the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s." --RetroUnited.com

"A wonderful new book published by the people at Got, Not Got. I thought it was so good that I'd let you all know about it. It really is a great read, a bit of fun, and has some wonderful images of footie shirts from all over the world." --oldfootballshirts.co.uk

"Authors Derek Hammond and Gary Silke have successfully mined collective memory for several previous volumes, carving a niche for themselves with esoteric, offbeat offerings. Now they've turned their attention to football strips of a bygone era, mainly looking at the 1970s and 1980s in a 144-page effort in which brand names like Admiral, Bukta and Le Coq Sportif are accorded iconic status. As might be imagined, the pictures are the book's true joy, offering a photographic Proustian remembrance of times past. As well as a good, bad and downright ugly array of kits, the authors have collated football cards, programme covers and adverts to illustrate their field of study. They know it's hardly life-and-death stuff, but like Bill Shankly, they also know it's much more important than that. If you're of a certain mindset and this nostalgiafest is available for a toilet-read, it will be hard to resist dipping in for a quick reminder of such as the Leighton James/Brian Flynn-era Welsh red, yellow and green 'tramline', Palace's 'Park Drive', the West Ham chevrons or the yellow and black double-stripe Hornet-crest Watford outfit." --Racing Post

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.

Also by the authors: Shirt Tales & Short Stories, The Lost World of Football, What a Shot! and Got, Not Got.

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