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Ah, we had real football in them days!
on 30 September 2017
Remember the days when footballers would work a morning shift down t'pit then play in the afternoon? No, me neither, but in between those days and the current era of prima donnas paid more in a week than what most of us would take years to earn, there was a time when footballers were ordinary people. Maybe elevated a little above you and me but nothing like the untouchable superstars of today. This book is nothing more than unadulterated nostalgia, bringing back what it was like to be a football supporter in the 1960s and '70s, when it was entirely possible that you might bump into your heroes in the street, when if you missed the results on TV you had to wait for the sports edition of the local paper (printed on coloured paper and known as the 'Pink' or 'Green' or 'Buff' as appropriate), and when you had to get off your backside and go to a match if you wanted to see LIVE football (the Cup Final excepted, of course). Supporters of a certain age will love this - read it with your mates and spend hours playing the "D'you remember when... " game. Younger ones will scratch their heads and wonder if it's the same sport that we call 'football' today. Well, it isn't. It was better back then!