Celebrating the football annual
You’re bound to have some in a dusty box in the loft, or mouldering in the shed; and you’ll have seen them warping in the sun at a car boot sale, or in the charity shop, sharing shelf space with Jeremy Clarkson books and old Dollar and Lionel Richie LPs – but don’t be so hasty in passing over the discarded football annuals. There are some nuggets to be had within those cheap-looking laminated covers – and I don’t really mean Steve Mackenzie’s “Focus On” column from the 1983 Shoot! annual, in which he was bold enough to proclaim that Barry Manilow and Johnny Mathis were among his favourite singers, and that a typical post-match routine involved going “down to the local pub for a drink”.
Read more via the link below sourced from When Saturday Comes
Buy a copy here http://shop.wsc.co.uk/the-heyday-of-the-football-annual.html
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