Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Best of Bygone Football - The Search Begins!

About a month ago, we recorded our most recent podcast. It was all about the myriad of largely overlooked but much loved things that used to make up the world of football several decades ago. Many of you contributed memories of your own to our discussion (thank you!) and we had a wonderful time reminiscing about everything from rosettes and rattles to Elton Welsby!

(Well, almost a wonderful time...)

Such enjoyable chatter gave us an idea - to find the best thing ever about bygone football. Way back in July 2013, we carried out a similar exercise to find out The Worst Thing About Modern Football, but that proved to be far too depressing - not least because we forgot to add Joey Barton to our list right at the start of the campaign.

Now, we have the ideal opportunity to right such wrongs by looking up, not down. We want YOU to help us determine the one thing from bygone football that puts a smile on our faces more than anything else.

Between Monday and Friday next week, we're going to have a grand vote-off where you'll be able to pick your favourite thing from football's rich and evocative past. Before that, however, we need to draw up a list of candidates to choose from - and that's where you come in!

Over the next couple of days, we'd like you to send us your suggestions for things we should add to our list of candidates. You can do so by leaving us a comment in the box below, or by sending us your entries on Twitter (using #bobf where possible). You can even leave us a comment on our Facebook page if you prefer.

Then, after midnight on Sunday 20 April 2014, we'll gather all your entries together, present them in a list and invite you to vote for your favourite during the course of next week, right here on The Football Attic website.

To get you started, here are some of the things we discussed on Podcast 18. See if you can think of some more and let us know what you come up with...

Half-way line flags... Black boots... Muddy pitches... Snowy pitches... Old-style dugouts... Short shorts... Score updates on transistor radios... Gloveless goalies... Goalies in green shirts... TV commentators on crackly phone lines... Airhorns at international matches... Wooden pitchside advertising boards... Half-time scores on pitchside boards... Fans running onto the pitch after a goal... Sponsorless shirts...

We look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks in advance for your help - and here's to establishing The Best of Bygone Football!

1 comment:

  1. Geoffrey Vivian19 April 2014 at 11:21

    Another great idea! My shout goes to shirts numbered 1 to 11 and without names on the back! Cheers!