I know it sounds a bit sad
and I do need to get out more
but I enjoy looking at old books
some as far back as 1964.
Kenneth Wolstenholme’s Annual
pictures are all in Black and White
players from all around the world
in shorts that were baggy not tight.
Football grounds packed to the rafters
fans in the crowd with caps on their heads
pictures of kids holding their rattles
under the headline of you mighty Reds.
Glad I kept hold of some of my Scrapbooks
full of pictures and cuttings and stuff
pages of great matches and stars
and players who looked really tough.
Charles Buchan was always a favourite
it had cartoons and a giant crossword
I remember taking one to a game as a boy
and getting the autograph of David Herd.
Strangely the kits they wore are now in style
but without sponsors names on their chest
there’s something truly magical and iconic
to see just a club’s badge on a player’s vest.
So I’m pleased I kept all this football nostalgia
even though the pages do have a musty smell
but it’s good to look back at footballers
who used Brylcream and not lots of Gel !