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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:58 pm 
Post subject: NEW WEBSITE POST ON GOAL FOOTBALL ANNUAL
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The latest brief guide post on the Goals and Wickets blog website just published, is on another of the popular boys' football annuals of the post war years, this time, the GOAL Football Annual.

The title of the post 'A star parade in more ways than one' refers to another annual, the Football Star Parade which was associated with the GOAL name prior to an annual being published under the title of GOAL.

Although the Football Star Parade was launched in its own right in 1968/69, for the following 2 seasons, the front cover of the annual made reference to GOAL positioning the annual as GOAL's book.

GOAL magazine had been launched in 1968 and with its huge success, it was probably just a matter of time before an annual under the name of the magazine was launched.

GOAL's publishers, IPC magazines obviously made the decision to piggy-back onto an existing annual (Football Star Parade was published by Longacre, an IPC company) as opposed to launching a brand new one.

In 1971/72, the annual took on GOAL's name.

The content of the annual's were a good mix between themed articles on aspects of the game and features on the top clubs and players.

The annuals are a lovely snapshot of their time and a reminder of all the changes going on in the game during the 1970's as well as being a nice reminder of an iconic magazine of the era which merged with SHOOT! in 1974.

In the post, there is the usual summary of the annual's story beginning with the Football Star Parade and finishing with GOAL's 1977 edition. There is then the usual review of each annual year by year.

As always, all page views are much appreciated, as are any comments on here or on the comments section below the post on the website;

http://www.goalsandwickets.co......ll-annual/
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Goalsandwickets



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:32 pm 
Post subject: NEW WEBSITE POST ON THE DAILY MAIL FOOTBALL GUIDE
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The latest brief guide post on the Goals and Wickets blog website just published, is on another of the popular pocket football annuals of the post war years, this time, the Daily Mail Football Guide.

There were 25 editions of the guide although for some reason, it changed name for the last 2 editions, to the Weekend Football Guide.

The title of the post refers to the guide's editor throughout its 25 editions, Roy Peskett, who was a well known and respected football writer.

As well as his work for the Daily Mail, Peskett also edited an edition of the Rothmans Football Yearbook, wrote football and cricket books, including a respected history of Crystal Palace F.C. and produced a regular column for the Eagles' match day programme, called Peskett's piece.

On reading through all the guides in order to write the post, Roy Peksett's presence is everywhere, hence the idea of the guide being Peskett's annual piece.

Peskett's comments at the start of each guide make interesting reading as Roy remarked on football's issues of the day as well as the performances of the successful sides.

Perhaps one of the most ironic of these comments, made in the late 1950's, was about a proposal to streamline the Football League into 5 divisions of 20 teams. This idea was rejected, as it was 55 years later. Everything certainly changes as time passes, but much stays the same, it seems.

Although the guide increased and decreased in size and page numbers, there were some pleasing front cover designs (all shown in the post) and a collection of the guides provides a lovely snapshot of football from the 1950's to the mid 1970's, a time of much change in the game.

Consistent with other annuals of this type, the content of the guides was the usual mixture of reports, facts, figures and records of the previous season and history of the game combined with the fixture lists for the upcoming season.

In the post, there is the usual summary of the guide's story starting in 1950/51 followed by the usual review of each guide year by year up to 1974/75.

As always, all page views are much appreciated, as are any comments on here or on the comments section below the post on the website;

http://www.goalsandwickets.co......all-guide/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:39 pm 
Post subject: Latest blog post on cricket's County Championship
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I've just put the latest post on the Goals and Wickets blog website which is a cricket one, on the County Championship.

I know this is obviously a football site but I also know that there are a few cricket fans who are members.

Stephen Chalke has recently written a history of the competition and as its such a great book, I decided to do a post on it whilst having a look at the competition as it seeks to survive wedged between the worlds of Test cricket and one-day cricket, especially the cash cow of T20.

So the post is part book review and part strategy review although hopefully with not too much business-speak.

As always, thanks for any / all views on the site.

Comments are always welcome, either on the site or on this thread;

http://www.goalsandwickets.co......t-history/
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