Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Kit Collection Volume 3 - Register Your Interest

I said after Volume 2 that I'd never write another book about football shirts...I was wrong.

I did, however, figure that if I was going to risk sanity and divorce once more, I'd best make it worth it...and so the idea behind Volume 3 of the Attic Kit collection was born.

Rather than just showcase the latest additions to my collection, I thought I'd come up with a theme...and also a proper title. Given my love of obscure (some would say hideous) and limited edition shirts, it made sense to showcase as many as possible...

And so 'From Masterpiece to Madness' - The Football Attic Kit Collection Volume 3 is now on the horizon...but I'm doing things a little differently.

For one, it's going to be in portrait - this will allow each shirt to have a whole page to itself.
I'm getting them properly printed too, which means more pages (currently looking at between 130-150) and it should also reduce the cost slightly...so more for less! Bargain!

As I'm having to order all the books upfront, I thought it'd make sense to get a feel for how many I should get printed...so, if you're interested, please fill out the form below.

NB This is just to register your interest and does not commit you to buying.

There's a few sneak peeks at some of the pages below the form...enjoy and thanks for your support :)

Rich






Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The Football Attic Podcast 32 - The 1987-88 season

Can you remember what you were doing thirty years ago? Were you dreaming of owning your very own BMX bike, or were you wondering why Paul Gascoigne didn't talk with a very high-pitched voice after his encounter with Vinnie Jones?

If your answer was the latter, then welcome to our 32nd podcast in which we go back to the 1987-88 season!

Take a trip down memory lane with us as we remind you of the players, the teams and the goals that made up an often overlooked episode in football history. Plus, we bring you the stuff that was going on outside the world of football to complete your recollection of all that was happening thirty years ago, thanks to our complimentary YouTube playlist.

What more could you ask for? Oh, er... yes, of course... the link to download the podcast would be helpful...

Listen to The Football Attic Podcast 32 by clicking here, or alternatively, subscribe to us on iTunes.

Enjoy!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 20 - Another New Kits Special

So many new kits, so little time to discuss them... unless you're presenting the Football Attic Kit Podcast, in which case you can easily fill an hour and a half!

Yes, we're back once again to wax lyrical about the latest kit releases, but to pep things up, we also talk about cartoons, space exploration and the most depressing breakfast cereal ever. Oh and by the way, VISIT MALAYSIA.

And as if our 20th episode wasn't a landmark enough, we're also celebrating our first birthday! (Of the podcast, that is - not our mental age...)

Join us in our modest celebrations by downloading episode 20  here, or failing that, catch The Football Attic Kit Podcast on iTunes. Thanks for listening!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 19 - New Kits Special

We're back! What do you mean you didn't know we'd been away? Cheeky scamps!

In the few weeks we've been absent, there's been an avalanche of new kit releases, so we devote this entire episode to just that, with our New Kits Special!

Tune in to hear our views on the new Liverpool, Luton, Sampdoria, Ross County... look I'm not gonna list them all, just have a listen and don't forget to subscribe to the crib sheet so you can see what we're on about...

Also, get the result of the last ever Kit Off!

Peace!

To hear Episode 19, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

Monday, 8 May 2017

The Football Attic Podcast 31 Part 2 - Old v New

As sure as night follows day and 'each-way bet' follows Joey Barton, we're back with the second part of our comparison between the football of yesteryear and the football we know in the modern era.

The question is, which era's best? Is it the era of clunky football video games, Puma King football boots and hooliganism, or the era of foreign club ownership, complicated football kit design and digital advertising boards?

Listen in to the concluding part of our podcast to find out, and rest assured - no fire alarms feature in this one in any way, shape or form...


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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Football Attic Podcast 31 Part 1 - Old v New

Hey folks, remember when football nostalgia blogs talked about more than just kits? Halcyon days weren't they? Just like everything from years gone by... waaaaaay better than this modern BS!

Or is it?

See, we're not convinced everything was better in the past... rickets, for example...

To that end, we decided to finish the debate once and for all* and so spent 2 1/2 hours discussing a wide range of subjects and declaring which was better - old or new.

*not that


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Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 18 - Easter Special

Happy Easter, everyone!

When you've got a brief opening in your schedule in between scoffing huge lumps of chocolate egg, why not listen in to Episode 18 of the Football Attic Kit Pod?

We've got a special Easter-themed show for you this time which brilliantly gathers together all the football kit information you need while hardly ever mentioning the Christian holiday and festival that means so much to so many. Thank us later, if you like.

There's also Kit News and another Kit Off vote too (details below)... what more could you possibly ask for (apart from yet another chocolate egg)?

To hear Episode 18, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - VOTE NOW!

For our latest Kit Off vote, we've chosen three Hibernian home shirts, for reasons that are explained in the podcast. As ever, we'd just like you to vote for your favourite using the buttons below, and we'll announce the results of our poll on the next podcast. Thanks in advance for taking part!



CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 18

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Monday, 3 April 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 17 Part 2 - Wales

It's Part 2 of the reeeeeeeally long chat all about Wales shirts aided and abetted by our Pot Noodle correspondent, the one and only Simon 'Shakey' Shakeshaft!

In Part 1, we (finally) managed to get through Kit News and also covered our favourite Wales home shirts from 1980 - Present Day.

Now it's time for us all to cover the lovely away shirts, so sit back, get comfortable, maybe grab a pillow and a duvet, and enjoy the beautiful yokel-like tones of Mr Shakey.

The pod is available to download here.

Oh, and before you download the podcast, an apology for the poor sound quality on Chris' audio track. We're not sure what caused him to sound so muffled and distant, but we've done all we can to make him sound as clear as possible, albeit under limiting circumstances. Sorry for any inconvenience where that's concerned...

KIT OFF - RESULT

We asked you to pick your favourite Wales away shirt from those shown right, as selected by Simon 'Shakey' Shakeshaft..

The poll is now closed and the final result was as follows:

1st - Shirt B (1990-92)            47%
2nd - Shirt C (2007)                35%
3rd - Shirt A (1988)                18%

Total number of votes: 207

Thanks for taking part!

CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 17

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 17 Part 1 - Wales

It's time for yet another special guest on The Football Attic Kit Podcast (you lucky people) - it's the one and only Simon 'Shakey' Shakeshaft!

As anyone will tell you (especially Shakey himself), Shakey knows all there is to know about the shirts and kits worn by the Wales national team down the years, so that's the subject we're taking for this podcast.

And good news for you (we hope) - it's another two-parter!

The first part is available to download here and contains an extended Kit News section and the opening part of our debate on the greatest Wales shirts since 1980. The second part of the podcast will be available to download on this website soon and will contain the remaining part of our Wales shirt discussion, plus the Kit Off vote which you can take part in below.

Oh, and before you download the podcast, an apology for the poor sound quality on Chris' audio track. We're not sure what caused him to sound so muffled and distant, but we've done all we can to make him sound as clear as possible, albeit under limiting circumstances. Sorry for any inconvenience where that's concerned...

KIT OFF - RESULT

We asked you to pick your favourite Wales away shirt from those shown right, as selected by Simon 'Shakey' Shakeshaft..

The poll is now closed and the final result was as follows:

1st - Shirt B (1990-92)            47%
2nd - Shirt C (2007)                35%
3rd - Shirt A (1988)                18%

Total number of votes: 207

Thanks for taking part!

CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 17

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Monday, 13 March 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 16 - MLS 2017

The special guests keep on coming as we bring you our take on the kits of MLS 2017 - with Austin Long!

You'll have heard Austin's name mentioned many times in the previous 15 podcasts, and now he's here to tell us just how much we know about the kits that'll be worn by FC Dallas, Atlanta United, Vancouver Whitecaps and more...

So to hear our views on the best home and away kits of MLS 2017, and to get the latest Kit News and a new Kit Off vote (see details below), download and listen in to Episode 16 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast. It's a rootin' tootin' all-American special!*

(* Some Canadian teams may feature)

To hear Episode 16, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - RESULT

We asked you to pick your favourite MLS 'identity' shirt from those shown below.

The poll is now closed and the final result was as follows:

1st - Shirt A (Vancouver)          47%
2nd - Shirt C (San Jose)            35%
3rd - Shirt B (Dallas)                18%

Total number of votes: 120

Thanks for taking part!

CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 16

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!