Having a scout through the internet I discovered a site that made me smile. It’s called http://www.super-subs.co.uk/ and is nowt to do with substitutes.
The site uses Subbuteo figures to re-create famous moments in the glorious game.
Now being of a certain age, I was bought up on Subbuteo and possessed a Stoke City team that was proudly purchased from the Bratt & Dyke (how would this name fair 30 years on?) store up Hanley Duck.
I also bought the set of stick on numbers that were a pain in the arse to get to stay on the players backs.
They regularly trounced the opposition that were the teams that came with the set, (plain red tops and plain blue tops as per picture below) Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United, Chelsea or even Carlisle! I must admit that playing my brother who was 4 years younger than me helped me rack up double figure scores against these also rans!
I also can remember swopping the number 5 around after my Mum trood on on the Stoke team. With a bit of glue from the Airfix kits, the plastic casualty was christened Denis Smith. Somehow the glue never seemed to set properly and Den would spend time in the Airfix Box treatment room with either a red or blue sub taking his place.
Now the reason I choose to support Stoke City isn’t because I possessed the Subbuteo team, unlike Scotland Rugby boss Andy Robinson! Not a lot of people know that a young Mr. Robinson chose Stoke because his set had the team with it, while his brother supported Man. City (I think!). Strange what magic the “flick to kick” game can bring to people’s lives isn’t it?
Anyway, enough of my ramblings, and back to the website.
As I was saying, it recreates famous moments in football with pictures of subbuteo players.
These include, the Maradona, Peter Shilton “Hand of God” incident (pictured below), Terry Butcher’s England bandage moment (very Andy Wilkinson), Frank “spit the dog” Rikjaard, Roger Milla – corner flag and the ZZ butt. My favourite is the Vinny Jones/ Paul Gascoigne “cough” moment.
The others can be seen on the site here:- http://www.super-subs.co.uk/
This got me thinking!
What famous Stoke City moments could be recreated with Subbuteo figures?
Oulare’s Arse? Eastham’s Goal? Rory’s Longthrow? The Promotion Pitch Invasion?
Your thoughts and Subbuteo reminiscence’s please!
Does anyone have a replica Boothen End? 🙂