Subbuteo

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The demise of Shoot! magazine marks the end of another piece of football paraphernalia with which I grew up, and which helped me keep up-to-date with the game in an era before the Internet, satellite television and YouTube. It´s hard to believe, but once upon a time, people like me had to rely on Saint & Greavesy for all our football news.

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My favourite goal of all time …

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Much has been written about Carlos Alberto’s goal for Brazil against Italy in 1970. 

Sublime individual skill with almost telepathic teamwork, nine players combined to make one of the finest goals ever seen. 

Maradona’s mazy run for his second goal against England is great too, but so is Saeed Owairan’s for Saudi Arabia against Belgium in 1994 who ran pretty much the same distance but who was a much crappier player than Maradona, making his goal better, in my opinion. 

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