Sunday, August 1, 2010

40 Year Old Soccer has an amazing flashback video of Crystal Palace v. Arsenal from 1971. It is striking in comparing and contrasting this nearly 40 year old game with a modern MLS game. There is so much urgency. Long balls are on the mark and first touches are controlled. Just to name a few.

Incidentally, I found a place to buy old jerseys over at

I'll be a monkey's uncle... They have Northampton jerseys.

I just placed an order for a retro Stoke City Jersey, customized and all. It's always a tricky thing to order from international sites so I'll be sure to keep an eye on this one. So far so good. My online statement is accurate with the conversion from Pounds to Dollars. Prices are good. For what I would spend on a dinner out or game you can get a well made 1972 Total Football Holland jersey. Comparatively, my Columbus Crew jersey was a bit more.