My old man did that too thought it was the best idea ever. “There yra son, plays like Ibrox!”Came across my Jules Rimet and European Championship replica trophies a few months ago. Wife had put them in a toy giveaway. Had to explain to her the blood, sweat and tears I had to go through, to win those in the 1977-78 Brackenhill Drive (Hamilton) Subbuteo championships.
5-1 win in one of the finals over Martin Murphy (yes, one of them), with my 1970 Brazil team was the cherry on top.
My old man had mounted my pitch on a piece of hardwood, so you didn't have to deal with uneven carpet bumps. Loved it!!
Same here.My old man had mounted my pitch on a piece of hardwood, so you didn't have to deal with uneven carpet bumps.
I realised that very quickly too, after I had bought a couple of packs of fans.Same here.
It then went on the dining table for league matches (the highest I finished was 2nd in an 8 team division).
Otherwise it was up in my room with stands all around.
The bugger was the supporters though.
I remember it was quite expensive to buy the painted ones, but you only got maybe ten punters in a pack.
As a result (much like in the picture) I had a stadium that probably could have held about 5000 people with only 200 fans in it.
Much like a bottom six SPFL game!
Yes, I had them bought as a birthday "present" as a pi$$-take by my big cousin (a top bear who took me to Ibrox when the auld man couldn't make it). His reasoning was that they would never win a game & he was rightSome set up that kids got. Stands & floodlights? I was lucky if I got to play on the kitchen table, hence the "injuries" to a few of my players after kneeling on them...
Made me think that. I never had celtic, if I broke one of them I wonder if id bother fixing them.
Any other Bears have the Tims subbuteo to play OF gamer?
I was the best out of all my pals and family bar the one kid who was just like from a different planet he was so good and he didn;t shove the players as most folk did, naw this fella was all about flicks and he had thon skill of being able to side flick away down the pitch and STILL hit the ball to set himelf up.My older brother who was actually pretty good at the game played Rangers in a league with some of our neighbours kids.
Being the younger brother and not very good, I was made to play Celtic. Took some thrashings in my time lol.
Played in the Subbuteo World Cup once, which was held in Uddingston Community Centre around 1978 I think?
I remember taking a while to save-up for the floodlights to buy from a friend and after getting them I hardly ever had the money to buy batteries for em. Thinking back I am sure that the 'light' produced was kinda shite tbh ?The floodlights were terrible for Subbuteo. As for the OP, if that photo is from Glasgow, it looks incredibly like someone I knew as a kid in the 1970's.
IIRC shoving was cheating and not as effective as flicking anyway. Grounding your nail to get more power was also not on.I was the best out of all my pals and family bar the one kid who was just like from a different planet he was so good and he didn;t shove the players as most folk did, naw this fella was all about flicks and he had thon skill of being able to side flick away down the pitch and STILL hit the ball to set himelf up.
My older brother couldn't take a beating and would often rip the pitch up from his end a at times stood on a few players, the swine !
Back when airfix glue could fix em was fab but they brought in these wee strange poly-summit or other material and airfix glue used to melt that crap and it was around this time that I started to lose interest sadly.
I got Super Striker for xmas one year.My mate found his ‘Striker’ game hidden in his parents wardrobe a month before Xmas. The one where you hit them on the napper and they kicked the ball. Four of us played a whole
season of the English first division before he opened a well worn box on Xmas day. Better than subuteo but not as good as ‘Bobby Charlton’s Casdon Soccer ‘
No, still the same felt playing surface. Smooth though, so it would be like playing at Ibrox instead of Tannadump.My old man had mounted my pitch on a piece of hardwood, so you didn't have to deal with uneven carpet bumps. Loved it!
Is that not the equivalent of a plastic pitch nowadays??
Glue never worked for me so I used to melt the broken players legs with a lighter or a match and squish his molten legs back onto the stand to cool and harden. Within weeks half of my players were legless midgetsI remember that regularly someone would kneel on a player and snap the figure from the base. Before super glue to my Dad used Araldite (2 pack glue) - big lump of glue and you had a player with 2x the weight - carnage
Great shout about the 1974 World Cup, that's brought the memories flooding back. Cheers mate.No, still the same felt playing surface. Smooth though, so it would be like playing at Ibrox instead of Tannadump.
There was a sports shop at the top cross in Hamilton that sold all the Subbuteo stuff. Me and my pals would go in and ask them to take down teams, so we could look at the strips. After about our 20th visit, they chased us, since we never actually bought anything.
Remember getting a packet of the 1974 WC balls with the spots on them and the big deep goals from that WC, with the colored nets.
I did too.... loved the cricket, but the rugby was rubbish.The goalkeeper on a spring, looked good but never made any difference.
holidays were Subbuteo tournaments, my proudest moment was scoring a Trevor Francis diving header goal (European Cup Final)
I also had Subbuteo Cricket and Rugby but could never get into them.