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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2020, 07:07:19 PM »
I never, ever understood the appeal of subbuteo, but that's marvellous.

To me, that was the only appeal of subbuteo, the aesthetics. The game I couldn't be arsed with.

Same here, never had Subbuteo but had the Wembley board game and spent many happy hours playing Striker.

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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2020, 08:32:34 PM »
Loved Subbuteo, but I often knelt on the players. Not so much injuring them, more killing them.

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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2020, 10:00:05 PM »
I never, ever understood the appeal of subbuteo, but that's marvellous.

To me, that was the only appeal of subbuteo, the aesthetics. The game I couldn't be arsed with.

Same here, never had Subbuteo but had the Wembley board game and spent many happy hours playing Striker.

I had the Wembley board game too and loved it. For some reason I remember Millwall used to frequently win my version.

I had Subbuteo in the late 60s with the obligatory red and blue kits but my first purchase was our 1970 relegation kit, all claret shirts from Harry Parker’s ( where else?). I added England, Celtic, the Albion and my favourite non-Villa kit, Ajax. I used to play on the carpet and if we’d argued my sisters would accidentally tread on players. Bostik was more important than the ball generally.

I also had the subbuteo 5 a side game and that was better to play - the green baize pitch was on a hard board and there was less fan Ying about with 4 outfield players.

I also had Big League, a poor man’s version of Striker.

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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2020, 10:25:49 PM »
A mate's just sent me this beauty. The kit looks early 80s, although the packaging looks older.




I agree with PWS, was thinking it's the kit from the 1971 League Cup Final

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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2020, 10:38:08 PM »
The only teams I had, apart from the standard ones, were England 82 and Coventry's Talbot strip.  I think I had a terrace, some fencing and a couple of floodlights which never worked.  All that extra guff just got in the way

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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2020, 11:18:35 PM »
I had generic blue and yellow teams that i bought or swapped with someone at school. Having no friends, my lasting memory of playing it on my own was however hard you tried to be fair, the team you secretly favoured would always win

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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2020, 11:26:02 PM »
A mate's just sent me this beauty. The kit looks early 80s, although the packaging looks older.




I agree with PWS, was thinking it's the kit from the 1971 League Cup Final

Mexican wave fail there for the keeper

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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2020, 01:26:29 PM »
Had the red and blue teams that came with the box, a dark blue and yellow team that we got from my uncle, West Germany 1990 and Villa from about early 90s

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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2020, 12:50:13 AM »
I used UHU glue to repair 'injured' players, myself.

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Re: Subbuteo Villa Park
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2020, 09:15:50 AM »
A mate's just sent me this beauty. The kit looks early 80s, although the packaging looks older.




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