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Subbuteo Tribute Website.
Contributions and Thanks.
And Further Help Required.
|Mark Adolph||- For obvious reasons!|
|Chris Allen||- Lots of info and photos down the years - especially corner-kicker/throw-in colours, rosettes, ohw colours, modern promo things etc.|
|Claudio Angelini||- For details of the new Parodi range, plus team and accessory photos.|
- For Subbuteo Angling and Sport Billy.
|Craig Atkinson||- Useful picture of a wide range of "Alf" celluloids.|
|Ric Bagnall||- For help with the cricket pages.|
|Andrew Bensley||- The lovely old gold ref 49 rosette.|
|Riccardo Bertani||- Details of the Italian partworks.|
|Andrea Bianchini||- for team project help.|
|Black Jack||- For details from Italian catalogues inc. teams 191-195 and the 1980 European Championship finalist team wraps.|
|Kevin Blair||- For the P100 box scan (and some team help ages ago, which I'd forgotten to credit!). Thanks also for a fantastic New Zealand catalogue.|
|Tony Blake||- For scans of 1950s catalogues, and some team list help.|
|Mark Brady||- For the Football Express rules.|
|John Briggs||- For general work on the team lists, the heavyweight winged shorts variant figure, and the Hasbro Newcastle Utd.|
|Martyn Burr||- For pictures for the Newfooty team list.|
|Giovanni Buscemi||- International box sets, including the Coupe d'Europe set.|
|Julio Candelas||- Expert on the 1980s Spanish team releases.|
|Lorenzo Carloni||- For the C186 TV Tower kit, The Beatles, and the Hasbro display case.|
|Pasquale Carrassi||- The king of weird Subbuteo! Details of Pelebol etc.|
|Alessandro Calvo||- Named box teams from Italy and Portugal.|
|Gabriele Cerescioti||- Full details of the Italia 1990 team wraps.|
|Bernard Cros||- For work on the team appendices beyond the call of duty !!!|
|Dave Croucher||- A mate from the Worthing club. His ETSA paperwork was central to the history of table soccer as a sport.|
|Carlo De Gennaro||- For countless useful pictures, and Goleador Derby (Italian Striker!)|
|Francesco Disabato||- for the red ball boys.|
|Anthony Downes||- For early 1980s team list information|
|Franco Esposito||- Owner of the Subbuteo museum, his research on foreign sets also reflects on my site.|
|Paul Eyes||- For supplying set Y (with Stewart) Paul runs the subbuteousa.com website.|
|Peter Ford||- For supplying the description of Journey into Space.|
|Peter Frans||- For corrective work on the Belgian team appendix|
|Fabrizio Frazzoni||- Porto in the Portuguese teams, and general team assistance. Co-authored the Italian heavyweight reference tome.|
|Austin Futers||- For Hasbro team project work.|
|Luca Genzano||- A regular contributor, Luca is an expert on 1950s production, flats, space games etc. Found the Bentrid fishing float.|
|Cristian Giovangiacomo||- The Derby Edition in the International box sets.|
|Steve Gladwell||- The monochrome FA Cup box.|
|Simon Goodman||- A Newfooty expert. Lots of pictures there, plus Subbuteo Chelsea rosette variations.|
|Malcolm Grant||- For details from the 1980 catalogue.|
|Andrew Gregory||- Spotted the Subbuteo fancy dress outfit at Karnival costumes.|
|Joe Gregory||- The ref 20 rosette.|
|Vincent Guyaux||- Full details and pictures of the Dutch Europacup editie|
|Stewart Hannah||- For supplying set Y, and some team colours help.|
|James Hardcastle||- For Spanish team and box set details and pictures.|
|Ian Hare||- Pictures of old heavyweight teams.|
|Ashley Hemming||- For early catalogue details, C109N, and the original floodlighting set, and frankly work beyond the call of duty!! Too much stuff to cover here.|
||- For the blue ball boys and early cricket fence.|
|Paul Hindmarsh||- Pictures of the Murfitt Australian sets.|
|- For the 1949-50 catalogue scans that completed the A-Z range, and the 1940s column on the team list appendix.|
|Mike Hyatt||- Was probably the expert on card and celluloid teams. Very sadly missed.|
|Matt Johnstone||- For the NASL catalogues, and later Spanish striker version "Chuta Gol"|
|Stefanos Kouratzis||- Renowned collector of quirky Subbuteo items. Supplied pictures of the unofficial timer (with Subbuteo logos), plus football favors, EPNS Cups and others.|
|Eddie Lang||- For finally solving the NN small goals riddle, the early version of C113, and details of the 1968-69, 1970/71 - 1972/73, 1990 and 1993 catalogues. And that was just for starters... General unflagging assistance for many years|
|Richard Larkin||- Tunbridge Wells/team painting memories.|
|Alan Lee||- Technical equipment that runs this site.... plus heavyweight/old heavyweight variations|
|Filippo Leone||- For details of the Gola team, and team project help (plus card teams uncut in blocks of three)|
|Paul Lloyd||- He's basically the font of all knowledge regarding Subbuteo rugby (and a lot more besides!)|
|Marco Longinotti||- Portuguese teams, hybrids and general quirky item spotting.|
|Francesco Pia Lucente||- Provided pictures of the named box Mansfield Town.|
|Lance Marsh||- for the wonderful 63168 Stuttgart team.|
|Andy Mason||- For details of Italian teams 501-528|
|Brian Middleton||- The original limited run of the Wicketz game.|
|Ian Moore||- For providing details of Capri Knockout Cricket.|
|Andre Moura||- An expert on Portuguese production and teams.|
|Ameen Muhairez||- Translated the history of Tipp Kick|
|Alberto Orazi||- The St Austell named box team, and interesting old heavyweight paint colour variants.|
|Panos Panagiotides||- For spotting more team list variations|
|Nicolas Papadopoulos||- Found the third (and final) Dream team edition, and the French variant of the World Cup 98 edition.|
|Mark Parker||- Sent in the named box Northampton Town. Is the owner of the Santiago website.|
|Cristian Perucci||- A 1986 World Cup team wrap, and the red Gola team (which was long awaited!)|
|Carlo Perugini||- Help with the Italian heavyweight issues.|
|Mike Peacock||- for the Italia 90 team wraps and a couple of team project pictures. Mike runs the enjoyable Little Plastic Men website.|
|Dimitrios Philippides||- For the 1980, 1989 and 1995 catalogues, and also for filling my house with teams from the Waddingtons and Hasbro 1990s European ranges. If you're looking for teams and accessories from this era, Dimitrios should be your first stop (and he now has his own website with lists of what he has available)|
|Stuart Phillips||- Details of the Inter-club set (International editions).|
|Brian Pilling||- h/w variants.|
|Thomas Ponte||- Full details of the Inside Football Zeugo variant, including their rugby set.|
|Andrea Putignani||- For team project help, for the new Italian box set, and for ongoing attempts to solve the green Santos kit conundrum!!|
|Jesús Ridao||- For essential Spanish catalogue details|
|Ian Roberts||- For a great Subbuteo medal picture.|
|Jon Rosten||- One of the big UK heavyweight collectors/experts. Lots of helpful information on the rarer h/ws. Also the Welsh badge en situe, and the painted floodlit cricket batsman.|
|- For details of 1950s Subbuteo, and for sending me the 1996 catalogue, and for lots of general help and enthusiasm. He's sadly missed by the Subbuteo community.|
|Stefan Sandner||- Details of a German team display.|
|Dixie Sauntson||- For his expertise on Subbuteo prior to 1970, and for Bradford Park Avenue (and several rosettes)|
|Dave Sawyer||- Variations to the World Cup Winners pack.|
|James Sheldon||- Named box Halifax Town.|
|Brett Silberg||- For the pictures of the whistle, and 1960s TV Tower.|
|Alan Sissins||- Fantastic details and pictures of Newcrikit (explained a lot!) and cleared up a Subbuteo famous footballer cards issue.|
|Mark Skellon||- All round expert on heavyweights, and especially named box variations.|
|Chris Smith||- For sending me a copy of the Subbuteo record, and general assistance. Chris is another contributor with his own website - Subbuteo365 Among the sites useful items are some very clearly written Subbuteo rules. He also runs the Independent Subbuteo Forum.|
|Trevor Smith||- For 61221 Italia 90 pitch details, and other bits in the very early days of the site.|
|David Spindlow||- Heavyweight variants.|
|Andrew Stadden||- For sending me the details and pictures from his father's Subbuteo related papers.|
|StJohn Stimson||- Provided photos of the original 1947 set - with the first pictures of the button bases.|
|Joerg Streitberg||- Super photos of the Ellegi Olympiadi set - essentially a Subbuteo clone.|
|Marcello Tonarelli||- For cricket and rugby rules in pdf format.|
|Clive Torres||- Details of production in Gibraltar.|
|Bob Varney||- For details of flat card and celluloid teams.|
|Alessio Vergani||- Helping with the puzzle of Italian reference 512|
|Jorge Vila||- Provided all the information on the 1960s Spanish range, of which I was completely unaware.|
|Paolo Viti||- For Stefano Beverini's book, the C000 version of C166 and several other pictures.|
|Simon Wade||- Information on bagged Subbuteo pitches (C109)|
|Norman Walker||- For supplying a huge array of old Subbuteo paperwork - including all important details on the 1950s "companion sports games".|
|Karl Warelow||- My go-to box set expert. Long term help beyond the call of duty!|
|Tom Waterman||- The inventor of rival game 4-2-4 provided background for his game, allowing for a full page.|
|Mark West||- Pictures of the 2015 Barcelona Set.|
|Peter Winstanley||- Photos of the lovely 1990s shop stand shaped like a goal|
|Paul Woodhouse||- One of my mates from the Worthing club. Found the Newfooty wartime set, and allowed me to photo many rare things such as hockey and Sport Billy allowing for much better information.|
|Paul Woozley||- For lots of great Striker information and pictures, plus a bit of team list help. Paul has a website dedicated to the flat celluloids and modern photo-real players.|
If you have looked at my site in detail, you may have already decided that I need some form of help....
Seriously, this website has slowly grown over the last five years to become an important resource for Subbuteo fans and collectors. This would not have been possible without the army of willing enthusiasts who have sent me pictures and information about Subbuteo items of which I was unaware. The huge credits list on the Contents page bears testament to this time and effort by so many people.
However, the website is far from complete, and the work of this Subbuteo historian is never done! So, this page is a further plea for help. I've listed below various topics and items in which I need more information. If you are a regular user of this site, and you have information not covered here, then please e-mail me, and lets share it.
I am especially interested in any first hand (but I'd even take 3rd hand!) accounts of anyone who worked for Subbuteo Sports Games. Any stories, or snippets of information would be appreciated. If you know how big the printing runs were on lightweights then I'd love to know.
A word on sending pictures. While I always love to be surprised by pictures of Subbuteo items, I'm afraid my internet connection isn't very good. Any pictures sent to me that are over 1mb can cause major frustration (and I don't have much hair as it is). So can everybody please keep the pictures as small as possible.
Okay, on with the general requests
These have now moved to a Team odds and ends page.
Numbers missing from the Team Colours Project.
The following numbers do not appear in any English catalogues, or any of the Italian ones I've seen (which isn't that many). Many of the numbers may not have been issued. However, catalogues do not show every team in the range (the World Cup teams are a good example of this). So does anyone own any of these sides??
In addition I still need pictures for
I also do not have illustrations for four NASL teams, 541 California Surf,
544 Atlanta Chiefs, 546 Dallas Tornado, and 547 Calgary Boomers. All four
clubs folded just before the NASL range was launched, and I suspect that none
of these teams was ever produced - but does anyone know different??
Ditto on 580-592 which were allocated for the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) teams in the USA. Jokari had them penciled in for a 1984 release, but this never happened.
Accessories needing photos....
We've been making progress here on the Zombies page. If you have a zombie not listed, sent it in. Small pictures are also welcome.
Hand Painted lightweights.
By the same token, it would be interesting to work out which lightweights were hand-painted, and which of the early teams were machine printed. I've tried to post some of the results in the Lightweight lists, but any extra detail is appreciated.
Corner Kick/Throw-in figures.
Getting into the swing of these surveys, we had a discussion on the forum about which teams were done in corner kick and throw-in figures. The catalogues suggest the following:
But I know that England (154 version) has been seen as a boxed corner kick figure, and that other colours were painted for the teams in Stadium Editions etc. Again, I need people to e-mail with which corner kickers they own or have seen, and whether this was boxed, in an Edition, or loose.
I always try to ignore the collectable values on this site, and I'm aware that if something is mentioned as "rare" on this site, it will be taken as gospel by the dreaded toy dealers!!!
But there was a heavyweight rarity guide produced by the collectors club a few years back. I have a copy, as it used to be on Stewart Hannah's site (it may have returned). Does anyone have this and disagree with it? What are the rare zombies, or the impossible to find lightweights? I'm not really thinking in terms of the obvious stuff here - that the Belgian teams are more unusual in England that our own first division sides. I'm looking for anything that doesn't seem to make sense - like the trouble Jools is having trying to find a machine painted (or possibly any) 373 Manchester Utd away from 1982. Okay, it was only in the catalogues for a year, but it is a Man Utd kit. They must have sold quite a few....
Well, that's all the stuff I can think of for now. Of course, if you have any information at all, which you think should be on the site, then please let me know. There are no prizes, but you will get your name in the website credits, and a warm glow that comes from helping your fellow Subbuteo fans.
Items of Subbuteo I'm currently seeking are:
C166 the referee's kit
Set W: The time keeping device.
Lots of teams !!
A big thank you to everyone who has helped me with previous requests on this list. I'm very grateful.
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