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Lightweights - 1980-2002

References 301 - 400 

The 1978 expansion continues up to 322 Iran, and then we begin the lightweight era proper. 

The years covered by these one hundred numbers are approximately 1980-83. Having previously covered most of the teams in Subbuteo's export market countries, these numbers see a return to England and Scotland, and deal with redesigned kits, often with only minor trim changes. It also sees an increase in the trend for fancy away kits. The main exception is the range of French teams 336-348, enlarging, and replacing those at 137-148.

Machine printing clearly becomes the norm for teams from 1981-82 onwards, but hand-painting still occurs in the accessory range into the 1990s so Subbuteo do retain some hand-painting capacity that can be used to produce teams. It is mainly the smaller sides that get hand-painted - forgoing the need for a machine print. 


Team Colours.

  1. Penarol (Uruguay) 1980-90

    • The longest lived of this South American range. Has a wicket pattern machine print.

    • Machine print appears in the 1992 Italian catalogue

  2. Nacional (Uruguay) 1980-86

    • Illustrated in the 1992 Italian catalogue with a heavyweight.

  3. Exeter City. Then Abbeville (France), Limoges (France) KSV Hessen-Kassel (Germany) and others. 1980-91

  4. Lille (France) 1980-82

  5. Albion Rovers. B'kara (Malta), Senglea Athletics (Malta) 

  6. VFB Eppingen (Germany) 1980-82

  7. Torquay United 1980 only

  8. Aldershot 1980-81

  9. Bradford City 1980 only.

  10. Falkirk 1980-85

  1. Forfar Athletic 1980-86
  2. Kilmarnock 1980-91
    • Thin hooped machine print.
    • Appears in the 1992 Italian catalogue as Kilmarnock and Home Farm.
  3. Motherwell 1980-83
  4. Strasbourg (France). White shorts 1980-84
    • This kit had blue shorts in the 1979 catalogue.
  5. Bayer Leverkusen, Hanover 96, SpVgg Erkenschwick, Union Salingen (all Germany) 1978-83
  6. Sochaux (France), then later Sweden, Bronby, etc 1978-96
  7. England 1980
    • Has a machine print. 
  8. Scotland 1980-82
    • Has a machine print
    • Was a 1982 World Cup side.
  9. Wales 1980 only
  10. Northern Ireland, Bolton 2nd and others. Avellino (Italy) are the final side to use this kit 1980-87
    • Has a machine print.

Second version 1981-83

  1. England 2nd 1977-80
  2. Iran 1979-84
    • The heavyweight is still in the Italian catalogue of 1992.
  3. Paris FC (France)
  4. Manchester City 2nd 1980-81
  5. Manchester Utd 2nd  1980-81 
  6. West Bromwich Albion 2nd 1980-82
  7. West Ham Utd 2nd 1980 only
  8. Luton Town 1980 only
  9. England 1981-84
  10. Wales, then later it was Denmark 1981-85

What 335 looks like in real life.

  1. Eire, Corbeil (France) 1981-82
  2. Eire 2nd 1981-86
  3. Aston Villa 1981 only. Replaced by 383, but still a pretty common l/w
  4. Burnley 1981 
  5. Luton Town 1981
  6. Chateauroux (France) 1981-83
  7. Rouen (France) 1981
  8. Caen (France) 1981-83
  9. Le Havre (France) 1981-83
  10. Tavaux (France) 1981-83

  1. Toulouse (France) 1981-83
  2. Montlucon (France) 1981-83
  3. Saint-Die (France) 1981-83
  4. Bezieres (France) 1981-83
  5. Ajacio (France) 1981-83
  6. St Etienne (France) 1981-84
  7. Lyon (France) 1981-83
  8. Martigues (France) 1981-83
  9. Unknown.
  10. Southampton 1981-85

  1. Torquay United 1981-84
    • Hand painted only??
  2. Tottenham Hotspur 1981-82
  3. Tranmere Rovers 1981-82
  4. Watford 1981-82
  5. West Ham United 1981-83
  6. Dumbarton 1981-84
  7. West Ham United 2nd 1981-86
  8. Paris S.G. (France) 1981-83
  9. Lille (France) 1981-88 and 1990-91
    • Hand-paint appears in the 1992 Italian catalogue
  10. Sunderland 1982-83

Pin-stripe variations on the long-lived 361.

  1. Ipswich Town, Linfield (NI)  1982-91
    • Machine print appears in the 1992 Italian catalogue as Carlisle and Raith Rovers.
  2. Celtic 2nd 1982-83
  3. Liverpool 2nd 1982-84
  4. Chelsea 1982-83
  5. Chelsea 2nd. Beveren (Bel), Ikast (Denmark) etc. keep it going into the 1990s 1982-91
    •  Machine print appears in the 1992 Italian catalogue
  6. Grimsby Town 1982-86
    • Hand Painted only ??
  7. Southampton 2nd 1982-85
    • Hand painted only ??
  8. England 2nd 1982-84
  9. Blackburn Rovers 1982-92
  10. Southend United 1982-84
    • Hand painted only?

  1. Norwich City 1982-84
  2. Manchester United 1982-84
  3. Manchester United 2nd 1982 only.
  4. Leeds United 1982-84
  5. Leeds United 2nd 1982-84
  6. Dundee 1982-83
  7. Dundee United, Meadowbank Thistle, Newport County. Later Maidstone, Barnet and Wolves 1982-96
  8. Coventry City. The Classic Talbot Cars kit. 1982-83
  9. Hull City. Alemania-Aachen, Borussia Dortmund (Both Germany), Moss, Start (Both Norway) 1982-86
  10. Norway 1982-86

The original 384 - Everton and Birmingham in 1982.

  1. Sweden, Port Vale 2nd 1982-84
  2. Luton Town 1982-84
  3. Aston Villa 1982-84
  4. Originally a simple blue kit, this was Birmingham City, Everton, and Gillingham. 1982-83
    • On the 1983 poster, the colour darkens, and it becomes Dunkirque (France), and HJK (Finland) only. Two different kits, or just poster differences ??
  5. Aldershot originally, but then Crystal Palace 1982-86
  6. Shrewsbury Town 1982-83
  7. Bristol Rovers 1982-96
  8. Burnley 1982-86
  9. Hull City 1982 only
  10. Preston North End 1982-84

 

  1. Reading, Morton, Home Farm (Eire), MSV Duisburg (Germany) 1982-86
  2. Charlton, Nottingham Forest, Denmark, Southend Utd 2nd 1982-91
    • Two distinct machine prints.
  3. Northern Ireland, Corbeil (France), Germany 2nd 1982-96
    • Has at least three slightly different machine prints over its long existence.
  4. Swansea City 1982-85
  5. France (not in the catalogues).
  6. Unknown - But might be Spain (Would be identical to ref 433)
  7. Uruguay 1983-96
    • Standard print has badge and multiple sock hoops.
    • Rather basic late 1990s print
  8. Sampdoria (Italy) 1983-96 This long lived reference has several versions.
    • Standard 1980s kit as per catalogue illustration.
    • Version with poor badge, plus shorts and sock trim (see above).
    • Scudetto version for 1990 Series A win (see Scudetto picture).
    • 1990s version with white socks and no stripes on the back (see above)
  9. Gremio FB PA (Brazil) 1983-86
  10. Vasco Da Gama (Brazil) 1983-86

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