Another new feature that I will be starting on this blog is about Editorial cartoons and Diagrams related to the game
Photo From: Don Balon, Issue 100, September 8, 1977
Explanation: According to sources, for the Summer Spanish tournament of ‘Torneo Ciudad de Zaragoza’ , CSKA Sofia players were offered bonuses that were the equivalent of 4 dollars (remember communist era, ‘Amateurs’).
The cartoon pokes fun at that by showing the bonus prize to be the equivalent of an ice cream.
|Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 3, April 1960|
Explanation: This cartoon references the possibility of Spain (then under General Franco) and Communist USSR being paired together for the 1960 UEFA European Championships.
Photo From: France Football, Issue 1661, February 7, 1978(Drawn by Dero)
Explanation: This cartoon references the hunt for the acquisition of Michel Platini by foreign clubs.
The foreign emissaries (from Inter, Torino, Valencia and Barcelona) are in line waiting outside the office of Nancy President Claude Cuny.
They all seem to be suffering from a cold (a reference to the cold weather at Nancy).
Photo From: France Football, Issue 1808, December 2, 1980(Drawn by Dero)
Explanation: This cartoon references the fact that France’s Didier Six kept changing clubs.
It shows him checking in to a hotel at Strasbourg (his new club). He is shown carrying a suitcase referencing some of the other clubs he had played up to that point.
The receptionist asks him ‘will you stay long or are you just passing through?’
Photo From: France Football, Issue 1976, February 21, 1984(Drawn by Ken Mahood of Daily Mail)
Explanation: This cartoon references West Bromwich Albion appointing Johnny Giles as player-manager with Norman Hunter and Nobby Stiles as assistants. All three had reputations as hard men and physically tough players.
The office with the names of all 3 is shown, with two WBA players looking at it, one says ‘I don’t know what this will do to the opposition but I am terrified’
|Photo From: France Football, Issue 2309, July 10, 1990|
Explanation: Diagrams of the goals in the first round of 1990 World Cup for Group A, containing Italy, Czechoslovakia, Austria and USA
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|Photo From: Mondial, Old Series, Issue 1, February 1977|
Explanation: This shows Bayern Munich’s Gerd Muller nearing 600 career goals.
|Photo From: Placar, Issue 13, June 12, 1970|
Explanation: This cartoon references Pele’s famous long distance shot that narrowly missed the goal in Brazil and Czechoslovakia match during the 1970 World Cup (June 3, 1970, 4-1 Brazil win)
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|Photo From: Start1988_june 06_№24|
Explanation: A portrait of Gianluca Vialli
|Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue12, April 1982|
Explanation: A portrait of Kevin Keegan
Photo From: 90 minutes, March 12, 1994(By Nick Davies)
Explanation: If you watched Chelsea matches (1993/94) , you could always see a few cars behind the goal. This cartoon references that fact by showing a car salesman trying to sell a car and Chelsea’s Dennis Wise accidentally breaks the glass with a shot.
Note: can someone explain the reason the cars were there?
Also the car salesman looks very much like Vinnie Jones, can someone explain if that is the case, if so what is the reason?