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Subbuteo

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Subbuteo was originally made by one man in his shed. It was a classic game with a green felt football pitch on the floor and a team of players made of plastic. You flicked the ball with your finger and it made the ball roll towards the goal. Great for young boys!


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Subbuteo Mania - Did You Have It? Last post by darren
01 August 2013

Do You Remember Subbuteo?

Do You Remember Subbuteo?

  • petsounds
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    was so jealous when my friends got the astro turf version - i had the stadium edition - great memories
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have my original set. Pretty good condition too including the extra accessories like referees and linesmen, photographers and manager. My mate and I used to put cotton wool on the pitch and play with an orange ball to mimic a snowy pitch. For some reason one of the teams had to be Wolves in this scenario. Whenever AC Milan played Inter Milan the ball became largely irrelevant as to replicate our perceived view of the 'catenaccio' of Serie A the intention in these games was to take out the opposition players out instead. Subbuteo is apparently the Latin name for a bird of prey more commonly described as a 'Eurasian hobby' although I remain convinced the name was actually inspired by the wonderful commentaries of the great Barry Davies: "Its a beauty......ohhh! Surely? My mate had a celluloid set which he used to regularly thrash my more leaden heavyweights. The Undertones 1980 top ten hit "My Perfect Cousin" name checks this great game "He always beat me at Subbuteo, Cause he flicked the kick and I didn't know." Marvellous!
  • Anonymous user
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    Used to love this,though i wasn't as into it as much as my cousin Scott. He had lots more teams and accessories than me.Played subbuteo at his house more than at home. He usually beat me as well!
  • Anonymous user
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    Subbuteo rocked! I remember saving up pocket money to buy different teams (or swapping with friends, naming the players after your favourite players (or was that just us...?)...and the joy of having to buy new ones after you trod on them! :)
  • Anonymous user
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    Who can forget the joy of subbuteo, particularly when your best mate trod on one of your players and you had to fix it with glue? Plus there was subbuteo rugby and cricket too!