Christmas presents for sports fans that don’t need a John Lewis advert from books, to vintage scarves, football kits and t-shirts
Know a football fan or just an all-round sports nut? If so, then talkSPORT has you covered for gift ideas.
You have just over a month to get your presents sorted, so read on for to discover books, clothes and possibly a Dukla Prague away kit…
20 years of talkSPORT
Here, the funniest moments, callers and studio spats are captured – from talkSPORT’s early days of general chaos and mayhem – to it’s plush new studios, which has seen both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder grace them.
In addition, find out how Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson was convinced to sing karaoke and which presenter refused to do his live show after being water bombed by Liverpool fans in Rome.
Behind the Mask: My autobiography by Tyson Fury
He rose to greatness, he fell from greatness and now he’s on the rise again. Tyson Fury aka the Gypsy King recently joined talkSPORT to talk all things boxing, while promoting his book.
If you know someone who is a fan of the People’s Champion then they’ll love this. As boxing journalist Ron Lewis puts it: “Tyson Fury has become Britain’s most unlikely inspirational figure”.
It’s one of the great moments in Arsenal history and it’s told by the players in their own words.
On the final day of the football season in 1989, Arsenal were beating Liverpool 1-0, but needed another goal to clinch the title. Up steps Michael Thomas in the closing moments and, to quote Brian Moore, ‘It’s up for grabs now’…
Got Not Got book
It’s another offering from Derek Hammond and Gary Silke, authors of the ‘Got, Not Got’ series of books.
A must for fans you know who loved those playground fads whether it was Corinthian figures, Puma Kings or other footy ‘stuff’ – the best kind – of the last 50 years.
Clothes and experiences
Send them to Strip!
From 22 November until 7 June, 2020, the National Football Museum hosts one of the largest curated exhibitions of football shirts and will be telling fans the story of football shirt culture.
Want to see England’s Italia ’90 shirt? What about the Admiral kits that were the catalyst for fans’ lust for replica kits? They’re all here, as is West Germany’s 1990 World Cup and Brazil’s 1970 number.
For more info and football kit porn, visit nationalfootballmuseum.com
The art of football on a t-shirt
As they point out, some shirt sponsors are synonymous with the legends who wore them, such as Gabriel Batistuta in Fiorentina’s memorable ‘Nintendo’ kit.
Art of Football have incorporated a number of these as part of their ‘Bootleg Legends’ selection, while there’s also something for boxing, cricket and rugby fans.
House of Scarves
If you need to wrap up warm and, let’s face it, you almost certainly will, then do it in style.
Greatestkits.co.uk have a collection of vintage, original scarves from Kidderminster Harriers, through to Tottenham, Brondby and Man United.
They also deal in vintage kits and if you’re in London at the start of December (3-8) then head to Shoreditch for their pop-up shop and see what else they’ve got to offer.
Cushions, mugs and tees
A glance at thenorthcurve.com is a dangerous thing to do.
In no time at all you’ll be down a rabbit hole of retro football from the 1970 to the 1990s.
From tees, to coasters, mugs and cushions, you’re bound to find something for fans from all eras.
Source: SportsLatest TS