World Cup Willie

World Cup Willie

It’s thanks to the son of a (musical) legend that I have an opportunity to look again at: When you’ve been walking round the shops you can’t help but spot some England/World Cup tat. Everywhere you turn your head there’s some more. It’s on plates, napkins, mugs.. shoes… and bras ! All of this can be traced back to 1966, when the World Cup memorabilia cash-in started with the above mascot. Which was actually the first one. World Cup Willie was the creation of commercial artist Reg Hoye and from this came beer glasses, badges, cuddly toys… to name a…

’66 And All That

There’s no need for me to remind you or go over this event: Everyone knows about it and in England we’ve been trying to escape, or to bring new memories for.. what is it now… 42 years… It seems as if we cursed ourselves by winning it that once and the powers that be have decided that to increase our chances of winning it again is by bringing the World Cup tournament back again. I for one would love it, ju.. Even if we don’t I would still love to see the spectacle of the whole thing back home again.…