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    How times have changed.
    Back in 1970 the 19 year old Peter Marinello joined*Arsenal*from Hibs for £100,000, a club record fee at the time.*

    I remember the papers and TV where full of this new darling wonder boy who posed for fashion press shoots as well:



    His career on the pitch however did not flourish.


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    That's a Lotus-Cortina in the background.

    I would give several body parts to own one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    That's a Lotus-Cortina in the background.

    I would give several body parts to own one of those.
    I was looking at that. Couldn't make out whether it was the lotus or the GT. My brother in law had the GT, I think I pushed it more than rode in it.
    Strange how we thought they were really fast, your bog standard focus of today would probably piss all over it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    I was looking at that. Couldn't make out whether it was the lotus or the GT. My brother in law had the GT, I think I pushed it more than rode in it.
    Strange how we thought they were really fast, your bog standard focus of today would probably piss all over it.
    Look to the left of the number plate - that is the "upside down triangle" Lotus badge.

    They only put out 115hp from the Lotus twin-cam engine, but it made a lovely noise, and was so light, you could throw one into a corner and power your way out.


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    Default Re: Footballers as fashion icons

    Style icons?

    Nobody could do better surely?

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    70's fashion was truly horrendous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    70's fashion was truly horrendous.
    You wont be saying that when it finally hits stagfield.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    You wont be saying that when it finally hits stagfield.
    I remember it only too well mate, it's only just left parts of it


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    The man who started the whole footballers as fashion icon thing and probably the finest footballer I have ever seen. I think there is still a fashion label using his name.

    What do you think his value would be in today's transfer market?



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    Wife beating, town drunk.... he'd have fell into the Ravel Morrison bracket in the present day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    The man who started the whole footballers as fashion icon thing and probably the finest footballer I have ever seen. I think there is still a fashion label using his name.

    What do you think his value would be in today's transfer market?

    Incalculable.

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    Best is still the most skilful footballer to have ever graced a field, and my missus still thinks he is the hottest footballer ever.

    His value in today's market? Messi + Ronaldo x 10.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    That's a Lotus-Cortina in the background.

    I would give several body parts to own one of those.
    I remember seeing a field of Grand Prix drivers at Brands Hatch one year all racing Lotus Cortinas. They were just having fun and it was fun for the spectators, too. I used to stand at Druids behind a few straw bales.


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    Worst-dressed-Sportsmen.jpg

    No 70's fashion matched the dire suits worn by the scouse at Wembly.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...l-soon-6582198

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    They don't make England shirts like this anymore.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Juif Rouge View Post
    They don't make England shirts like this anymore.
    Nice pins.

    What was it with blokes back then, they looked in their late 40's in their 20's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Nice pins.

    What was it with blokes back then, they looked in their late 40's in their 20's.
    Other way round now pal.


 

 

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