10 football 'teams of yesteryear'. Are you and your old team-mates featured?
- Credit: Contributed
We all love a team photo.
And of course many of us have played in football teams.
The obligatory team pic is always a must at the start of the season, the middle, or even the end - preferably with winning trophies.
So, I hope you enjoy looking through a few I found in the Archant archives. Feel free to e-mail any others you have and we can do this all over again another week!.... firstname.lastname@example.org
And here's a really old photograph to start off with.....What a classic this is. Top hat and all!
PEASENHALL FC 1906
Next up, we move forward more than century. And head towards the Shotley Peninsula
- 1 Tributes to much-loved Laura, 28, after Covid death
- 2 Serial 'dine and dash' conman who fled hotels without paying is jailed
- 3 Car catches fire outside Morrisons store in Ipswich
- 4 Timeline: When can you expect to receive the Covid vaccine?
- 5 Suffolk Covid rates declining, but increased deaths expected
- 6 Ipswich consider striker signing after Hawkins undergoes surgery
- 7 Parents 'distraught' after teenage boy is violently assaulted in Chantry
- 8 Covid rate falling across Suffolk and north Essex
- 9 Town have 27 first teamers available... And Taylor hints at the return of squad rotation
- 10 Plans to convert pub into takeaway refused
SHOTLEY ROSE 2010
Now, I'm not sure this is 2010, but the caption said it was, so I'm going with that. Anyhow, treble winners that season... The Rose. Up the Greens!
OK, so now we move into ladies football. Of course the ladies game is much more prominent these days, but there was still plenty of ladies playing football in years gone by.
I assume Volvo is to do with the car makers, and perhaps the ladies worked there at a showroom in Suffolk. I have no idea.
VOLVO LADIES 1972
Youth football is and has always been popular. Young players starting out on their footballing journeys. These days from under-6s.
Anyhow, here is a great pic of a local Ipswich club, Achilles - and again I think it's 2010.
ACHILLES U16s 2010
Now I must confess, I really do like this next team photograph. It's my favourite of the group.
I think it's because they all look very neat, lined precisely up against the wall. And they have a trophy, but I no not what for.
IPSWICH CIVIC COLLEGE FC 1975
School football teams always take a nice photograph. I have a photograph of when I played at St Johns C of E Primary in Ipswich, circa about 1904! (I jest). We played in all white, like Leeds. Anyhow, I digress, nice one here from St Mary's & Farlingaye School, near Woodbridge.
Taken of course the year England won the World Cup
ST MARY'S & FARLINGAYE SCHOOL1966
Now, there are amateur football teams and there are amateur football teams. But when you play for Suffolk, you are usually of a very decent standard.
I imagine many of these lads were fine players. Sadly, again, no names. This game was played at Portman Road.
SUFFOLK SENIOR TEAM 1979
Next up with have a team which I can only assume is from west Suffolk, seeing as it's Greene King.
I don't know if this was a team that played in a league, or an Inter-Firm team. Remember the old Inter-Firm games?
Here at the EADT we got to the final I believe twice in what was a great competition. I played in the second time we got there, where we got well beaten by BT Research. Can't remember the year, about 1984 I think. It was played at Halifax Road, Ipswich. We woz robbed! (not really, they were far too good).
GREENE KING FC 1972
Whitton have always been a big club in Ipswich. Here is a team pic from the '60s. I don't know if it is an age group side, or the full first team.
Their colours today are green and white. I wonder when they changed them from this all white kit? And look at all those trophies!
WHITTON UNITED 1965
And finally, a little bit of nostalgia from my own work's team from 1978 - the EADT.
Both myself and Paul Skingley, who were brilliant players!!! (well he was), hadn't started at the EADT in 1978. But we knew all these guys and played with them in later years. Some even used to throw me and Skins' packed lunch boxes out of the windows when we were apprentices! And tie us to lamposts when our apprenticeships came to an end! You know who you are! But what a line-up. Some really good players here, especially messrs. King and Greene. Great days!