The Lost World of Football: B is for Bobble Hat…

Got, Not Got

Continuing our series of extracts from ‘The Lost World of Football’… 

If you want to get ahead, get a hat. That’s what optimistic types (with hats) used to say back in the olden days before the unnatural incursion of the baseball cap gave headgear in general a bad name in Britain.

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Like greedy, stupid grey squirrels ganging up and bullying our delightful native red squirrels, the ubiquitous baseball cap soon put paid to the bowler, the trilby, the boater and the humble club-coloured bobble hat, which was once the universal signifier of a football fan…

‘The Lost World of Football’ is available now in branches of WH Smiths and Waterstones or can be ordered here…  

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