Merlin Premier League stickers

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    Bread Full Member

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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    ah those were the days. In the school yard, with your big collection of stickers for swaps. Going through them all with someone else "have, have, have, OH NEEEEEED, have......."

    One of the staff in a local shop knew by the barcode if it had silvers in the packets, oh i loved her!!!!
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    Feeky Magee keen violinist

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    Merlin's beard, that would have saved me a lot of cash.
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    I liked doing that online one for the World Cup not long ago
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    Wes Banned

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    I once had a mate who completed the book three times in one year, and had probably a million swapsies too

    I think he eventually graduated onto pogs or some such post-marbles shite

    must check up on him at some stage
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    Retirantmobs Stokke Stalker - smells of fish

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    I collected the Match Attax cards for the last world cup mainly as I was getting them for free from work pretty much completed the box minus signed cards but it brought a lot of memories back. If I could have someone to swap stickers with I'd probably collect them again.
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    Rowem gently, down the stream

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    Merlin stickers were awesome. I completed the book for several years but when I turned 12 barely anyone at school bought the book that year as all the other feckers were busy swapping pokemon cards. Shame that.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    Loved those little books, will give it a cheeky little go getting some next year and being very very embarrassed about it.
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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    Stephen Ireland used complete the book 4 times per year, the spoiled bastard. His father would buy a hole box of them from the shop every 2nd day. I was rather jelous of that, had to make do with cleaning my room for pocket money to buy them!!
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    20solskjaer Full Member

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    We should have a caf sticker book thread, used to love collecting them
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    Team Brian GB Baby Cameron loves X-Factor

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    I liked the world cup coins from 1998 as well - every packet seemed to have Andy Hitchcliffe.
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    I found one of my books the other day. I collected them from 1995 to about 2001.
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    beardsleybob Full Member

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    I remember how coveted #1 and 2 were. And the United crest and squad.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    My first sticker-collection were called Panini I think - must have been the 82 world cup - and then I collected english football for about 7-8 years

    I still have thousands of those non-sticker once - they were like orange or blue on the back in the 60s and 70s
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    vanthaman Winner

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    Merlin >> Panini
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    Bread Full Member

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    I completed that set, still got it somewhere but have lost david batty!
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    Bread Full Member

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    I remember every year you'd end up with x amount of player you didnt want, I know the year before that i was stuck with 5 Dion Dublins, That year I got Colin Hendry about 4 times.

    All ended well those because i managed to find a younger kid and inform him that Dion dublin was way better than Eric Cantona and he should swap me, which he did.
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    Adebesi Full Member

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    My son started collecting Match Attax recently which takes me back to my old Panini sticker collecting days. Tho glad they don't give a stick of chewing gum in the packets like they used to.

    I don't know if this is just what they've come up with at school or if this is an actual thing. But apparently the most coveted card in the set is Daniel Sturridge. Daniel Sturridge. What is that about? Who are Match Attax to fill our kids' heads with this nonsense, that Daniel Sturridge is somehow special, that opening a pack of cards and seeing his face is something we should all be greatly looking forward to.

    I feel he's being mislead. It's like he came back from school to say he's been learning creationism.
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    Oh yeah. Those sticker packs where they hold back a couple until the final few weeks and then suddenly the one you were looking for for ages is everywhere. I remember collecting Football 78 and a cars one. Nobody could get the Honda Civic. Then it seemed like there was one in every pack. That was my last collection. Feckin' rip-off.
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    vanthaman Winner

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    The baywatch one was good, really liked the WWF ones too.soe great shineys in the wwf one
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    Igor Drefljak Definitely Russian

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    Talk to my mates about these every so often,
    It was one of the best things as a kid, and although we grew out of it, we still cannot believe it's a trend that stopped, as it was such a great thing
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    Adebesi Full Member

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    What do you mean? It's not stopped, kids still collect these things.
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    Phurry Furry Fecker

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    Were they the ones that you got from Sainsbury's? I had three complete sets and got my nephew a couple of complete boxes to take to school for the kids to go through to complete their sets.

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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    I seem to remember ESSO doing those in the 70s.
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    A lad on my team in work brought in the entirely completed 96-99 albums. Incredible achievement (spoiled little shit).

    Awesome memories sat browsing them.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    My lad is addicted to Match Attacks

    It is all he ever wants. You are right that they have Sturridge with one of the highest stats.
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    Did anyone have this album?

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    I got it one afternoon and being really confused as I knew none of the teams or players, since all I knew back then was the Premier League.

    That memory just randomly popped into my head for some reason.


    Edit: Seeing this cover is so nostalgic :drool:

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    Physiocrat Full Member

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    That was an awesome cover that one was.