Category: Interview

Derek Goodier: An Interview (Part Two)

The second part of my interview with Derek Goodier moves onto football from the 1960s onwards, and explores some of the main differences between ‘then and now’. Over the years from the fifties into the sixties, my impression is that there were less goals scored, the game became a bit more tactical and defensive. Was…

By MisterPBLW April 22, 2020 0

Derek Goodier: An Interview (Part One)

I have had many football conversations over the years with my father-in-law, Derek Goodier, who was playing and watching the game as early as the Second World War. When I started the blog, I decided to interview Derek, to capture his wealth of knowledge and experience. He kindly shared his memories of Stanley Matthews, Stoke…

By MisterPBLW April 18, 2020 0

James Brown: An Interview

James Brown is from one of the USA’s most illustrious footballing families – his grandfather Jim played at the 1930 World Cup, where he scored in the semi-final, while his father George was also a US international. Both are in the US Soccer Hall of Fame. James himself is an active football historian, Vice-President of…

By MisterPBLW January 11, 2020 0

Shahan Petrossian: An Interview

This interview is a new development for the 1888 Letter, and I hope the first of many. In the course of my research for this blog over the last 18 months, I kept finding useful links to the site Soccer Nostalgia, and videos posted on YouTube by ‘sp1873’. The site contained a wealth of detail…

By MisterPBLW September 7, 2019 0