Casdon Soccer (or Casdon Football)
A game most people of a certain age probably remember from their childhood. Still regularly sells well on ebay. Came in a few versions including and England version around the late seventies with the famous Admiral kitted team.
If you have ever seen the players in blue, green or yellow plastic then please get in touch.
Later relaunched in a fabulous international edition.
The earliest version of the game - titled Football not Soccer and a natty blue jumper for Bobby.
Complete set in super condition.
Casdon Soccer with blue jumper
Well this is how sad I am!!
I found an early blue jumper version of the box but with 'soccer' instead of 'football' wording.
Blue turns to red
What a comb over!
Only Ralph Coates was able to offer any sort of competition in the hair stakes.
The name changes to Soccer and the jumper turns red (bet Man Utd insisted on that!)
Sturdy plastic pitch and two teams of figures that rotate when knobs are turned to kick the ball.
Different player versions
The chunkier figures are from the early set and the weedy ones from the later sets. Apparently also available in blue, green and yellow plastic but I have never seen these.
Clip in plastic goals and a large sloping indentation in front of the goals surely favours the attackers
The teams clip into place and also have notched rings on the bases to catch the ball bearing
Back in the Sixties I am sure Soccer was a banned word!
Pretty crappy retouching on the box lid photo!!
I'm learning Photoshop at the moment so I find this highly amusing.