Mettoy Wembley Trophy orange football
This is a personal quest and labour of love - can you help?
I am trying to get a good photo (or possibly, if the gods of football are watching, an actual ball) of the iconic 1970s Mettoy Wembley orange plastic football - Regulation size 5 of course!
Up on the roof
There is no more iconic reminder of my childhood than this ball and yet it seems to be completely forgotten about with no photos and very little information available on it. There must be hundreds hidden up on old school flat roofs and gutters!
Hot plastic knife repairs
Do you remember that textured orange surface and the way the black lines were indented into the plastic. The hard valve ring and of course the repairs made with a hot knife.
What about that strange square shaped box that folded up in triangles to hold the ball iconically in the centre?
Let's reinflate it
Can you help do you have any photos of you with this legendary ball - maybe you have one at the back of the shed, tired and deflated?
Here is a very proud Mark Sears with the white version of the Wembley football from the early 1970s.
Thanks for the photo Mark, acting a little too cool there, maybe just a hint of a smile would have been good. But as Shankley said 'Football is not a matter of life and death, it's more important than that'.