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Ah, the good old days – 27-a-side, jumpers for goalposts and a ‘proper’ football to kick around. We can’t help with finding another 53 people for your kickabout, but we do know where you can find an old-fashioned leather football.
That place is the Conran Shop. The ball itself is manufactured by Seletti in a nice brown leather, complete with traditional lacing – just like the one Geoff Hurst struck in the ’66 World Cup Final.
Obviously, it needs a bit more attention than the plastic one from the local shop – but a brush down a rub with dubbin should make it last for many years. Available now for around £40.