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Collections Stories

Looking to learn more of the stories behind the objects?

Delve into the fascinating history of our extensive collection. Below you will find blogs, articles, Q&As and features on our favourite objects, unlocking the stories within each item and exploring what makes football the game of our lives. This is also where we will be revealing our Object of the Week, showcasing some of the fascinating items from our ever-growing collection. Check here every Thursday for the latest insight and opinion from our museum curators and experts.

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Object of the week: John Motson’s sheepskin coat

21 January 2021

It's 30 years (December 1990) since John Motson appeared at Wycombe Wanderers' Adams park battling snow gusts in his sheepskin coat. We look at the key piece of the legendary commentator's winter wardrobe.

Meeting Diego Maradona

25 November 2020

Sporting Memories group member Tony Haggerty on the time he was lucky enough to meet football royalty, El Diego.

Object of the Week: Alex Scott England shirt

14 October 2020

One of Britain’s most influential players, Alex Scott was capped by her country 140 times, scored in a UEFA Cup Final, and won 21 major trophies as an Arsenal player.

Object of the Week: Trent Alexander-Arnold’s boots

8 October 2020

They were worn by one of the game's rising stars in an important game. They also show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Collections Manager Wiebke Cullen looks at Trent Alexander-Arnold's boots...