Goal, 2nd Edition
Updated: Dec 29, 2022
Goal Card Game 2nd Edition
First Published: 1965 c., Pepys Series, Publisher: Castell Larby Ltd., St. Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Assistance from football clubs acknowledged in rules.
Contents: 44 Cards, 3 Card Formation Sheets + Rules Booklet
"The pack consists of 44 Soccer players, each in the playing colours of a famous club. The cards also show club names, grounds, nicknames (if any) and, where it has been possible to obtain permission to reproduce them, their crests (if any)."
There are 2 Goal keepers, 4 each of the other positions from 1-10 and 2 Free Kicks. In Edition 1 there were 2 Card Formation Sheets, Edition 2 has 3.
Goal Cards: Goalkeepers: Swansea Town & Luton Town, Number 2s: Middlesborough, Heart of Midlothian, Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur, Number 3s: Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield Town, The Celtic.
Goal Cards: 3: Ipswich Town, 4s: Leeds United, Derby County, Birmingham City, Chelsea, 5s: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Bristol Rovers, Fulham.
Goal Cards: 6s: West Bromwich Albion, Burnley, Cardiff City, Bolton Wanderers, 7s: Hibernians, Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester City, Barnsley, 8: Portsmouth
Goal Cards: 8s: Everton, Grimsby Town, Arsenal. 9s: Sunderland, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Aston Villa, 10s: Manchester United, Liverpool.
Goal Cards: 10s: Blackpool, Charlton Athletic, 11s: Sheffield United, The Rangers, Bristol City, West Ham United, Free Kicks: Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City.
Shortly after release of the 1st Edition a number of corrections and updates needed to be made. I have given the date of circa 1965 for the publication of the 2nd Edition largely based on the various strip changes made by clubs.
The release of the 2nd Edition must have cleared up all the errors and ensured that the game was 100% bang up to date. If you would like to double check that there are no mistakes in the historic strips, crests or nicknames of the 44 football clubs depicted then www.historicalkits.co.uk might be a good starting point.
Aside from a new Title Card there are very few differences between the box and rules of the 1st and 2nd Editions. The printing of the 2nd Edition's cards does look brighter and sharper and the backs of the cards in this edition are printed the right way up.
Game & Version Details
Goal 2nd Ed. - Card Back
Goal 2nd Ed. - Rules Front
Goal 2nd Ed. - Card Formation Sheets
Goal 2nd Ed. - Rules Back
Goal 2nd Ed. - Box Back
Goal 2nd Ed. - Box Top
Goal 2nd Ed. - Box Side Left
Goal 2nd Ed. - Box Base
Goal 2nd Ed. - Box Side Right
Goal 2nd Ed. - Box Back With Flap