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Name:       Cliff JonesCliff Jones Tottenham Hotspur Wales Time Vault Soccer Football Card 12.32

Born:        7 February 1935 –  Swansea, Wales

Position:   Left & Right Winger

Club Career:                                                                               Years             Team                            Apps                  Gls    1952-1958      Swansea Town             168                    47      1958-1968      Tottenham Hotspur    318                  135      1968-1970      Fulham                            25                      2

International Career:                                                                                                              1954-1969       Wales                            59                     16

Career Profile:

Considered by most football experts of the day as the best winger in Europe, Cliff Jones was vital to the Spurs 1960-61 double winning team that also went on to lift the FA Cup in 1962 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963.

Lightning fast, full of trickery and as brave as they come he became the embodiment of Bill Nicholson’s mantra that "Winning wasn't enough, it had to be done with a certain style”.

When Tottenham Hotspur first staged a European Cup match against Polish champions Gornik Zabrze in 1961, the Welshman scored a perfect hat-trick — left-foot, right-foot, header, all inside 12 minutes.

Playing 59 times for Wales Cliff appeared in the 1958 World Cup and was part of the Welsh team that beat England 2 – 1 at Ninian Park in 1955 and claims that the winner he scored was his best ever goal.

Time Vault Soccer doffs it’s cap to this Tottenham Hostpur legend with a representation of the double winning 1960 – 61 season.  A season that  saw Cliff contribute 19 goals in 37 appearances for his club and 3 goals in 4 for his country.

Card Profile:

Position:              Midfield/Attack (Left, Right)                                                                        Rating:                 2 Star                                                                                                              Skill Stats:           ATTACK    6           DEFEND    3                                                                   Special:

Raw pace (Speed Skill): When Cliff Jones attacks, your opponent must immediately separate the last card from a defending move consisting of two or more defenders.

 Season Stats:                                                                                                                             Year                 Team                             App          Gls            Hons                                     1960–1961      Tottenham Hotspur    37     (4)   19    (3)    Div1, FAC

Strategy Tip:  A true game changer. Cliff Jones is capable of spoiling your opponents defensive plans. When deployed as the shooting card he boosts your attack whilst simultaneously weakening your opponent’s defence at a critical moment. Equally useful for strategically moving your opponents defence around and hindering their card play. A true strategic thinker’s card.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 12/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.

Name:       John RadfordJohn Radford Arsenal England Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1

Born:        22 February 1947 –  Hemsworth, England

Position:   Center/Inside Forward, Right Winger

Club Career:                                                                              Years                   Team                        Apps                 Gls    1964-1976          Arsenal                       481                  149 1976-1977          West Ham Utd            28                       0 1977-1979          Blackburn Rovers      38                     10

International Career:                                                                                                              1969-1971          England                        2                        0

Career Profile:

Arsenal FC’s fourth all time highest goal scorer behind  Cliff Basten, Thierry Henri and Ian Wright and the clubs youngest ever hat-trick scorer (against Wolves in 1965). John Radford was a powerful, fearless and unselfish forward.

An instrumental part of Arsenal’s FA Cup and League double-winning side of 1970 – 71, a season that proved the most prolific for Radford who scored 21 goals and set up many more including both goals that secured Arsenal the  2-1 FA Cup win against Liverpool clinching the double.

Only capped twice for his country, Frank Mclintock tells a story that  Radford said of Sir Alf Ramsay, “Don’t like the booger”… a straight talking, true Highbury Legend.

Time Vault Soccer doffs it’s cap to this no fuss, highly effective forward with a representation of the double winning 1970 – 71 season.

Also see  “Gunnerstown” blog.

Card Profile:

Position:              Attack (Centre, Right)                                                                                  Rating:                 1 Star                                                                                                              Skill Stats:           ATTACK    5           DEFEND    2                                                                   SPECIAL:              N/A

 Season Stats:                                                                                                                            Year                      Team                     App          Gls            Hons                                              1970 – 1971        Arsenal                   62     (0)   21    (0)    Div1, FAC

Strategy Tip:  Maybe lacking the top end scoring power of some forwards Radford offers a defensive cushion. Well suited to a balanced strategy from the start or used as a substitute to replace a more defensive minded player when chasing the game. Particularly useful when playing along side players with the "Inspiration" Special Skill.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 32/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.

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"Chairman's Choice" now closed. Congratulations to Claire Gouge of Suffolk who correctly identified Frank McLintock and the 1971 FA Cup Final, Charlie George 111th minute winning goal celebration.

Arsenal 1971 FA Cup Charlie George goal celebration

The link? Both Charlie George and John Radford, wearing the No 9 shirt, are in the Time Vault Soccer tabletop card game "Debut 60's v 70's" pack... so you can get your Arsenal together!

Claire has chosen Sir Stanley Matthews for inclusion in the Time Vault Soccer tabletop card game 1950's expansion deck and will receive the first "Matthews" card off the press as the prize for some great sleuth work.

Ace work Claire!

Win a "Chairman's Choice" - With the 1950's expansion deck nearly complete, be the first to answer the following question to select a player of your choosing to feature in the 1950's deck (subject to appropriate permissions).

Q. What’s the link between Time Vault Soccer and what’s happening in the rest of this photo?Time Vault Soccer card game Chairman's Choice 1

Need a clue... see the TVS card game overview video.

 

Got a Golden Boot? Want one?

We're working through our press photos and are flummoxed by the unsung Spurs hero on the left. We’ve got Steve Perryman (Tottenham Hostspur) and Pat Holland (West Ham) but who is our mystery hero? Photo taken in Sept 1973.

Steve Perryman Pat Holland and another

One virtual Time Vault Soccer "Golden Boot" for the first person to provide an answer here, twitter  or Facebook.

Official launch date confirmed - 26th April 2018 on Kickstarter.

So if you like your games with footballs, time machines, cards, shouting, knee slides and sulking... then please say hello, please follow our countdown program and please support our April/May Kickstarter campaign.

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Name:       Aristide GuarneriAristide Guarneri Internazionale Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1

Born:         7 March 1938 – Cremona, Italy

Position:   Center Back, Right Full-back

Club Career:                                                                             Years              Team                  Apps                      Gls  1957-1958     Como                       32                           0          1958-1967     Internazionale      268                           3        1967-1968     Bologna                   28                           1          1978-1969     Napoli                      22                           0                                                            1969-1970     Internazionale          3                           0                                                            1970-1973     Cremonese               8                           0

International Career:                                                                                                              1963-1968            Italy                   21                           1

Career Profile:

Nicknamed “Lo Stopper Gentiluomo”  (The Gentleman Stopper) Guarneri is famed as being a tenacious defender who never received a red-card during his career. Originally a right sided full-back he was paired with Armando Picchi at Inter Milan and converted into an elegant, yet powerful, center-back where he built a reputation for tackling, marking and possessing an exceptional positional sense.

A crucial pillar of the Internazionale Team known as La Grande Inter  (The Great Inter) between 1958 and 1967 he helped them secure, back to back, European Cup wins in 1964 and 1965,  three Serie A divisional titles in 1962-63, 1964-65, 1965-66 and two Intercontinental Cups in 1964 and 1965.

Capped 21 times by Italy, debuting against Pele’s Brazil in 1963, Guarneri became a European Champion with the national team, on home soil, in 1968.

Time Vault Soccer doff’s it’s cap to this “elegant bulwark” of a defender with  a representation of the 1964-65 season. The season that saw Guarneri complete a League, European and Intercontinental  Cup treble with The Great Inter.

Card Profile:

Position:              Defend (Centre, Right)                                                                                Rating:                 1 Star                                                                                                              Skill Stats:           ATTACK    1           DEFEND    6                                                                   SPECIAL:              N/A

Season Stats:                                                                                                                               Year                Team                   App             Gls             Hons                                                 1964–1965      Internazionale     31    (2)        0    (0)   SerA, EC, IC

Strategy Tip:  An out and out defender providing heavy fortification at the back. Although offering little in attack, when combined with a Goalkeeper and/or deployed alongside players with the “Inspiration” Special Skill Guarneri can be a match saver.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 6/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.