Friday, 8 November 2013
The Penny Floater
When I was a kid the only football the local shop sold and the only one we could afford was what we affectionately called the penny floater. This was a cheap thin oversized football that a good strong wind would play havoc with. They came in two colours white or red. If you were really posh you could just the one with the proper football markings. You also had to keep out of the way of anyone smoking as a wayward cigarette would see you holding a flat piece of plastic that once resembled a football. As did the smallest thorn. Ah those were the days !