Arsenal's Bob McNab, West Ham's Geoff Hurst and Arsenal youngster Peter Marinello are pictured before a special charity modelling shoot of Playboy international menswear in west London in 1972. While McNab and Hurst were established stars - and Hurst a World Cup winner - 22-year-old Marinello was just starting his career
We start with this rather splendid set of kipper ties, which are being shown off by Chelsea's Alan Hudson in this 1970 picture. Hudson, who played twice for England in 1975, spent six years with the London club before moving on to Stoke and later Arsenal
Our first fine flares of this 1970s special, and they are not the last. Here are Arsenal players David O'Leary, Graham Rix, Trevor Ross and Frank Stapleton in Norwich ahead of a match against the Canaries in 1977. The caption states that this picture was taken at the old Post House Hotel in the Norfolk city
look at the lionel blairs on this lot
John Toshack could hardly look more relaxed here in his sombrero before Liverpool's UEFA Cup semi-final first leg against Barcelona in 1976. Toshack was Liverpool's hero in the Nou Camp, scoring the only goal of the match. The Reds were eventual winners of the competition
You often hear moans from football fans of a certain age that there aren't as many characters in the game today. Here's one from yesteryear, Crystal Palace manager Malcolm Allison, with trademark fedora, holding up three fingers to the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge, forewarning them of how many goals his side would score in an FA Cup fifth-round tie in 1976. Final score: Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 3
Ray Clemence and Phil Neal pose at Anfield in 1976
Manchester City's Dave Watson is pictured the day before England's friendly clash with the Netherlands in 1977
Rodney Marsh is pictured during his days with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1979. In England, Marsh played with Fulham, QPR and Manchester City and later became a colourful TV pundit
We probably won't see too many pictures of stars mixing with fans on the train home during the new season. This is exactly what Burnley's Mick Docherty (front centre) is doing in this 1973 picture. To steal a line from the supplied caption - 'the ashtray full of cigarette butts suggests the NO SMOKING sign has been ignored'
Thumbs up all round here - Fulham's John Mitchell, Sir Bobby Moore, Alan Mullery and Viv Busby are ready to board the coach heading north for their FA Cup semi-final against Birmingham in 1975. Mitchell scored Fulham's goal in a a 1-1 draw in the first match at Hillsborough, and he was on target again with a dramatic late extra-time winner in the replay at Maine Road
Peter Osgood, then of Southampton, looking rather dapper in 1975.
'Andy Gray, wearing a lumberjack jacket and trapper hat, poses with an axe and an angry expression'. Andy, if you're reading this, please do get in touch with an explanation
England's Kevin Keegan, Gerry Francis and Mick Channon have Scotland in their sights as they wait at Heathrow Airport before flying to Glasgow for the final match of the 1976 British Championship. Channon scored for England at Hampden Park but goals from Don Masson and Kenny Dalglish gave Scotland a 2-1 victory
Kenny Dalglish in glorious technicolour here, with Bolton's Frank Worthington (left) outside the clothes boutique 'Dalglish' in 1978;
Liverpool pair Steve Heighway and Brian Hall read a Greek newspaper in Athens ahead of a UEFA Cup second round, second leg match against AEK in 1972. It seems to be all Greek to them...
George Best - this is a picture of the Manchester United great in 1972, shortly before he announced his retirement from the game. Best is seen here with four models at a Manchester fashion show
A picture of one of English football's best-loved characters to finish this week - here's Bobby Robson in 1977, when he was manager of Ipswich. Winger Clive Woods is watching on. Robson, who later became England manager, led the Suffolk club to FA Cup glory in 1978 and a famous UEFA Cup triumph in 1981
Love it Steve, think I'll have to dig out the old lionel Blair's