Stephen Hurrell

Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.
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First look at a print advert for the new Subbuteo La Leggenda Platinum Edition

This is the first look at a magazine advert for the new Subbuteo La Leggenda Platinum Edition range being launched this week. The newest Subbuteo sets licensed by Hasbro are being launched as...

A love letter to Newcastle’s greatest team and why the Subbuteo team is a classic

Clubs are usually judged by their greatest teams, by the players who thrilled and entertained while donning the club's shirt. Brazil's stunning football of 1970 will forever be etched in memory, as will...

You can play Subbuteo while drinking beer in a brewery

Subbuteo can be a social game. Clubs can be set up with just three players, forums are filled with discussion on collectables and the collector's fairs are usually packed with fans of...

Incredible one-off 1970 Subbuteo Savoy Hotel display is listed for sale

An incredible piece of Subbuteo history has been listed on eBay - but the price might make even the most ardant collectors wince. A one-off Subbuteo display used at the Savoy Hotel for...

Why the Subbuteo League Cup trophy is the one everybody wants

The Carabao Cup kicks off this week after a farce of a first year under the sponsorship of the Thai drinks company. A draw that failed to be streamed live and was subsequently...

How the MLS could save Subbuteo’s ghost teams

Subbuteo has not always kept the numbering system of its 800-plus teams tidy. The reference numbers were used for the first sets of Subbuteo to denote kit colours and it started with a...

Subbuteo.Online is featured in the Daily Record in Scotland

Last week I made a video depicting Celtic's Lisbon Lions beating Inter in the 1967 European Cup final using Subbuteo. I did a quick write up of the game and video here. Anyway, I...

Subbuteo La Leggenda Platinum Edition launched for historic international heavyweight teams

There will be 80 new Subbuteo teams launched from this month (August) based on the best national teams in history. A new Subbuteo team launch is an exciting thing for fans of the...

Stephen Hurrell

Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.
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