There's a new book out about Subbuteo. A link to a review is here.
Around 1980 we used to have mega tournaments round at Peter Corke's house. The final would feature Brazil v Lancaster City and other such delights. Great days.
It's also recalled very well in this song by Half Man Half Biscuit - You Tube link is here. Some background is here.
Insider even featured two figures on the front cover in December 2002.