Football club histories come in all shapes and sizes. They range from old, old football books and pamphlets, detailing the early days of a club's history to contemporary football books, offering an up to date profile of hundreds of football clubs, domestic and international. Sometimes the club history is harder to discover. A souvenir guide and football programme for a fund raising event in 1925 might contain details of stallholders and the programme of entertainment at the event. But it also turns out to contain a detailed and fascinating history of Bury Football Club in its first fifty years of existence too.
Although Thomas Elyot mentions football in his VERY old football book in 1531, "football is nothinge but beastlie furie and extreme violence"and we know that mention of people palying football stretches back to at least the 1100s, the Football Association first codified a uniform set of rules for football in England in 1863. Up until then there had been several versions of rules for football. The agreed, uniform codification of football rules coincided with, or most probably came out of the increase in numbers of new football clubs. Clubs, such as Sheffield, Hallam FC, Crazy Wanderers, Worksop Town, Notts County, Stoke City and Bradford Park Avenue all were born between 1857 and 1863. Some are as familiar to us today, some have become defunct. Defunct or still thriving, all these football clubs have fascinating histories of their rises and falls, ebbs and flows of progress in football competition
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Football book. Season-by-season record of Everton Football Club from 1977-2002. 8vo. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial boards, fine.
300 yards of Tannadice Road is all that separates the two Dundee clubs. This book looks at the origins of the clubs and the social, economic anf footballing changes in the town of Dundee during their 100
With in-depth biographies of the important figures and all the statistics this book looks at the 110 year history of the Rams. 4to. 182pp. Illustrated throughout. Dust-wrapper, very good.
Booklet about the Glenbuck Cherrypickers, a team from a small mining village in Ayrshire with a proud tradition of producing professional footballers, most notably the great Bill Shankly. First printed
An affectionate look, in words and pictures, at the most important events, seasons and individuals at the Cottage over the last century or so. 4to. 288pp. Subscriber's copy #146. Dust-wrapper, very good.
Two volume facsimile of early Fulham F.C. programmes for the 1907-8 and 1908-9 seasons. Both 4to. Original green cloth, gilt titles in slip case as issued. Slip case a little bumped, otherwise a very good
Comprehensive statistical study of Halifax Town with season-by-season results, line-ups and analysis from 1911-2005. First edition. 4to. 144pp. Laminated pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated. A fine
Volume 13 in the Soccer Data series of club histories, telling the story through stats of the Tigers since 1999. Softback. 4to. 119pp. Illustrated. Glossy pictorial wrappers, nr as new.
Football book. Statistical history of Derby County Football Club. 8vo. 492pp. Dust-wrapper, fine.
A supplement to the 1984 "Complete Record" offering up extra statictics, facts and a few corrections. Paperback. 8vo. 112pp. Illustrated, mainly portraits. Pictorial card covers. Scarce.
Limited edition record of the achievements of Derby County Football Club published in their Centenary year. 1st edition. 8vo. 352pp. including tables and photographs. Internally wonderfull, clean and
Full history and statistical record of the Rams' players and matches up to the end of the 1987-88 season. 8vo. 448pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, very good.
Contains photographs and biographies of the players. Paperback. Small 8vo. 48pp. Original printed wrappers, sl rubbed, former owner's name to front.
Published to commemorate the greatest season in Dunbar United's history, when they won both the East of Scotland Cup and the Scottish Junior Cup. Paperback. 4to. 20pp. Very good condition.
Lavish history of Dundee United Football Club, with many photos and statistics. Large 4to. 282pp. Dustwrapper, very good.
Short pen portraits of all the players, coaching and admin staff , tables of league standings, a bibliography and a section of fan "trivia" relating to the Tannadice based club. Paperback. 237pp.
Centenary history of one of the oldest clubs in Scottish Junior Football. Paperback. 8vo. 48pp. Very good condition.
A history of the German football club. In German language. 8vo. 384pp. Illustrated boards. Fine condition.
A souvenir of Enfield's FA Cup run in 1981, culminating in a 4th round replay against Barnsley at White Hart Lane in front of 35,000 people. Paperback. 8vo. 16pp. Very good.
A full record of players and matches, from 1880-81 to 1992-93. Third, updated edition. 8vo. 416pp. Profusely illustrated, mainly portraits. Dust-wrapper, very good.
Football book. A comprehensive history of Everton Football Club. 8vo. 417pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.
Season by season write-ups of the from 1970-71 to 1994-95. Paperback. 8vo. 72pp. Illustrated. Pictorial stiffened paper wrappers, good.
A collection of profiles of Everton's greatest players down the years, from Dave Hickson and Dixie Dean to Andy Gray and Neville Southall. Softback. 8vo. 170pp. Profusely illustrated. Glossy pictorial
A history of Everton Football Club. Small 4to. 142pp. Photographs in the text. Dust-wrapper, price-clipped.
The definitive history and statistical record of Everton Football Club and one of the sought-after Breedon series of club histories. 8vo. 398pp. Illus. As new in dust-wrapper.
A survey of all the major Everton players since the days of Dean and Sagar. Paperback. 4to. 208pp. Profusely illustrated, mainly portraits. Glossy pictorial covers, very good.
Football book. The complete history and record of the Grecians from their earliest days when pupils from St Sidwell's School in Exeter started played soccer at the end of the 19th century. 8vo. 384pp.
Produced to commemorate the move to their new ground this book documents the History of Hull City and their Boothferry Park ground. Paperback. Landscape format 4to. 130pp. Numerous photographs and illustrations
A season-by-season account of the club from the first in 1911/12 to the end of 1987/88, plus player biogs and full statistics. Paperback. 4to. 168pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated glossy covers.
Football book. Comprehensive statistical history of Fulham football club. 8vo. 511pp. Dust-wrapper, fine.
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