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Football Club Histories (I-P)

Football Club Histories (I-P)

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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25 SEASONS AT DEEPDALE: THE COMPLETE RECORD 1977-78 TO 2001-02

Season-by-season record of Preston North End from 1977-2002. 8vo. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial boards, as new.

£15.00

43 YEARS WITH THE SAME BIRD: A LIVERPUDLIAN LOVE AFFAIR

The bird in question is, of course, the Liver Bird. A  fan's eye view of the ups and downs of the last half century at Liverpool Football Club. 8vo. 323pp. Dust-wrappers. Fine

£10.00

A-Z OF MANCHESTER FOOTBALL

"Everything you could want to know about City and United". Paperback. Small 8vo. 251pp. Very good condition.

£5.00

ALEX FERGUSON: 10 GLORIOUS YEAR 1986-1996

The story of Fergie's first 10 years as Manchester United's manager. Paperback. 4to. 141pp. Photographs throughout text. Laminated paper wrappers, shelf wear to edges and a little creased at corners,

£4.00

ALEX FERGUSON: 6 YEARS AT UNITED

The story of Fergie's first six years as Manchester United's manager, which was how long it took him to win the club its first League Championship title for 25 years. 8vo. 159pp. 16 pages of photographs.

£6.00

ALL ABOUT ARGYLE 1903-1963

Good history of Plymouth Argyle F.C with extensive statistical section, published for the Club's diamond jubilee. First edition. Large 8vo (24 x 19cms). 128pp. Illus. Original pictorial wrappers, minor

£30.00

ALL THE LADS: A COMPLETE WHO'S WHO OF SUNDERLAND A.F.C.

The complete who's who of every player to represent Sunderland AFC since 1884, with extensive biographies and full career details for each player. Thick 8vo. 480pp. Lavishly illustrated. Dust-wrapper,

£15.00

ALL THE LADS: A COMPLETE WHO'S WHO OF SUNDERLAND A.F.C.

The complete who's who of every player to represent Sunderland AFC since 1884, with extensive biographies and full career details for each player. Thick 8vo. 480pp. Lavishly illustrated. Dust-wrapper,

£15.00

ALMANACCO ILLUSTRATO DEL MILAN

A comprehensive statistical history of AC Milan. In Italian. 8vo. 638pp. Illustrated boards. Fine condition.

£14.00

AMBER IN THE BLOOD. A HISTORY OF NEWPORT COUNTY

Football book. A very good history of the Welsh club. 4to. 176pp. Illustrated boards. In very good condition.

£45.00

ANNALS OF THE CORINTHIAN FOOTBALL CLUB

Football book. A history of the celebrated English amateur side, founded in 1882 by N. Lane Jackson, whose name became synonymous with fair play. With notes on the players, details of tours abroad, full

£100.00

ARGYLE CLASSICS - MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN PLYMOUTH ARGYLE'S LEAGUE AND CUP HISTORY

Football book. A look at some of the great matches in the history of Plymouth Argyle, with many photographs. Small 4to. 350pp. Illustrated boards. Fine condition. Signed by the author to title-page.

£12.00

ASTON VILLA 1886-1982: THE GREAT YEARS OF ASTON VILLA

Season-by-season results, scorers and team line-ups for all Aston Villa games up to 1982. Paperback. 8vo. 200pp. Illus. Card covers with dustwrapper. Very good.

£8.00

BACK PAGE UNITED: A CENTURY OF NEWSPAPER COVERAGE: MANCHESTER UNITED

A comprehensive record of the highs and lows of the Red Devils as seen through the back pages of the national and regional press. 4to. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, spine very lightly sunned,

£4.00

THE BATTLE FOR MANCHESTER CITY

The story of the break up of the great Man City side of Mercer and Allison and the grim years that followed. First edition. 8vo. 187pp. Photos. A very good copy in dust wrapper.

£6.00

THE BLACK 'N' WHITE ALPHABET: A COMPLETE WHO'S WHO OF NEWCASTLE UNITED F.C.

A complete record of the almost 1,000 players who have appeared in a first-class match for the Magpies since season 1892-93, each with biographies and the vast majority with a portrait of the player. Thick

£16.00

BLEAK & BLUE: 22 YEARS AT THE MANCHESTER ACADEMY OF FOOTBALL FARCE

The joys and frustrations of supporting Man City in their dark days. Paperback. 8vo. Very good condition.

£6.00

BLUE HEAVEN: MANCHESTER CITY'S GREATEST GAMES

Twelve City greats select the games that meant the most to them. For example, Asa Hartford picks the Manx derby at Maine Road in the 4th round of the 1975 FA Cup; Paul Power choses the 1981 FA Cup

£10.00

BLUE MOON: DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN WITH MANCHESTER CITY

The story of Manchester City's 1998-98 season as they languished in the third division. Paperback. 8vo. Very good condition.

£5.00

BLUEBELLS AND CUCKOOS - A HISTORY OF ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL IN THE PARISHES OF PENICUIK AND KIRKHILL 1882-1951

A look at the history of football in the area just south of Edinburgh. Paperback. 8vo. Very good condition.

£18.00

BOB PAISLEY'S LIVERPOOL SCRAPBOOK

A chronicle of forty years at Liverpool seen through the eyes of one of the club's greatest servants. Large 8vo. 144pp. Dust-wrapper, good.

£5.00

CANARY CITIZENS: THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF NORWICH CITY F.C.

Football book. The complete story of Norwich City from the very humble beginnings at Newmarket Road through the epic cup run of 1958-59 and onto several League Cup Finals at Wembley. Large 4to. 352pp.

£28.00

CANARY CRUSADE

Brochure produced to celebrate Norwich City's achievements in the 1958-59 season when they reached the semi-final of the F.A. Cup. Paperback. Original pictorial wrappers. 32pp. Illustrated. Spine

£10.00

CENTENARY DABBERS - A HISTORY OF NANTWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB 1884-1984

Centenary history of the club with many photographs and statistics. Paperback. 8vo. 72pp. Illustrated card covers. Very good condition.

£24.00

A CENTURY OF FOOTBALL - THE HISTORY OF NEW BRADWELL ST PETER FOOTBALL CLUB

 Published to celebrate the centenary of the football club which is based in Milton Keynes. Well illustrated. Paperback. 4to. 186pp. Subscriber edition, with certificate signed by the two authors.

£65.00

CHAMPIONS - THE REMARKABLE STORY OF NORTHAMPTON TOWN FC 1986/87

Souvenir magazine covering the Cobbler's successful 1986/87 season. Paperback. 4to. 80pp. Telephone number written in ink to first page - otherwise very good.

£15.00

CHAMPIONS AGAIN

Captain Robbo's story of winning the League and FA Cup Double with Manchester United in season 1993/94. 8vo. 205pp. 16 pages of photographs. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed with one small closed tear.

£5.00

THE CLUB THAT WOULDN'T DIE: BARNET FC - FROM BARRY FRY TO DISASTER AND BACK

Football book. The author offers some insights into the changing atmosphere at Underhill, particularly after the Fry/Flashman era. Paperback. 8vo. 207pp. Very good condition.

£24.00

THE COBBLERS - NORTHAMPTON TOWN FC OFFICIAL SOUVENIR MAGAZINE 1990-91

Souvenir magazine covering the Cobbler's 1990-91 season in the fourth division. Paperback. 4to. 64pp. Very good.

£10.00

THE COBBLERS - THE STORY OF NORTHAMPTON TOWN FC 1987/88

Souvenir magazine covering the Cobbler's 1987/88 season. Paperback. 4to. 66pp. Very good.

£10.00

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