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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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100 GREATS - IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

Full-page illustrated entries with biographies and statistics celebrating a selection of the club's biggest stars. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Very good condition.

£5.00

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

A season-by-season analysis of Liverpool's players and performances within this golden period for the club. Every match, every scorer, etc listed. 8vo. 160pp. 6 plates. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£9.00

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

£6.00

50 FAHRE O.F.C. KICKERS 1901 E.V. - OFFENBACH A.M.

Illustrated commemorative history celebrating the first 50 years of the German football club Kickers Offenbach founded in 1901. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Text in German. Very good condition.

£30.00

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

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.

£40.00

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

AS THE REDS GO MARCHING ON ... THE UNOFFICIAL STORY OF UNITED'S 94/95 SEASON

The author relives the 94/95 season when United relinquished their League and FA Cup titles and Eric Cantona kicked up a storm at the Palace. Paperback. 8vo. 223pp. Very good.

£5.00

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, very good. 

£5.00

BARNET AWAY

A fan's reflections on following Plymouth Argyle Football Club in recent seasons. 8vo. 167pp. Paperback. Fine condition.

£10.00

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

THE BORO ALPHABET: A CENTURY OF MIDDLESBROUGH PLAYERS 1899-1999

Brief profiles, most with portraits, of every player to have played in a first team fixture for the Middlesbrough over a 100-year period. Paperback. 4to. 238pp. Illustrated, mainly portraits. Pictorial

£20.00

THE BUSBY BABES: MEN OF MAGIC

A tribute to the great Manchester United team known as the "Busby Babes" which was decimated in the Munich air crash of February 1958. Paperback. 8vo. 158pp. Very good condition. Signed by the author

£7.00

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.

£45.00

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.

£18.00

THE CENTENARY HISTORY OF KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS FOOTBALL CLUB

Chronological view of events, games and personalities that have shaped the history of the Harriers since the club started in 1886. Paperback.  Large 8vo. 215pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper,

£32.00

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

CHAMPIONS AGAIN: MANCHESTER UNITED 1957 AND 1965

How Manchester United recovered from the 1958 Munich air disaster to become first division Champions in the 1964-65 season. First Edition. 8vo. 207pp. 12 pages of photographs. Dust-wrapper, rubbed to

£25.00

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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