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Football Club Histories (Q-Z)

Football Club Histories (Q-Z)

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 - READING FOOTBALL CLUB

Illustrated profiles of 100 Reading players from the 19th century to the 1990s. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Very good condition. Signed by the author to title-page with a dedication to the football writer

£12.00

100 GREATS - WALSALL FOOTBALL CLUB

Illustrated profiles of 100 Walsall players from the 19th century to the 1990s. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Very good condition.

£8.00

100 GREATS - WEST BROMWICH ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB

Illustrated profiles of 100 West Brom players from the 19th century to the 1990s. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Very good condition.

£8.00

124 YEARS ON... - THE STORY OF HOW STRANRAER FOOTBALL CLUB WON THEIR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

The football correspondent of the Galloway Gazette traces the evolution of Stranraer FC  from its origins to the appointment of manager Alex McAnespie in 1987 and the club's subsequent rise to win

£36.00

75 ANOS DEL REAL MADRID C.F.

The story of the first 75 years of Real Madrid, 1902-1977, including records and statistics, published in Spanish and nicely illustrated. 4to. 320pp. Pictorial boards. Good condition.

£20.00

AN A TO Z OF READING FOOTBALL CLUB

Contains much of interest about the club and its players. Paperback. Large 8vo. 84pp. Very good condition.

£20.00

THE A-Z OF ROCHDALE FC

A look at the history of Rochdale Football Club, including details of many of its greatest players, club trivia, stats etc. Paperback. 4to. 71pp. Very good condition.

£12.00

THE A-Z OF TRANMERE ROVERS

Includes many statistics and photographs. Paperback. 8vo. 94pp. Very good. Signed by the author to title-page.

£14.00

ALBION! : A COMPLETE RECORD OF WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1879-1987

A detailed record of the Baggies since 1888, when they were co-founders of the Football League. Small folio. 320pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, very good - small closed tear to the front, hardly

£22.00

ALBION! : A COMPLETE RECORD OF WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1879-1987

A detailed record of the Baggies since 1888, when they were co-founders of the Football League.  Small folio. 320pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, some light shelfwear, very good. A heavy

£20.00

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,

£12.00

THE ALPHABET OF THE SAINTS: A COMPLETE WHO'S WHO OF SOUTHAMPTON F.C.

A to Z of Saints players down the years, from Adams to Yeomans. 8vo. 416pp. Profusely illustrated, mainly portraits. Dust-wrapper, good.

£6.00

AND THE SPURS GO MARCHING ON... THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS

The official story of the Spurs with contributions from Danny Blanchflower, Pat Collins, Jon Culverhouse, Ray Spiller and Martin Tyler. Revised edition. 4to. 256pp. illustrations throughout the text.

£15.00

THE ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS SERIES - READING FOOTBALL CLUB 1871-1997

Photographic history of the club. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Very good condition.

£12.00

THE ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS SERIES - SUNDERLAND AFC

Photographic history of the club. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Fine condition.

£9.00

AROUND THE WORLD WITH YEOVIL TOWN

Autobiographical account by the eccentric millionaire fan of Yeovil Town Football Club who covered thousands of miles commuting back to watch his beloved team during their 2004-05 League-Two Championship

£12.00

BARCELONA TO BEDLAM: VENABLES-SUGAR: THE TRUE STORY

The story of the dream team of Sugar and Venables that was supposed to revive Tottenham Hotspur's fortunes and how it ended in lawsuits and acrimony. Paperback. 8vo. A very good copy.

£5.00

THE BIOGRAPHY OF TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Updated edition of the lively history of Spurs first published in 2012 which explores how Tottenham Hotspur Football Club developed its unique character and charts its key individuals and events. 8vo.

£7.00

BISCUITS & ROYALS: A HISTORY OF READING F.C. 1871-1984

Excellent history of Reading Football Club, illustrated with many rare photographs. First Edition. Large 8vo. 214pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, spine lightly rubbed. Very good.

£20.00

BISCUITS & ROYALS: A HISTORY OF READING F.C. 1871-1986

Updated edition of Downs' excellent history of Reading Football Club, illustrated with many rare photographs. Second, updated edition. Large 8vo. 238pp. Profusely illustrated. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£45.00

BLADE RUNNERS - LIVES IN FOOTBALL

A compilation of interviews with 25 men associated with Sheffield United Football Club - players, managers and back-room staff, including many of the key figures from the second half of the 20th century,

£8.00

BLUE & GREEN - RANGERS V CELTIC

A personal look at the Glasgow derby from 1949 to 1987 by the veteran BBC Scottish football correspondent, fully illustrated and painstakingly researched.  4to. 152pp. Dust-wrapper. Very good condition.

£8.00

BREATHE ON 'EM SALOP - THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF SHREWSBURY TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

Football book. Contains many photographs and full statistics. 4to. 256pp. Illustrated hard covers. Very good condition.

£32.00

CARDINAL RED - THE HISTORY OF WOKING F.C.

Comprehensive illustrated history of the club up to their 1995 FA Trophy victory, including complete match and player records.  4to. 250pp. Dust-wrapper. Very good condition.

£100.00

CARDS ON THE TABLE - WOKING'S CONFERENCE YEARS

The illustrated story of Woking Football Club's seasons in the Conference League between 1992 and 2003, which began with three FA Trophy triumphs and exciting FA Cup runs and ended with narrow survival. 8vo.

£9.00

THE CENTENARY A-Z OF ALBION: THE FACTS & FIGURES OF WEST BROMWICH ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB, 1879-1979

Produced to mark the Baggies' 100th year, this paperback reference book contains all the facts and figures a fan could wish for. Paperback. small 4to. [X]+308+[2]pp. Text illustrations. Stiffened illustrated

£8.00

CENTENARY WOLVES

Classic centenary history of the Wolves, founded 1877. Dr Percy Young was a distinguished musician and writer and an ardent Wolves fan. First edition. 8vo. 209pp. Illustrated. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£14.00

CHALFORD ORAL HISTORY SERIES - ROKER PARK VOICES

Made up entirely of the memories of Sunderland Football Club supporters, from just after the First World War to the demolition of Roker Park in 1997, and illustrated throughout. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback.

£10.00

CITIZENS AND MINSTERMEN: A WHO'S WHO OF YORK CITY 1922-1997

Biographies and career stats of every York City footballer since 1922. Paperback. 4to. 162pp. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial card covers. A very good copy.

£16.00

CLASSICS - WALSALL FOOTBALL CLUB

Traces the history of Walsall Football Club going back over 100 years through 50 selected great matches, each one illustrated and given a full report. 8vo. 126pp. Paperback. Very good condition.

£9.00

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