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Football History

Football History

This category covers football history in general or with a wider sweep than that of the history of individual football clubs. One of the first mentions of football is by Thomas Elyot in his book, 'Beastly Fury', originally published in 1531. He said, 'Footballe is nothinge but beastlie furie'...before going on to write a whole book about the sport: obviously a little more to football than he first thought! There is a fantastic range of football books concentrating on the history of the sport, such as the Football Association volumes, which chronicle football laws and regulations, profiles and contributions from football commentators over the years. There are football books that focus on the history of iconic football organisations and venues, such as UEFA, Scottish Football and Wembley. It's worth burrowing around in this section - there are some great football history gems. A book, not particularly old, but which must be a great contender for 'Best/Most Obvious Title' of football book must be, 'The Ball is round.(A Global History of Football)'.

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100 YEARS OF IRISH FOOTBALL

Published to mark the centenary of the Irish Football Association, follows the story of the national game in Ireland up to 1979 - including the split into two sides in the 1920s - with comprehensive stats

£12.00

50 YEARS OF ENGLISH CUP FINALS 1885-1935

Brochure commemorating the 50th Jubilee of the FA Cup in 1935, 1885 being the first year the Cup was open to professional sides. Contains a history of the competition, year by year, with photographs of

£20.00

AJAX, THE DUTCH, THE WAR - FOOTBALL IN EUROPE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

A look at football, mainly in Holland, during the period 1933-45. 8vo. 244pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£5.00

ALL POINTS NORTH - THE THIRD DIVISION (NORTHERN SECTION) OF THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1921 - 1958

A detailed history including all final league postions for each year, plus cup statistics. 8vo. 136pp. Paperback. Very good condition.  

£18.00

ALLIANCE TO CONFERENCE - THE FIRST 22 YEARS (1979-2001)

Season-by-season records, alphabetically listed club records and featured players and matches - including celebrated giant-killings - chronicling the top tier beneath the Football League from its inception

£18.00

ARE YOU WATCHING LIVERPOOL? - MANCHESTER UNITED AND THE 1993/94 DOUBLE

A fan's experiences of following United throughout one of their greatest seasons, when they won the Charity Shield, the Premier League and the FA Cup.  8vo. 291pp. Dust-wrapper. Very good condition.

£8.00

THE ARMY GAME - RED AND KHAKI, 125 YEARS OF THE ARMY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 1888-2013

Thoroughly researched and well-illustrated survey of the Army football team. 8vo. 134pp. Paperback. Very good condition.

£14.00

ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

Mannion played for Middlesbrough from 1936 to 1954 before joining Hull City. Here he gives his view on the game in his day. Small 8vo.119pp. Frontispiece, 14 b/w plates, text drawings. Light foxing. Dust-wrapper,

£8.00

ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL & ENGLISH SOCIETY 1863-1915

An important study of the evolution of football in the 19th century and its place in British society. Large 8vo. 278pp. 8 plates. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. Good condition.

£65.00

ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL & ENGLISH SOCIETY 1863-1915

An important study of the evolution of football in the 19th century and its place in British society. Paperback. Large 8vo. 278pp. 8 plates. Spine is a little faded. Good condition.

£25.00

THE BADMINTON LIBRARY - ATHLETICS AND FOOTBALL

An essential work of early athletics and football reference. A volume in The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, edited by by The Duke of Beaufort and Alfred ET Watson. First edition. 8vo. 408pp.

£55.00

BANKS'S BREWERY LEAGUE (WEST MIDLANDS [REGIONAL] LEAGUE) - CENTENARY YEAR BOOK, 1889-1989

Illustrated history of the league, formerly the Birmingham and District Football League, featuring detailed statistics. 8vo. 200pp. Paperback. Good condition.

£18.00

THE BEAUTIFUL TEAM - IN SEARCH OF PELE AND THE 1970 BRAZILIANS

The author journeys to Brazil to catch up with the players that formed the legendary Brazilian team of the 1970 World Cup. 8vo. 262pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£5.00

BLINDED BY THE LIGHTS - A HISTORY OF NIGHT FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND

Football history book. 8vo. 160pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£15.00

BRITAIN VERSUS EUROPE

Football book. A survey of European club football, with chapters on Manchester United, Celtic, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. 8vo. 312pp. 16 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper,  good.

£10.00

BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN: CRICKET AND FOOTBALL

The fifth volume in the series of 16 produced by British Sports and Sportsmen magazine and published between 1908 and about 1936. This volume deals with cricket and football and was edited by Pelham Warner.

£195.00

THE CENTENARY HISTORY OF THE ARTHUR DUNN CUP

A history of the Arthur Dunn Cup, a football competition for the Old Boys of public schools, which is still competed for today. 4to. Illustrated boards. 191pp. Very good condition. Signed by David Roy.

£18.00

A CENTURY OF ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL 1872-1972

Compiled to celebrate 100 years of English international football,. with details of the key early games against Scotland, results of all matches, each player's appearances and most other major records. First

£4.00

A CENTURY OF ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL 1872-1972

Compiled to celebrate 100 years of English international football,. with details of the key early games against Scotland, results of all matches, each player's appearances and most other major records. First

£7.00

A CENTURY OF SOCCER

Sportsmans Book Club edition of Delaney's account of the development of football during the first 100 years of the Football Association. 8vo. 166pp.  8 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper, slightly

£4.00

A CENTURY OF SOCCER

Delaney's account of the development of football during the first 100 years of the Football Association. First edition. 8vo. 166pp.  8 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£8.00

CLUB COLOURS - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF FOOTBALL CLUBS AND THEIR KITS

An excellent reference book with many good illustrations. 4to. 224pp. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed and bumped. Good condition.

£10.00

A COAST OF SOCCER MEMORIES - THE CENTENARY BOOK OF THE NORTH WALES COAST FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Comprehensive centenary football history book with many statistics. Paperback. 8vo. 368pp. Very good condition.

£30.00

THE CODE WAR. ENGLISH FOOTBALL UNDER THE HISTORICAL SPOTLIGHT

The story of the split between soccer and rugby in the early days of organised football in the Victorian era.  1st edition. 8vo. 192pp. Laminated boards. Illus. Very good condition. 

£8.00

THE COMPLETE WHO'S WHO OF IRISH INTENATIONAL FOOTBALL, 1945-96

An A-Z listing of Irish internationals between 1945 and 1996. Large 8vo. 237pp. Illustrated throughout. Dust-wrapper. A very good copy.

£8.00

THE CUP - 50 YEARS OF ENGLISH CUP FINALS 1884-1933

The profusely illustrated and rare red cover Jubilee Edition with photographs of every team; including Arsenal (1930), Manchester United (1909). Contains an account and result of every game.  Large

£28.00

"THE CUP" 50 YEARS OF ENGLISH CUP FINALS 1883-1932

Large format brochure celebrating 50 years of the F.A. Cup as a professional competition. Contains season-by-season descriptions and team pictures of every winning club. Paperback. 1st edition. 64pp.

£40.00

CUP FINAL EXTRA!

Reprinted newspaper reports of FA Cup Finals from 1872-1980. 4to. 168pp. Laminated pictorial boards, a very good copy. 

£6.00

CUP FINAL STORY 1946-1965

Accounts of each of the FA Cup finals from 1946 to 1965. 1st edition. 8vo. 176pp. 8 pages of photographs. Dust-wrapper, edges lightly rubbed with tear to bottom of spine, overall good condition.

£12.00

THE DAMNED UNITED

Very clean first edition of the classic piece of football literature which was later made into a film and tells the story of Brian Clough's short-lived and disastrous managerial move from Derby County

£6.00

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