WHEN FOOTBALL WAS FOOTBALL: A Nostalgic Look


WHEN FOOTBALL WAS FOOTBALL: A Nostalgic Look

RICHARD HAVERS    Book Number: 83690    Product format: Paperback

Classic football photography from a century of Mirror archives makes this collection a must for every fan who respects the historic game. Back in 1900 the centre circle markings were very different from what they are today, as we can see in a picture where aspiring prime minister A.J. Balfour does a little electioneering by kicking off a Manchester City match. Which of our politicians can we imagine doing that today? Following WWI the FA Cup 1920 was the first for five years, won by Aston Villa with a goal to nil in extra time. All the 50,000 crowd cheering them off the pitch are formally dressed in hats, and Villa would not hold the cup again for 37 years. England v. Germany in 1935 saw a victory for the home team at White Hart Lane, but the most memorable photos here are the German team and their supporters giving the Nazi salute. World Cup disappointments were finally wiped out in 1966, where a colour photo of Bobby Moore on the shoulders of his jubilant teammates eloquently expresses the mood. The archives cover less spectacular stories too, for instance the plight of Accrington Stanley, relegated to the Fourth division in 1960 and liquidated in 1966, only to be re-formed and slowly fight back. Features on footballing legends include Stanley Matthews, Billy Wright, Matt Busby, Alf Ramsey, Bobby Charlton, George Best, while iconic photos include Don Revie with Billy Bremner holding the FA cup, and Dalglish, Hansen and Souness holding the Charity Shield in 1982. 224pp, softback, photos on every page.
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00


Additional product information

ISBN 9781785210242
Browse this category: Sport

We also recommend

WHEN FOOTBALL WAS FOOTBALL: LIVERPOOL
Bibliophile price: £5.00

Customers who bought this product also bought

CLASSIC CARS VOLUME ONE DVD
Bibliophile price: £5.00
WAINWRIGHT: THE PODCASTS: Book and Cd
Bibliophile price: £4.00
HAM HOUSE: The National Trust DVD
Bibliophile price: £5.00
SAXOPHONE & CLARINET
Bibliophile price: £4.00
EPISODE FOUR: WADDESDON MANOR DVD
Bibliophile price: £6.00