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When Football Was Football: A Nostalgic Look at a Century of Football
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Richard Havers
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When Football Was Football: A Nostalgic Look at a Century of Football

Richard Havers


9781785210242

Woodslane


Nostalgia: general;
Sports & outdoor recreation;
Football (Soccer, Association football)


Paperback

224 pages

$29.95
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Pre the 1960s and the first GBP100 a week footballer (Johnny Haynes - now there's a coincidence!) football was the preserve of the working man who attended matches in vast numbers. It was a working class pursuit and one that attracted people through a fierce tribalism and loyalty to 'your team'. With the advent of footballers being paid well above the national wage it has gone from being a sport to a business. Now in paperback, When Football Was Football is a fully illustrated book that takes us through the Century of English football from the photographic and written archives of the Daily Mirror. Key and previously unseen photographs will include: 1905 Chelsea formed at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook), Fulham Road 1926 Huddersfield become the first team to win the league three times in succession 1928 Chelsea and Arsenal become first teams to play with shirt numbers (25 August) 1939 League is abandoned three games into the season with the outbreak WW2.

By:   Richard Havers
Imprint:   Woodslane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 250mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   862g
ISBN:   9781785210242
ISBN 10:   1785210246
Series:   When Football Was Football
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   October 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

- a fully illustrated book that takes us through a Century of English football - uses material from the written archives of the Daily Mirror, and previously unseen photographs. - Key and previously unseen photographs will include: 1905 Chelsea formed at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook), Fulham Road 1926 Huddersfield become the first team to win the league three times in succession 1928 Chelsea and Arsenal become first teams to play with shirt numbers (25 August) 1939 League is abandoned three games into the season with the outbreak WW2

Richard spent twenty years working in the airline industry before deciding to pursue his passion for writing. His books include Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, Rolling with the Stones, co-written with Bill Wyman; Sinatra, an illustrated biography of Frank Sinatra. He has co-authored My Take, Gary Barlow's autobiography & The Brooklyn Boy, Tony Visconti's autobiography. He's written sleeve notes for various record labels and appears regularly on radio and on TV. This is his first book on football.

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