Archive: October 2014 (3 articles)

The first of its kind ever published and still the best – A brief guide to The Boys Book of Soccer

Posted: 21st October 2014

‘The first of its kind ever published and still the best’. Two strong claims in one sentence from the editorial team behind The Boys’ Book of Soccer in theĀ notes on…


Category: Football Annuals

Tags: boys football annuals, FA Book for Boys, The Boys Book of Soccer

The mid century stalwart – A brief guide to the News Chronicle Cricket Annual

Posted: 12th October 2014

The annual had different names before 1931 and it would take on a different name after 1960. But through the middle years of the 20th century, the News Chronicle Cricket…


Category: Cricket Annuals

Tags: Cricket annuals, Cricket books, Daily News and Leader Cricket Annual, Daily News Cricket and Tennis Annual, Daily News Cricket Annual, Morning Leader Cricket and Sports Annual, Morning Leader Cricket Annual, News Chronicle Cricket Annual, Playfair Cricket Annual, Star and Leader Cricket Manual, The Cricket Annual

Goodbye Gaffer – My tribute to Sussex football’s Ken Swallow, the man with the big heart

Posted: 6th October 2014

If you ask me to remember one thing about Ken Swallow, immediately, I’d tell you about his smile. It’s no surprise to me that the photo above (courtesy of West…


Category: Football - Editorial


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