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Your essential guide to the clubs, players and results – A brief guide to the Playfair Football Annual

Posted: 17th July 2016

For the 1948/49 season, a new football annual was launched. The Playfair Football Annual was one of a number of different sports annuals published by the newly formed Playfair Books…

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Category: Football Annuals

Tags: News of the World Football Annual, Playfair Cricket Annual, Playfair Football Annual

So many passes; so few attempts on goal – The impact of possession football on the top levels of the game

Posted: 19th June 2016

Back in 1968, when the 3rd European Championship finals took place in Italy (see programme above and below), it may sound like a blinding case of the obvious to say…

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Category: Football - Editorial

Tags: Euro 2016, European Championships

The first annual covering world football – A brief guide to the International Football Book

Posted: 2nd June 2016

In 1959, Souvenir Press launched a new football annual. The International Football Book for Boys (the name would cut down to¬†International Football Book from the 2nd edition onwards)¬†took its place…

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Category: Football Annuals

Tags: Charles Buchan's Football Monthly, The International Football Book

Mother yorked by son in her own back garden – A review of the 2016 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Posted: 25th April 2016

Sounds a bit cruel to me. As a former seam bowler at club level and one lucky enough to have his dear mother still around (she’ll be 93 in June),…

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Category: Cricket Annuals

Tag: Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Dale’s pocket issue leads the way – A brief guide to League Cup Final programmes

Posted: 12th April 2016

Rochdale are a club who have spent most of their history since 1900 in the lower divisions of the Football League. Whilst to their supporters, Dale’s programmes are as important…

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Category: Football Programmes

Tag: Football League Review

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