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Will it rain today? – A review of TOR! The Story of German Football by Uli Hesse

Posted: 6th November 2017

Immediately, on starting Uli Hesse’s history of German football TOR!, I thought that this was a book for me. At the beginning of the introduction, Hesse talks about a somewhat bizarre…

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Category: Football - Editorial

Inspecting Summer’s Crown – A look at Cricket’s County Championship through Stephen Chalke’s recent history

Posted: 28th September 2017

The County Championship has been around for a very long time. Indeed, the arrival of its 125th anniversary in 2015 has lead to an excellent history being written by a…

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Categories: Cricket, Cricket - Editorial

Peskett’s annual piece – A brief guide to the Daily Mail Football Guide

Posted: 24th August 2017

The Daily Mail Football Guide was published between 1950/51 and 1974/75 in 25 editions. These issues included 2, at the end of the run, where the annuals were identical to…

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Category: Football Annuals

Tags: Daily Mail Football Guide, Weekend Football Guide

A star parade in more ways than one – A brief guide to GOAL Football Annual

Posted: 6th July 2017

The GOAL Football Annual was launched in 1971, or was it? Actually, yes, the first annual with the title taken from the popular GOAL football magazine was published in 1971/72 (see…

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Category: Football Annuals

Inside stories of football told by Britain’s foremost commentator – A brief guide to Kenneth Wolstenholme’s Book of World Soccer

Posted: 16th May 2017

Kenneth Wolstenholme’s Book of World Soccer was launched in 1961. There were 12 editions of the annual with the last one published in 1972. The books each looked back at…

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Category: Football Annuals

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