Book Review


Home Football Articles Book Reviews Memorabilia Notice Board Obituaries The Managers Great Matches The Players Great Teams The Characters The Statistics Contact Us Footballer Ancestors Soccer Milestones Football Trivia Football Forum Links

Search for:

Up
Football Articles
Memorabilia
Notice Board
Obituaries
The Managers
Great Matches
The Players
Great Teams
The Characters
The Statistics
Contact Us
Footballer Ancestors
Soccer Milestones
Football Trivia
Football Forum
Links

Casino Games - GamblingReview.com
US Online Casinos

Try online betting  when you're watching history in the making.  A long shot could lead to big money!

If you're interested in betting on football and other sports online you may be interested in playing at an online casino site. With so many online casinos to choose from it's best to read several online casino reviews before you play.

 

Interested in soccer trivia?  

Visit the newest and best soccer trivia website at www.soccertrivia.org.uk 

Football and the First World War

I am currently writing a book on Football and the First World War based on the article of the same name on this website.

I am very keen to contact any football fans who have information about players who joined the army during the First World War.

Please contact me at

 

See reviews of Rob Cavallini's The Wanderers FC, and Around The World In 95 Games.


F A Cup Giant Killers

Paul Harrison

 

From the victories of Boston Town and Spennymoor United in the 1920s, through to the Twenty-First Century exploits of Tamworth and Burscough, Paul Harrison's book is a must for any football fan interested in FA Cup giant killers.  Lavishly illustrated, it takes an affectionate look at the amateur players who secured famous victories against Football League Clubs.  Some, like Tottenham, who were the first non-league side to win the FA Cup, went on to be rich and successful clubs.  The exploits of others, like Spennymoor United and Chilton Colliery, are now largely forgotten.  Paul Harrison's book deservedly recalls their achievements, making good use of contemporary photographs, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia.  One of my favourite characters is Charles Burgess Fry, who played in eight aches series for the England cricket team and full-back for non-league Southampton at the beginning of the Twentieth Century.  A world record long-jumper at the time of the first Olympics in 1896, when asked why he wasn't among the finalists in Athens replied 'I didn't go as I was unaware they were taking places'. 

Highly recommended, this book is available from Paul direct at