Archive: February 2014 (3 articles)

The best plumber ever to have played football for England – RIP to Sir Tom Finney

Posted: 15th February 2014

England and Preston North End great Sir Tom Finney, died yesterday aged 91. The popular 1950’s football annual, The Big Book of Football Champions, showed Tom in one of its’ trademark…

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Category: Football - Editorial

Tags: Sunday Chronicle Football Annual, The Big Book of Football Champions, The Boys Book of Soccer

From Pensioners to Blues – A brief guide to Chelsea football programmes

Posted: 12th February 2014

Plenty of clubs have used a variety of nicknames and club crests, all linked to an aspect of their club’s heritage. So it is with Chelsea. But while the club’s original…

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Category: Football Programmes

The first ‘pocket’ cricket annual – A brief guide to The Athletic News Cricket Annual

Posted: 4th February 2014

It may not be the oldest of all cricket annuals but it’s the first and oldest of its’ type. Britcher, Lillywhite (in three styles / names – Guide, Companion and…

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Category: Cricket Annuals

Tags: Athletic News Cricket Annual, Athletic News Football Annual, Flagstaff Cricket Annual, News Chronicle Cricket Annual, Playfair Cricket Annual, Sports Argus Cricket Annual, Sunday Chronicle Cricket and Golf Annual, Sunday Chronicle Football Annual, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack