Category: Football Annuals (19 articles)

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

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

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

Posted: 16th January 2016

The annual had different names before 1930/31 and it would take on a different name after 1960/61. But through the middle years of the 20th century, the News Chronicle Football…

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The Book Sure To Thrill Every Boy – A brief guide to The Topical Times Football Book

Posted: 27th November 2015

The quote in the title above, ‘The Book Sure To Thrill Every Boy’ was one used in an advertisement created to promote the Topical Times Football Book for 1975. Of…

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An attractively produced momento – A brief guide to the F.A. Year Book

Posted: 6th July 2015

‘An attractively produced momento’. That was how the role of the very first F.A. Year Book was described in the preface to the 1948/49 edition (see above). Looking back at…

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