Football People: Denis Law (10 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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Category: Football Annuals

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

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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Category: Football Annuals

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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Category: Football Annuals

Football’s all-rounder and innovator has his say – A brief guide to Jimmy Hill’s Football Weekly magazine

Posted: 26th August 2015

On October 27th, 1967 a new football magazine, Jimmy Hill’s Football Weekly, hit the UK’s news stands. The front cover announced that this was the ‘First issue of the great…

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Category: Football Magazines

Tag: Jimmy Hill's Football Weekly

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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Category: Football Annuals

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