Football People: Jimmy Greaves (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 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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Category: Football Annuals

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

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

A clever blend of entertainment and education – A brief guide to the F.A. Book for Boys

Posted: 12th March 2015

The F.A. Book for Boys was first published in 1948 and continued into the early 1980’s. The annual was one of a the major mouthpieces of the Football Association in…

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Category: Football Annuals

The World’s Greatest Football Annual? – A brief guide to Charles Buchan’s Soccer Gift Book

Posted: 13th May 2014

  Well was it? The World’s Greatest Football Annual? There are no research statistics and no sales figures about the boys’ football annuals. But if there were, I wouldn’t be…

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Category: Football Annuals

Tag: Charles Buchan's Soccer Gift Book

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