Football People: Sir Stanley Matthews (11 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

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

A full and regular account of the Football Association’s activities and policy – A brief guide to the official magazines of the F.A.

Posted: 23rd April 2015

‘A full and regular account of the Football Association’s activities and policy’. Sounds a bit formal, doesn’t it? Then again, these are the words of a national sporting association, the F.A.,…

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Category: Football Magazines

Tags: F.A. Bulletin, F.A. News, F.A. Today, Football Association, Football Association News, Football News, Football Today, Rothmans Football Yearbook

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

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