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More Than a Match, by Stuart Clarke 0

Posted on August 29, 2011 by samh

More Than a Match, by Stuart Clarke (2002)

This book includes just some of the fantastic photography from Clarke’s vast collection of more than 30,000 images over the years.

The book covers every aspect of football from the obvious such as players and stadia, to tea girls and commentators. Clarke fulfils the premise of the title by proving there is so much more to the game than, well, the game.

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Football in Our Time: A Photographic Record of Our National Game 0

Posted on August 29, 2011 by samh

Football in Our Time: A Photographic Record of Our National Game, by Stuart Clarke (2003)

THIS book by Stuart Clarke, one of football’s best photographers, brings together 14 years of his work and covers a vast range of subjects from the glamour of the Premiership to the austere surroundings of lower-league clubs.

This collection really brings home – arguably more effectively and much more immediately than words could ever do – just how much the game has changed in such a short space of time.

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Posts, by Neville Gabie 0

Posted on August 29, 2011 by samh

Posts, by Neville Gabie (1999)

This book is a collection of full-colour photographs of football goalposts around the world, taken by sculptor and photographer Neville Gabie.

The improvised structures that have been put up, sometimes in the most unlikely landscapes, occasionally become things of startling and original beauty. Gabie photographed posts in many countries: the deserts of Namibia, the urban wasteland of a Polish city and half-submerged in flooded Gloucestershire fields.

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Football Days: Classic Football Photographs 0

Posted on August 27, 2011 by samh

Football Days: Classic Football Photographs, by Peter Robinson, et al (2003)

An intimate view of football, this title not only represents a chronological record of the whole football experience, but also brings together all the strands of the game by providing a visual gallery of players, coaches, fans, grounds, personalities, media and politics – not to mention socio-cultural issues.

The chapters are divided into key subjects, each representing a distinctive element of the sport, from the football strip to the effect of the media. The book explores how football has changed and developed, including personalities who contributed to the profile of the industry.

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Blackburn Rovers: An Illustrated History 0

Posted on August 25, 2011 by samh

Blackburn Rovers: An Illustrated History, by Mike Jackman (2006)

In this substantially revised and updated edition of his popular club history, Mike Jackman charts the fascinating story of the club’s fortunes from the earliest days to the present time.

Blackburn Rovers are one of the great names of British soccer and the club has had its share of ups and downs since it was formed in 1875.

From early honours (the club were six times winners of the FA Cup before the Second World War) to more modern achievements including the historic victory of winning the Premiership in 1995, the book is a fascinating insight into the history of this proud club. It is fully illustrated throughout, including pen portraits of key players.

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Birmingham City Football Club (Archive Photographs: Images of Sport Series) 0

Posted on August 25, 2011 by samh

Birmingham City Football Club (Archive Photographs: Images of Sport Series), by Tony Matthews (2000)

Containing more than 220 images with detailed captions, this book illustrates the first 125 years in the history of Birmingham City.

A mixture of action shots, team photographs, player portraits, programmes, cartoons and other significant items cover the Blues from their early incarnation as Small Heath Alliance, through entry into the Football League in 1892 and various ups and downs – including several promotions, two FA Cup finals, the winning of the League Cup and two European Fairs Cup finals – right up to the present day.

With detailed captions from football historian Tony Matthews, this pictorial record is essential for anyone with an interest in Birmingham City and will delight both young and old supporters of the team.

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The African Game, by Andrew Dosunmu 0

Posted on August 23, 2011 by samh

The African Game, by Andrew Dosunmu (2006)

THIS title talks about the beautiful game … through the eyes of a continent.

It offers a fascinating vision of Africa’s love affair with football as documented by celebrated Nigerian photographer and filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu.

Punctuated with essays by journalist Knox Robinson, this book looks to football as a way to explore modern African life, culture and identity.

Highlighting Puma’s relationship with football in Africa, as the official supplier of sportswear and equipment to the African football teams, the book follows a narrative of the sport through Cameroon, Senegal, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Angola, Ghana, Tunisia and Egypt.

The book mixes classic portraiture and gripping reportage-style photography to frame Africa, its sporting heritage, and its everyday vibrancy in a way that is rarely seen.

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