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The Victorian Football Miscellany


Author : Paul Brown
language : en
Publisher: Superelastic
Release Date : 2013-05-29


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The Victorian Football Miscellany is a quirky and fascinating collection of trivia, facts and anecdotes from football’s earliest years. Delve into an absorbing world of ox-bladder balls, baggy-kneed knickerbockers and outstanding moustaches, and read remarkable tales of the first ever cup final, the invention of the shinpad, the evolution of dribbling, the first own goal and a seemingly-invincible penalty-taking elephant. Other entries cover the foundation of the Football Association, the development of the Laws of the Game and the origins of football’s most popular clubs. Packed with stories, profiles and lists, this is an indispensable guide to the colourful and unusual world of 19th century football.

All With Smiling Faces


Author : Paul Brown
language : en
Publisher: Superelastic
Release Date : 2014-09-29


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An early history of Newcastle United, investigating how the football club came to mean so much to so many supporters. How did Newcastle become United? When was the club formed, and where did it play before moving to St James' Park? Who were the men who built the club, and how did they turn it into the most successful club in the country? What was it like to support Newcastle in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and why has the bond between the club and its fans remained so strong? All With Smiling Faces takes a wander through the early history of Newcastle United to discover how the club came to mean so much to so many. Covering the club's first 30 years, from its foundation as Stanley FC in 1881 to its triumphant FA Cup win in 1910, the book visits the grounds, meets the players, mingles with the fans, and relives the matches that helped make Newcastle United.

Savage Enthusiasm


Author : Paul Brown
language : en
Publisher: Goal Post
Release Date : 2017-09-07


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How did we become football fans? Savage Enthusiasm traces the evolution of the football fan from the sport's earliest origins right up to the present day, exploring how football became the world's most popular spectator sport, and why it became the undisputed game of the people.

Goal Post


Author : Paul Brown
language : en
Publisher: Goal-Post
Release Date : 2013-09


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This is an anthology collecting the very best Victorian football writing, covering the birth and development of the world's greatest game, and written by those who were there to witness it.

Unofficial Football World Champions


Author : Paul Brown
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2014-01


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An alternative soccer history involving legendary teams and footballing minnows, classic finals and forgotten friendlies, celebrated players and unsung heroes. Unofficial Football World Champions reveals international football's real champions and offers up a fresh perspective on the greatest game in the world. New revised and updated edition.

The Rocketbelt Caper


Author : Paul Brown
language : en
Publisher: Superelastic
Release Date : 2012-08-07


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A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder. When three men set out on a quest to build a real-life Buck Rogers-style flying machine, their obsession with the Rocketbelt 2000 shattered their friendship and set in motion an astonishing chain of events involving theft, deception, assault, a bizarre kidnapping, a ten million dollar lawsuit and a horrifically brutal murder.

Jumbo


Author : John Sutherland
language : en
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
Release Date : 2014-02-06


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The first comprehensive 'biography' of one of the first celebrity animals who gave us one of our favourite words. Jumbo, Victorian England's favourite elephant, was born in 1861 in French Sudan, imported to a Parisian zoo and later sold on to London, where – for seventeen years – he dutifully gave children rides and ate buns from their hands, all the while being tortured at night to keep him docile. Worldwide fame came when he was bought by the American showman and scam artist P.T. Barnum in 1881, despite letters from 100,000 British schoolchildren who wrote to Queen Victoria begging her to prevent the sale. Barnum went on to transform Jumbo into a lucrative circus act and one of the most loved animals of all time, establishing elephants as a regular feature of funhouses and menageries the world over. Using the heartwrenching story of Jumbo's celebrity life, tragic death in Canada in 1885, and his enduring cultural legacy, Jumbo is personal and fascinating reflection on our cultural elephantiasis by one of our most distinguished literary-critical detectives, which is guaranteed to amuse, stimulate, provoke and delight in equal measure.