Personalised Aston Villa Football Book - Gift Details
Reminisce the highs and lows of this spectacular team, through newspaper articles, columns and interviews, some of which have never been seen. Every page of the Personalised Aston Villa Book is sure to make any Villan fan immensely proud.
Cup win after cup win. League title after league title. And records that still stand to this day – the Aston Villa Football Book houses it all. Since the team was founded in 1874, you can bet there’s pages of incredible coverage to feast your eyes upon!
In 1905 Aston Villa won their fourth FA Cup, following a brace from Harry Hampton in a 2-0 win over Newcastle in front of 101,117 spectators. It’s here, through reprints of original reports and newspaper coverage, this football book picks things up.
Further pre-war cup triumphs followed, along with a record-breaking season in 1930/31, when Tom ‘Pongo’ Waring scored 49 of the team’s amazing 128 league goals. Continued success over the decades culminated in Villa’s finest hour – 26th March 1982 and their 1-0 European Cup Final win over Bayern Munich. Things wind up at the end of last season.
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The book is available with a variety of presentation options, with the recipient’s Name and a Message printed on the certificate on the title page.
All the articles are printed on luxury paper, produced from fully licensed scans from the original newspapers. The books are always updated with the latest season and bound by hand in a hardback book.
The binding process takes four craftsmen/women over an hour to create each book by hand. To make the books even more exceptional, there are special editions with extra personalisation, available below.
Some of the editions are available with colour content and pictures from 2006 onwards. As well as the original black and white content, editions offering colour content and colour pages will include the colour content where available.
This Personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, available in a selection of smart, high-quality covers. All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror.
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Aston Villa FC formed in 1874. The team was named after the Villa Cross church in Aston, Birmingham, and they enjoyed early success in the FA Cup. Club director William McGregor suggested the formation of a league competition in 1887. The Villans won six top flight titles and a total of five FA Cups by the First World War. Aston Villa won further cups between 1960 and 2000. A highlight of this success was beating Bayern Munich in the European Cup final in 1982. Aston Villa remains one of the top football sides in England and the modern team is built around home grown players
An Aston Villa Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Villans. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Aston Villa Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Aston Villa memorabilia collection.
This Aston Villa Football Book opens with Aston Villa beating Newcastle 2-0 to win the FA Cup in 1905. It goes on to cover many great games through the decades of the 20th Century and the present era.
Top stories in this Aston Villa Book include securing the league title in 1910 and winning the FA Cup in 1913 for a record fifth time. The Gift Books also feature FA Cup victories in 1920 and 1957, plus a selection of League and Coca Cola Cup finals, played in 1961, 1975, 1977, 1994, 1996 and 2000. You can read newspaper reports on the Villans becoming League Champions for the seventh time in 1981 and winning the European Cup in 1982. The Gift Books also contain articles about Aston Villa’s string of high profile Managers – such as Ron Saunders (appointed in 1974), Graham Taylor (1987 & 2002), and Ron Atkinson (1991) - as well as some of the famous signings like that of Peter Schmeichel in 1999.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Aston Villa’s history makes these books truly memorable Aston Villa Gifts and a great addition to any collection of Aston Villa memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Aston Villa memorabilia or looking for other Aston Villa gifts, why not consider our Aston Villa Calendar or Aston Villa Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Villans’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Aston Villa fans. Other Aston Villa presents include Framed Reprints and Aston Villa T-Shirts.