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Personalised Birmingham City Football Book - Gift Details

The Birmingham City Football Book

To non-believers, it’s just a sport, but to lovers of the beautiful game, it’s like a religion. The Birmingham City Football Book records the team’s greatest triumphs from the early part of the 20th century, right up to the latest season.

Whether they’re reliving past glories, enjoying that comprehensive hammering of the local rivals, or even reminiscing about their first ever match, these football books cover all the basics. It includes all the club’s league successes as well as the 1963 League Cup win.

A Glimpse Inside…

The book kicks off in 1905 when Small Heath Alliance became Birmingham City Football Club. There’s coverage of the club’s move to St Andrew's one year later, as well as the Bradford years which saw all-time top goalscorer, Joe Bradford, amass 267 goals between 1920 and 1935.

As you’d expect, there are also reports from the hugely successful three years immediately after World War II, the ’63 League Cup win and far more recent accounts of the side’s exploits in the Premier League. It’s a brilliant gift for any Blues fan.

Take a look at the contents to see what the book has to offer...

Your Gift Personalised

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.

Personalisation and Cover Options

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.

  • Brown Leatherette Cover – A stylish brown cover with black and white original reprinted pages. Embossed with the “Decorus Venatus” emblem, Latin for the ‘beautiful game’, the cover can be embossed with the recipient’s name for just £5.
  • Brown Leatherette Cover with Colour – A stylish brown cover with black and white original reprinted pages. Embossed with the “Decorus Venatus” emblem, Latin for the ‘beautiful game’, the cover can be embossed with the recipient’s name for just £5 and includes colour content and pictures (from 2006 onwards).
  • Luxury Leather Cover – Available in three vibrant colours; Red, Black and Blue, you can choose a cover to make the book truly special and personal. This edition includes colour content and pictures (from 2006 onwards) as well as the original reprinted black and white content. The recipient's name is embossed on the book for FREE.

General Information

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.

Your text will be made exactly as you have entered it, so please double check spelling, punctuation and capitalisation. Accents and other symbols cannot be used unless stated.

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Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Blues

Birmingham City FC, originally named "Small Heath Alliance", formed in 1875 and the club turned professional ten years later. The Blues became a founder member of the Second Division in 1892 and won the inaugural championship. Birmingham City won the title for a second time in 1921 and went on to enjoy a consistent spell in the top flight. The Blues were particularly successful in the 1950s and early 1960s, finishing in sixth place in the 1956 First Division campaign. The club also reached the FA Cup final in 1956, before getting through to the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final in both 1961 and 1962. In 1963, Birmingham City finally won their first major trophy, beating bitter rivals Aston Villa in the League Cup final. The Blues reached the Premiership for the first time in 2002 following a period outside the top flight.

Personalised Birmingham City Football Books - Inspired Gifts

A Birmingham City Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Blues. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Birmingham City 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 terrific addition to a supporter’s Birmingham City memorabilia collection.

Birmingham City Football Book Coverage

This Birmingham City Football Book opens with coverage of the Blues’ 7-0 win over Preston North End in 1905. It goes on to cover many other great games through the decades of the 20th Century and from the present era.

Top stories featured in this Birmingham City Football Book include promotion to the First Division in 1921 and becoming League Cup Champions in 1963. The Gift Book also contains reports on appearances in the 1931 FA Cup Final against West Bromwich Albion and the 1956 FA Cup Final against Manchester City, plus the penalty shoot-out for the Worthington Cup in 2002. You will find a selection of articles on promotion to Division One in 1972, 1985 and 1992. The Birmingham City Books also incorporate the celebrations that accompanied more recent promotion to the Premiership. Read about the appointment of Sir Alf Ramsey as Manager in 1977, the sale of Trevor Francis for £1m in 1979 and his appointment as Manager in 1996. The Gift Books contain a whole host of interesting stories and enthralling matches, making them a fascinating read for any fan.

Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Birmingham City’s history makes these books truly memorable Birmingham City Gifts and a great addition to any collection of Birmingham City memorabilia.

Birmingham City Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Birmingham City memorabilia or looking for other Birmingham City gifts, why not consider our Birmingham City Calendar or Birmingham City Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Blues’ key games. These presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Birmingham City fans. Other Birmingham City presents include Framed Reprints and unique Birmingham City T-Shirts.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Birmingham City FC is nicknamed "The Blues" due to the colour of their kit. Their fans are known affectionately as "The Bluenoses".
  • Although Birmingham City won the Second Division in 1893, they were not promoted, as they lost the required ‘test match’. The club reached the First Division in the following season after finishing the campaign as runners-up and then successfully beating Darwen.
  • The Blues reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 1931. They would go on to face West Bromwich Albion and narrowly lost the match 2-1.
  • When the Blues played in the 1956 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, they became the first English team to play a competitive football match in Europe.
  • In 1960, Birmingham City became the first English club to reach a European final.
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Personalised Birmingham City Football Book

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  • The history of Birmingham City over the last century
  • Up-to-date with the latest season
  • Premium hardback books (38 x 31cm) in a range of covers
  • Upgrade to colour options where available from 2006
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift
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