Personalised Personalised Birmingham City Football Book - Gift Details
Football fanatics are an interesting type. To non-believers, it’s just a sport, but to lovers of the beautiful game it’s like a religion. And with religion comes a hundred percent dedication, from the Premier League to the Blue Square Bet – football fans are totally diehard. With this, there’s the inevitable request for football gifts every birthday and every Christmas, even if they’ve exhausted the stock in the club shop. Happily, there is an alternative...
The Birmingham Football Book is a seriously big hitter, a newspaper-sized hardback that kicks off in the early part of the 20th century in order to trace the team’s history through reprints of original reports. What’s more, you can personalise a certificate on the inside-front cover and, if you fancy digging just a little deeper, gold emboss their Name on the front cover.
Whether they’re reliving past glories, enjoying that comprehensive hammering of the local rivals, or even reminiscing over their first ever match, these personalised football books cover all the bases.
Going all the way back to 1905, this Birmingham City Football Book is the perfect trip down memory lane. It includes all the club’s league successes as well as the 1963 League Cup win.
Through reprints of original reports and newspaper coverage, this football book kicks off in 1905 when Small Heath Alliance became Birmingham Football Club. There’s coverage of the club’s move to St Andrews 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.
All the articles are printed on luxury paper and independently cut and bound in a hardback book.
Now available with colour print option for coverage from 2006 onwards.
Your Gift Personalised
This personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, and you can pick from a selection of smart, high-quality covers (see below). All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror.Choose to have black and white pages in your book or, for an extra £5 only, you can even choose to have colour pages included in your football book. What's more, you can have their Name embossed on the cover in gold lettering for a small extra charge. Here's what you can choose from:
Brown Leatherette Cover – A stylish brown cover with black and white pages. The book title is beautifully embossed and also features a “Decorus Venatus” emblem, Latin for the ‘beautiful game’. Emboss the cover with the recipient’s Name for just £5
Brown Leatherette Cover with Colour – For an extra £5 only, you can have all of the above, but with the addition of colour pages (from 2006 onwards).
Luxury Leather Cover – Available in three vibrant colours; Red, Black and Blue, so you can choose a cover that best suits your team and tastes, making your gift really special and personal. Includes colour content for post-2006 coverage and free embossing of the recipient’s name.
Our Personalised Birmingham Football Book contains a minimum of 27% colour pages.
Our Birmingham City Football Books are unofficial products, and are in no way affiliated with any football club, unless specifically stated.
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Personalised Birmingham City Football Book
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 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 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 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 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 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 Gifts and a great addition to any collection of Birmingham memorabilia.
Birmingham City Memorabilia
If you are a collector of Birmingham City memorabilia or looking for other Birmingham 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 presents include Framed Reprints and unique Birmingham City T-Shirts.
Finally – Did You Know?
- Birmingham FC is nicknamed "The Blues" due to the colour of their kit. Their fans are known affectionately as "The Bluenoses".
- Although Birmingham 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 became the first English club to reach a European final.
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