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Personalised Blackburn Rovers Football Book

Football fans. Some of them border on the obsessive, right? They’ve got the shirts – home and away. They go to every game – home and away. And they lead the terrace sing-song – home and away. Founded in 1875, the team have since earned themselves a serious following of fans.

So just what do you get the football fan who’s already got everything his team has to offer? Why, the Blackburn Rovers Football Book, of course! As one of only three founder-member clubs of both the Football League and Premier League, Blackburn Rovers are steeped in history. Starting in 1907, this Football Book recounts it all.

A Glimpse Inside…

Blackburn Rovers are perhaps best known as the only club to have ever broken the monopoly held on the Premier League by United, Chelsea and Arsenal. With the club’s saviour and benefactor, Jack Walker looking on, manager Kenny Dalglish guided the club to the title in ’92 – with goal machines Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton provided the ammunition.

Here’s your chance to relive, through reprints of original newspaper reports, this golden period. Plus, you’ve got coverage of the side’s league titles in 1912 and 1914, their Cup Final victory in 1928 and much, much more.

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 Rovers

Blackburn Rovers FC formed in 1875 and became a founder member of the Football League three years later. The club enjoyed much success in the early decades and won five FA Cups by the end of the 1920s. Rovers had also become First Division Champions in 1912. The club slipped out of the First Division in 1966 and found it difficult to regain their position at the top of the game. Joy returned to Ewood Park in the 1990s however, as lifelong fan Jack Walker bought the club and invested time and money into the team. Blackburn Rovers won promotion to the Premiership in 1992 and became champions three years later. A significant part of this revival was the appointment of Kenny Dalglish as manager.

Personalised Blackburn Rovers Football Books - Inspired Gifts

A Blackburn Rovers Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the club. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the team. Being able to personalise this Blackburn 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 Blackburn Rovers memorabilia collection.

Blackburn Rovers Football Book Coverage

This Blackburn Football Book opens with a FA Cup tie against Spurs in 1905, and goes on to cover many of the great games of the 20th Century and the present era.

Memorable stories in this Blackburn Rovers Football Book include winning the League in 1912 and the epic 1928 FA Cup win over Huddersfield. The Gift Book also features reports on promotion to Division One in both 1939 and 1958, the FA Cup Final versus Wolves in 1960 and the 7-2 thrashing of Spurs in 1963. Read about the appointment of Kenny Dalglish as Manager in 1991, promotion to the Premiership in 1992 and of course becoming Champions in 1995. More recent coverage in the Blackburn Book includes the appointment of Mark Hughes as Manager in September 2004 and an interesting selection of strong performances under his stewardship.

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

Blackburn Rovers Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Blackburn Rovers memorabilia or looking for other Blackburn gifts, why not consider our Blackburn Rovers Calendar or Blackburn Rovers Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Rovers’ 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 Blackburn fans. Other Blackburn Rovers presents include Framed Reprints.

Alternative Gift Books

I Just Love It offers an extensive range of Football Books, with a choice of over fifty clubs. The Gift Books cover Premiership teams, Scottish clubs and lower division sides, providing great gifts for any friend or relative – whichever team they support. We also have a range of Personalised Gift Books focused upon sports such as Tennis, Horse Racing, Golf and Cricket.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Blackburn Rovers was a founder member of the original Football League and later the Premiership. Only two other football clubs were founder members of both leagues - Aston Villa and Everton.
  • Jack Walker bought Blackburn Rovers in 1991 when the club was struggling in the Second Division. It took just four seasons for Rovers to become Premier League Champions.
  • Blackburn faced Liverpool on the final day of the 1994-1995 campaign. A win would have guaranteed the Premiership title and consigned Manchester United to second place. As Rovers’ manager Kenny Dalglish was a former Liverpool legend and Manchester United had a bitter rivalry with the Reds, much controversy filled the build-up to the game. Blackburn Rovers were in fact defeated 2-1 by Liverpool. They still won the title however, as Manchester United could only draw with West Ham.
  • Jack Walker passed away in 2000. A statue of the former Blackburn owner was erected at Ewood Park and a stand was also named in his honour.
  • Blackburn Rovers qualified for European competition three times in the space of five years between 2001 and 2006.
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Personalised Blackburn Rovers Football Book

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  • The history of Blackburn 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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