Personalised Bolton Wanderers Football Books - Gift Details

Football is a devotion that, unsurprisingly, makes buying gifts tricky. When asked what they want, you always get “something Bolton Wanderers”, “anything from Bolton Wanderers”, or “don’t really mind... as long as it’s to do with Bolton Wanderers.” What do you get the football nut who’s already got everything his team has to offer?

One option is to go for a personalised football book. So what exactly do these football club books entail? Well, they’re all made up of tabloid-sized reprints of the original newspaper coverage from the date.

Charting Bolton’s successes from 1923, this Football Book starts with the first Cup Final to be played at Wembley. Nat Lofthouse is in there, too. As are the club’s more recent achievements.

It was their third attempt. But on April 28th 1923, Bolton Wanderers won their first FA Cup with a 2-0 win over West Ham. It was the first final to be played at Wembley and no fewer than 127,000 supporters crammed in to watch. Two more Cup Final wins followed in ’26 and ’29 before, 30-odd years later, Bolton enjoyed another heyday. This time it was spearheaded by the great Nat Lofthouse and culminating in another FA Cup win – a 2-0 win over United. All of this, plus Bolton’s exploits in the Premier League, and everything in between, can be relived thanks to reprints of original reports and newspaper coverage.

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 Bolton Wanderers Football Book contains a minimum of 27% colour pages.


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Enjoy a Terrific Newspaper History of the Trotters

Bolton Wanderers FC formed in 1874 and the club became a founder member of the football league. The Trotters reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 1894. Although they lost the final on this occasion and again in 1904, Bolton won the competition three times in the 1920s. The club began to enjoy more consistency in league competition midway through the following decade. In fact, Bolton enjoyed an unbroken spell in the top flight for almost thirty years. This was a golden era for the club and Bolton’s success was headed by Nat Lofthouse in the 1950s. Lofthouse was a terrific goal scorer for both club and country. He won the prestigious English Footballer of the Year Award in 1953, after scoring for Bolton in each round of the FA Cup - right up to the final. Although Bolton’s form dwindled in the final quarter of the twentieth century, the team reached the Premiership in 1995. Qualification for European competition followed in the new millennium.

Personalised Bolton Football Books - Inspired Gifts

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

Bolton Wanderers Football Book Coverage

This Bolton Football Book opens with coverage of Bolton’s FA Cup Quarter Final win over Charlton Athletic in 1923. It goes on to cover many of the great games through the decades of the 20th Century and the present era.

A highlight of this Bolton Football Book is the coverage of the club’s previous FA Cup success. The Trotters won the competition for the first time in 1923, beatingWest Ham United. The Gift Book also features reports on Bolton winning the FA Cup in 1926, 1929 and 1958 - against Manchester City, Portsmouth and Manchester United respectively. The Trotters contested yet another FA Cup final in 1953. The Bolton Book additionally covers the League Cup final versus Liverpool in 1995. Other terrific articles include a summary of the 6-1 thrashing dished out to Spurs in 1996, promotion to the Premiership in 1995 and 1997, the opening of the Reebok Stadium in 1997 and many more key moments at the club. More recent newspaper coverage in the Bolton Gift Book incorporates some of the strong performances under Sam Allardyce as manager and the Trotters’ exploits in Europe.

Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Bolton Wanderers’ history makes these books truly memorable Bolton gifts and a great addition for a collector of Bolton memorabilia.

Bolton Memorabilia

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

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Bolton Wanderers was originally founded under the name Christ Church FC.
  • Bolton beat West Ham 2-0 in the 1923 FA Cup final. This was the first ever match to be played at Wembley Stadium.
  • The club’s top scorer and most famous former player is Nat Lofthouse. He scored a total of 285 goals in 503 appearances.
  • In 1997, Bolton played their last game at previous home stadium Burnden Park. The Trotters beat Charlton Athletic 4-1 and were crowned Division One Champions, ensuring promotion to the Premiership.
  • The Trotters qualified for European competition for the first time in 2005. The club’s place in the UEFA Cup was secured following a 1-1 draw with Portsmouth in the penultimate game of the season. Both sets of fans celebrated together on the pitch, as the result also meant that Portsmouth had avoided relegation.
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Personalised Bolton Wanderers Football Books

from £ 39.99
  • The history of Bolton over the last century
  • Filled with news reports written at the time
  • Beautifully bound hardback book (38cm x 31cm) with new range of covers
  • Now available with colour print option - colour from 2006
  • Updated to include the 2015/2016 season
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift
£ 39.99
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