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Personalised Bristol City Football Book
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Founded in 1894, the Robins have racked up a whirlwind of football victories. Fans can look back on the team’s history over the last 100 years, all with this Personalised Bristol City Book. There’s no better way to reminisce the Robins’ most definitive moments.
From 1905’s 1-0 win over Arsenal to the conclusion of last season, this Bristol City Football Book features the Robins’ most memorable moments and matches from the past 100-odd years.
Having got the ball rolling in 1905, things really start to pick up pace four years later with City’s FA Cup Final against Manchester United. The 3-1 win over Watford that secured the Division Three title in 1923 also features, along with the club’s clashes with local rivals, Bristol Rovers – most notably the 4-0 and 5-3 wins in ’47 and 56, respectively.
All the promotions and relegations are here, too. While in more recent terms, the book also covers – through reprints of original newspaper reports – the club’s efforts to regain top-flight status, including their narrow defeat at the hands of Hull City in the 2008 Championship play-off final.
Take a look at the contents to see what the book has to offer...
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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Bristol City FC was founded in 1894, with a budget of just forty pounds. The team merged with local side Bedminster in 1900 and enjoyed a great early run of form. The Robins won the Second Division in 1906 and shot to a second place finish in the First Division the very next season. After reaching the FA Cup final in 1909, Bristol City suffered an unfortunate drop in form. The club returned to top flight football for a second spell in the late 1970s.
A Bristol City Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Robins. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Bristol 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 Bristol City memorabilia collection.
This Bristol City Football Book opens with a 1-0 win over Arsenal in 1905. It goes on to cover many of the great games through the decades of the 20th Century and the present era.
Early top stories in this Bristol City Football Book include the 1909 FA Cup final against Manchester United, beating Watford 3-1 to become Division Three Champions in 1923, and frequent clashes against Bristol Rovers. Local derby games featured in these Gift Books include the Robins’ 4-0 win in 1947 and the exciting 5-3 victory in 1956. Read about 43,300 supporters attending a home match against Preston North End in 1935 – a club record. The Bristol City Books also cover promotion to Division Two in 1965 and to Division One in 1976. There is a selection of articles on great Bristol City cup games, such as the FA Cup Semi Final versus Tottenham in 1970, the triumphant Anglo-Scottish Cup Final against St. Mirren in 1977, and the Littlewoods Cup Semi Final against Nottingham Forest in 1989. Relive some of the high scoring epics through newspaper reports of the games; the 9-4 win over Gillingham in 1927, the 9-0 hammering of Aldershot in 1946, the 6-4 win over Blackburn Rovers in 1955, and the 7-4 game against Barnsley in 1959.
Newspaper coverage in the Gift Book continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into the Robins’ history makes these books truly memorable Bristol City Gifts and a great addition to any collection of Bristol memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Bristol memorabilia or looking for other Bristol gifts, why not consider our Bristol City Calendar or Bristol City Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Robins’ 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 Bristol fans. Other Bristol City presents include themed Spoof Football Headlines and Personalised Commentaries.