Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Robins
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.
Personalised Bristol City Football Books - Inspired Gifts
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.
Bristol City Football Book Coverage
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.
Bristol City 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.
Finally – Did You Know?
- Bristol City FC was originally named Bristol South End.
- Bristol was one of just two non-London southern sides in the league until 1920.
- The club was nicknamed “The Bristol Babies" when the side reached the First Division in 1906. This name lasted until the 1930s.
- The Robins won the Welsh Cup - despite being an English team - in 1934.
- Famous Bristol City fans include Tony Robinson, Jenson Button, The Wurzels, John Cleese, Marcus Trescothick and football commentator, Jonathan Pearce.