Personalised Cardiff City Football Book - Gift Details
While it’s fairly easy to pick up the latest replica shirt or match day ticket for a diehard footie fanatic, it’s not so easy to pick up something a little dissimilar, something that stands out from all the rest.
Why not go down the personalised route? Rather than a name on the back of a shirt, how about personalised football books, namely this Cardiff City Football Book if they’re a fan of The Bluebirds? These tabloid-sized hardbacks feature reprinted reports on your chosen team from the Daily Mirror.
The Cardiff City Football Book gets under way in 1921, just in time for the club’s glory years of the 1920s. It then proceeds to follow their fortunes right through to the end of last season.
There won’t be too many Cardiff fans who remember their success of the 1920s, so reliving their 1927 FA Cup win through reprints of original reports and newspaper coverage is the next best thing. The book also covers the tougher periods in the Bluebirds’ history, as well as their Noughties revival, the club’s 2008 Cup Final appearance and more recent attempts to regain top-flight status. And, of course, because every era is covered in depth, City fans can also look forward to reminiscing over the likes of Ivor Allchurch, John Charles, Trevor Ford, Len Davies, Phil Dwyer et al.
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.
Personalise the Cardiff Football Book by featuring the recipient’s Name and a Message on the certificate on the title page. The recipient’s Name can also be gold embossed on the front cover.
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:
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Cardiff City FC formed when Riverside FC and Riverside Albion amalgamated in 1902. The Bluebirds were one of the greatest sides in the English league during the 1920s and finished as runners-up of the First Division in 1924. Three years later, Cardiff City became the first non-English side to win the FA Cup. London-based Cardiff fans turned out to support the team at Wembley and they have since been known as “The 1927 Club". The Bluebirds also enjoyed years of success in the Welsh Cup, winning the trophy over twenty times. These triumphs enabled Cardiff City to qualify for European competition during the 1960s and 1970s. The highlight of the Bluebird’s European run was reaching the semi-final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1967. Cardiff City’s most recent success has included defying the odds to reach the FA Cup final in 2008.
A Cardiff City Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Bluebirds. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Cardiff 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 Cardiff City memorabilia collection.
This Cardiff City Football Book opens with coverage of Cardiff’s 1921 FA Cup tie with Wolves. It goes on to cover many of the great games through the decades of the 20th Century and the present era.
Top stories in the Cardiff City Football Book include the 50th FA Cup Final versus Sheffield United in 1925 and the glorious defeat of Arsenal to win the FA Cup in 1927. Relive the excitement of the successful post war period, including gaining promotion to Division One in 1952 by beating Leeds United 3-1, the fantastic 4-1 away win against Manchester United in 1953 and the 5-2 defeat of Newcastle United in 1956. The Gift Books also contain the exciting 2-1 defeat of Aston Villa in 1960, when 55,000 tense Welshman watched as their team came from behind to clinch victory and promotion back to the First Division. The Cardiff City Book features a selection of European games, including the 8-0 defeat of Larnaca in the European Cup Winners Cup in 1970 and the 1-0 defeat of Real Madrid in the 1971 Quarter Final. Additionally, you can read about Toshack's £100,000 move in 1970, Cardiff's defeat of Chelsea in the 1980 and 1986 League Cups and the amazing 2003 Play-Off Finals at the Millennium Stadium, where Cardiff gained promotion to the Championship.
More recent coverage in our unique Gift Book includes the spectacular FA Cup run of 2008, which culminated in a trip to Wembley Stadium and a place in the final against Portsmouth.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Cardiff City’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Cardiff City memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Cardiff City memorabilia or looking for other Cardiff City gifts, why not consider our Cardiff Calendar or Cardiff Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Bluebirds’ 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 Cardiff City fans. Other Cardiff presents include Framed Reprints and special Cardiff City Mugs.