Personalised Personalised Crystal Palace Football Book - Gift Details

Buying for a diehard football fan isn’t as easy as it should be. Why? Because turning up to watch their side week in, week out means they’ve exhausted the club shop’s catalogue. So what you need is book about the history of the club. Well you’ll never guess what…

With our Crystal Palace Football Book, the lucky recipient will be able to hark back to the highs and lows, the inside stories and the gossip in an entertaining and enlightening way.

There’s never a dull moment when you’re a Palace fan – 13 seasons in the top flight, promotions, relegations, a Cup Final, and the dreaded word ‘administration’. Here’s your chance to relive it all.

This football book picks things up in 1907. It follows the Eagles’ progress through the leagues and obviously covers the club’s efforts to win their first major honour, when they narrowly missed out on the FA Cup in 1990. But, of course, it’s not all about the near misses – league titles and play-off wins also feature, including the 1-0 win over West Ham in 2004 that sent Palace back into the Premier League. Using reprints of original reports and newspaper coverage, it’s also the perfect opportunity to relive the exploits of legends like Nigel Martyn, John Salako, Ian Wright, as well as older players such as Peter Simpson, John Jackson, Don Rogers and Johnny Byrne.

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

Personalise the Crystal Palace 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.

General Information

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 Crystal Palace Football Book contains a minimum of 30% colour pages.

Delivery Details

UK Delivery Carrier Cost
Standard Royal Mail £3.99 1 - 3 Days 1-3 days
Urgent Courier £6.99 1 - 3 Days Next Day
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International Delivery Leadtimes (where available)
European delivery is available on this gift
Delivery outside Europe (worldwide) is available on this gift
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  • Europe: 3 - 5 days
  • Rest of the World: 5 - 7 days
Urgent Lead Time from production (Fedex courier):
  • Europe: 1 -3 days
  • North America: 1 - 2 days
  • Rest of the World: 3 - 5 days
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Personalised Crystal Palace Football Book

Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Eagles

Crystal Palace FC was founded in 1905 by workers of The Crystal Palace; a magnificent building on Sydenham Hill that housed the Great Exhibition. The club rose to fame in 1907 when they beat defending champions Newcastle United on the way to the FA Cup quarter-final. The Eagles were elected into the Football League in 1920 and Palace won the Third Division in their first official season. The club was promoted to the top flight for the first time in 1969 and they re-entered the First Division in 1989. Crystal Palace finished in third place two years later – the club’s highest ever placing in the league. The Eagles reached the semi-finals of both domestic cups in 1995.

Personalised Crystal Palace Football Books – Inspired Gifts

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

Crystal Palace Football Book Coverage

This Crystal Palace Football Book opens with the club’s famous FA Cup tie win over Newcastle in 1907. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the twentieth century and many highlights from the present era.

Top stories in the Crystal Palace Football Book include promotion to Division Two in 1921 and promotion to Division One in 1969. The Gift Books also feature coverage of the 5-0 win over Portsmouth in 1967 and the 2-0 win against Arsenal in the 1970 League Cup campaign. Read about the appointment of Terry Venables as Manager in 1976 and Ian Wright’s stunning hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Birmingham City in 1989. Other highlights of the Crystal Palace Books include a report on the FA Cup Final versus Manchester United in 1990 and promotion to the Premiership in 1994, 1997 and 2004.

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

Crystal Palace Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Crystal Palace memorabilia or looking for other Crystal Palace gifts, why not consider our Crystal Palace Calendar or Crystal Palace Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Eagles’ 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 the club. Other Crystal Palace presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Crystal Palace Mugs.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Crystal Palace began the 1960s in Division Four and finished the decade in the top flight.
  • The club played their first match at Selhurst Park against Sheffield Wednesday. The stadium only contained one stand at the time and it was left unfinished until 1969, when the Eagles won promotion to the top flight.
  • Crystal Palace was promoted to the First Division for the first time in 1969 as runners-up of Division Two. The Second Division was won that year by Derby County.
  • The Eagles reached the FA Cup final in 1990. It was the club’s first major final and Palace would force Manchester United to contest a replay after a 3-3 draw. The Red Devils went on to win the replay 1-0.
  • Crystal Palace was a founder member of the Premier League.
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Personalised Crystal Palace Football Book

From £ 39.99
  • The history of Crystal Palace 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

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