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Personalised Derby County Football Book
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Established in 1884, the legendary Rams have earned themselves an immense reputation over the last 100 years. A diehard Ram fan can open this Personalised Derby County Football Book and reminisce their greatest moments all the way up until the latest season.
From 1912 through to the end of the latest season, this Derby County Football Book follows the Rams through all their ups and downs, including Brian Clough and the glory days of the 1970s.
This football book uses reprints of original newspapers to tell the story of Derby County from 1912 through to the end of last season. It focuses on all the club’s major achievements, including their brief stay in the Premier League following 2007’s fantastic 1-0 win over West Brom in the Championship play-off final.
But of course, no history of Derby County would be complete without more than its fair share of coverage from the Brian Clough era of the 1970s. Unquestionably the Ram’s most successful period, the one-and-only Clough guided his side to their first ever Football League Championship in 1972.
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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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Derby County FC was originally a cricket team. A football side was formed in 1884 as a means of keeping everybody together during the winter months. Derby became a founder member of the Football League in 1888 and the club has since won each of the top three division titles. Derby County also won the FA Cup in 1946 after finishing as runners-up on three occasions. Former players Brian Clough and Dave Mackay led the Rams through a golden era of success in the late 1960s and 1970s. Derby County earned promotion to the First Division in 1969 and won the title three years later. The Rams went on to reach the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1973 and Derby won a second top flight league title in 1975. Derby County enjoyed six consecutive seasons in the Premiership between 1996 and 2002. The Rams returned to the Premier League in 2007, having won the Championship Play-Off Finals.
A Derby County Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Rams. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Derby 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 Derby County memorabilia collection.
This Derby County Football Book opens with the club’s 2-0 win over Barnsley in 1912, which secured promotion to Division One. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
The Derby Football Books feature the FA Cup semi-final against West Ham in 1923 and the 4-1 victory against Charlton in the 1946 FA Cup final. Other terrific games include the 8-0 trouncing of Sheffield Wednesday in 1927, the 5-0 win over Manchester United in 1928 and the historic 5-0 defeat of Spurs in 1969. The latter match was played in front of a record crowd of 41,826 people. The Gift Books revisit Derby County becoming Champions of Division Two in 1969 and the Rams winning the Division One title in 1972 and 1975. The Football Book also covers the last ever game at the Baseball Ground, which was played against Arsenal in 1997. There are fascinating reports on Brian Clough’s departure in 1973, the signing of Bruce Rioch and Francis Lee in 1974 and the introduction of Peter Shilton and Mark Wright in 1987. More recent reports include promotion to the Premiership in 1996 and again in 2007, as well as the thrilling FA Cup tie against
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Derby County’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Derby memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Derby memorabilia or looking for other Derby gifts, why not consider our Derby County Calendar or Derby County Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Rams’ 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 Derby fans. Other Derby County presents include special Framed Newspaper Reprints and Derby County Mugs.