Personalised Middlesbrough Football Book - Gift Details

Anyone who lives with a football fanatic will know they’re a funny breed. To any non-believer, it’s just a sport, but to the game’s converts it’s like a religion. And with religion comes an undying dedication – football fans are as diehard as they come. One seriously big hitter is the brilliant Middlesbrough Football Book.

From 1927 to the end of last season, this Middlesbrough Football Book covers every high and many lows, from League Cup success in 2004 to Premier League relegation after an 11-year stay.

Things kick off in 1927 when, with the help of George Camsell’s 59 league goals, Boro won promotion to Division One. Their stay lasted only one year, but they soon bounced back. And with it emerged stars like Wilf Mannion and George Hardwick. Fast forward through the years and other greats to feature include the late, great Brian Clough, as well as more recent legends, like Brazilian Juninho. Founder members of the Premier League, Boro finally lost their top-flight status in 2009, having secured their one major honour five years earlier with a League Cup triumph. Using reprints of original newspaper reports, this football book is your chance to relive it all.

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 Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough Football Book contains a minimum of 24% colour pages.

Delivery Details

UK Delivery Carrier Cost
Standard Royal Mail £3.99 1 - 3 Days 1-3 days
Urgent Courier £6.99 1 - 2 Days Next Day
Working Days

We operate Monday to Friday only, so weekends and holidays do not count in the production or postage timescales quoted. Orders placed before 12 midday begin production that day, while orders received after this time begin the following day. Orders placed on a Friday afternoon or over a weekend will begin production on Monday.

Production + Delivery

The majority of our gifts are made to order, so please allow time for the product to be made (produced) as well as the time for delivery. The table above outlines our production time for both standard and urgent orders, please add these to the postage lead time for an accurate idea of when you’ll receive your item(s).

International Delivery Leadtimes (where available)
European delivery is available on this gift
Delivery outside Europe (worldwide) is available on this gift
Standard Lead Time from production (airmail):
  • 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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Enjoy a Newspaper History of Boro

Middlesbrough FC originated as a local cricket team. The side decided to become a football club and Boro turned professional in 1899. It took Middlesbrough just three seasons to win promotion to the top flight and Middlesbrough finished at a high of third place in 1914. The club was relegated after an unbroken spell of twenty-two years in the top division. Boro has since won several Second Division titles and enjoyed further periods of top flight football. Middlesbrough FC has also enjoyed cup success, reaching both the FA Cup and League Cup finals in 1997 and playing in a second League Cup final in 1998. Boro won the League Cup on their third attempt, beating Bolton Wanderers 2-1 in 2004. The club was by now under the management of Steve McClaren and he led Boro to great success in Europe. Middlesbrough reached the round of sixteen in the 2005 UEFA Cup and went all the way to the final in 2006.

Personalised Middlesbrough Football Books - Inspired Gifts

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

Middlesbrough Football Book Coverage

This Middlesbrough Football Book opens with the club’s promotion to Division One in 1927. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.

Top stories in the personalised Middlesbrough Football Book include high-scoring matches such as the 10-3 win over Sheffield Wednesday in 1933, the 9-2 win over Blackpool in 1938 and the 5-1 win over Arsenal in 1980. The Gift Books also feature coverage of the FA Cup final against Chelsea in 1997 and the Coca Cola Cup finals of 1997 and 1998. The Middlesbrough Books of course relive Boro’s famous Carling Cup win in 2004 over Bolton Wanderers, the entertaining final played at the Millennium Stadium. Read about Wilf Mannion’s move to Hull in 1954 after eighteen years at Middlesbrough, Brian Clough’s debut for the team in 1955 and the appointment of Jack Charlton as Manager in 1973. The Gift Book also covers Middlesbrough’s exploits in Europe, where they beat famous clubs like Roma and Steaua Bucharest en route to the 2006 UEFA Cup final against Sevilla.

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

Middlesbrough Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Middlesbrough memorabilia or looking for other Boro gifts, why not consider our Middlesbrough Calendar or Middlesbrough Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of Boro’s 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 Middlesbrough fans. Other Boro presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Middlesbrough T-Shirts.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Boro has played at the Riverside Stadium since August 1995. This is the third ground that Middlesbrough FC has used since turning professional. The team previously played at Ayresome Park between 1903 and 1995.
  • Middlesbrough was one of the founder members of the Premiership in 1992.
  • In August 2001, Middlesbrough became the first football team in the English league to broadcast delayed match coverage from an official club TV channel. – ‘Boro TV’.
  • Boro reached the UEFA Cup final in 2006 having fought back from 3-0 down in two earlier matches.
  • 80% of Middlesbrough fans are locally born according to recent surveys.
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Personalised Middlesbrough Football Book

from £ 39.99
  • The history of Middlesbrough 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
£ 39.99
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