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Personalised Preston North End Football Books - Gift Details

While you could plump for a t-shirt or pair of match tickets for a football fan, (all of which are very nice indeed), another option would be to personalise something for them instead. Take a peek at personalised football books. These tabloid-sized hardbacks feature reprinted reports on your chosen team from the Daily Mirror.

From 1913 to the end of last season, this Preston North End Football Book follows the fortunes of one of football’s founding fathers, with everything from league titles to Tom Finney.

Using reprints of original newspaper reports, things begin with the Second Division title season of 1913, before tracking Preston’s so-called yoyo years prior to World War I. Further league successes would follow throughout the decades, in the old Second, Third and Fourth Divisions. All are included. And as you’d expect, there’s also coverage of the club’s 1938 FA Cup win. Just as importantly, though, the Tom Finney legacy features too. Following World War II until his retirement in 1960, this footballing genius defined what a footballer should be – a maestro and a gentleman. Here’s 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 Preston 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 Preston 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 the Lilywhites

Preston North End FC was a founder member of the Football League in 1888. The Lilywhites won the first ever league title without losing a match. No other team finished a top flight season unbeaten until Arsenal repeated this feat in 2004. In addition to winning the inaugural league championship in 1889, Preston won the FA Cup. The Lilywhites therefore became the first club to win the prestigious League-FA Cup ‘double’. Preston defended their league title in 1890 and finished as runners-up in the following three seasons. The Lilywhites were a real force in the game during the early years, but other teams improved and Preston was sadly relegated in 1901. The club has since won titles in each of the other three divisions. The Lilywhites have also reached further FA Cup finals, winning the trophy for the second time in 1964.

Personalised Preston Football Books - Inspired Gifts

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

Preston North End Football Book Coverage

This Preston North End Football Book opens with the club defeating Blackpool 2-1 to become the 1913 Division Two Champions. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.

Early stories in the Preston Football Book include beating Aston Villa 6-1 in 1920, the 4-0 defeat of Liverpool in 1952 and the 8-0 thrashing of Birmingham City in 1958. The Gift Books also revisit the glory of the club’s successful FA Cup runs, including the historic victory in 1938, when Preston North End won the FA Cup by beating Huddersfield Town 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, plus the finals of 1922, 1937, 1954 and 1964. Read about the last game of the 1953 season, when Preston beat Derby County, but lost the league title to Arsenal on goal difference. The Preston Books also contain reports on Ton Finney’s final game in 1960, Nobby Stiles signing for £20,000 in 1973, his appointment as the Lilywhites’ manager in 1977 and Bobby Charlton’s resignation in 1975. More recent newspaper content in this Gift Book includes Preston winning the Division Three title in 1996 and becoming Champions of Division Two in 2000.

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

Preston North End Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Preston North End memorabilia or looking for other Preston gifts, why not consider our Preston Calendar or Preston Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Lilywhites’ 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 Preston North End fans. Other Preston presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and special Preston North End Mugs.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • In 1887, the Lilywhites thrashed Hyde 26-0 in the FA Cup. This margin of victory remains a club record.
  • As inaugural league champions, Preston North End have the right to wear their home kit at all times. The club chooses to use an away shirt due to financial reasons.
  • The National Football Museum is located in Preston’s Deepdale Stadium.
  • Preston North End’s biggest rival is Blackpool The two teams have faced each other over one hundred times across all four divisions.
  • Preston won the Third Division title in 1996. In doing so, the Lilywhites became the third team to win all four division championships.
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Personalised Preston North End Football Books

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  • The history of Preston 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 2016/2017 season
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift
£ 39.99
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