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Personalised Sheffield Wednesday Football Books - Gift Details

At I Just Love It, our undeniable heavyweight is the personalised football book. We’re the original suppliers of the tabloid-sized bad boy, which features reprinted reports from the Daily Mirror on your chosen team. Things kick off in the early part of the 20th century and finish at the end of last season, so you’re looking at a reportage-based history of your team’s best bits from the last 100 years or so.

Beginning in 1907, 40 years after the club was founded, this Sheffield Wednesday Football Book features all of the Owls’ finest moments, including two league titles and two FA Cups.

As one of the oldest football clubs in the world, Sheffield Wednesday has gone through its fair share of ups and downs. We pick things up here in 1907, with the club’s second FA Cup win, before going on to chart further First Division successes in 1929 and 1930, as well as their final FA Cup win in 1935. The Owls’ last major success was the League Cup in 1991 which, along with their Premier League years, is also covered in depth using reprints of original newspaper reports. What’s more, Wednesday fans can look forward to recounting the exploits of legends including Ernest Blenkinsop, Jack Allen and Tommy Craig.

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 Sheffield Wed 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 Sheffield Wed Football Book contains a minimum of 13% colour pages.

Delivery Details

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  • Rest of the World: 3 - 5 days
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Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Owls

Sheffield Wednesday FC was formed in 1867 when the Wednesday Cricket Club was expanded to include football. Football was only intended to help the team remain fit during the winter months, but it soon became very popular and the main source of revenue at the club. The cricket side later disbanded. Sheffield Wednesday Football Club turned professional in 1887, but they were denied entry into the Football League. The Owls became founder members of the break-away Football Alliance in 1889 and they won the inaugural league championship. Wednesday also won the FA Cup that season and the club’s success eventually led them into the First Division three years later. Sheffield Wednesday went on to become a highly accomplished side, winning four league titles and two further FA Cups by the mid-1930s. The Owls struggled to match this success over the following decades. Sheffield Wednesday reached the FA Cup final in 1966, but the Owls did not win another trophy until the 1990s. The drought was broken in 1991 with a win over Manchester United in the League Cup final.

Sheffield Wednesday Football Books - Inspired Gifts

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

Personalised Sheffield Wednesday Football Book Coverage

This Sheffield Wednesday Football Book opens with Wednesday winning the FA Cup in 1907, beating Everton 2-1. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.

Some of the top early stories in this Sheffield Wednesday Football Book include the Blades becoming Champions of Division Two in 1926 and winning Division One in 1929 and 1930. Relive the glory of winning the FA Cup in 1935, by beating West Bromwich Albion 4-2 at Wembley Stadium. The Gift Books also feature the 1966 FA Cup Final against Everton and the 1-0 victory over Manchester United to win the League Cup in 1991. The Sheffield Wednesday Books incorporate reports on the record 72,841 crowd at Hillsborough watching the 2-2 draw with Manchester City in 1934, plus Wednesday winning promotion to Division One in 1950 at the expense of Sheffield United. You can also read about the dramatic 7-1 win over QPR in 1987 and the 5-0 victory against West Ham in 1993. The Gift Book contains newspaper coverage of European games, including wins over Roma and Barcelona. Other highlights include articles on the appointment of Trevor Francis as Manager in 1991 and Ron Atkinson in 1989 and 1997.

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

Sheffield Wednesday Memorabilia

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

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Sheffield Wednesday is the only English League Club to have a day of the week in their name.
  • The Owls failed to finish the league in a top three position only once between 1929 and 1936.
  • Sheffield Wednesday reached the final of the FA Cup in 1966, having played an away tie in every round.
  • On 26th December 1979, 49,309 fans watched Sheffield Wednesday thrash Sheffield United 4-0. This match – known as the Boxing Day Massacre – is one of the most famous games in Sheffield Wednesday’s history.
  • Plans are in place to increase Hillsborough Stadium’s capacity to 50,000 people by 2016.
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Personalised Sheffield Wednesday Football Books

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  • The history of Sheffield Wed 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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