Personalised Swansea City Football Book - Gift Details
Looking for a gift for a diehard Swan fan? The Personalised Swansea City Newspaper Book is just what they need. Formed in 1912, the team have racked up a serious amount of victories, all of which are housed in this epic edition.
With over 100 years’ worth of incredible football history, fans will be indulging in articles four hours. Picking things up in 1913, this Swansea City Football Book takes a look at The Swans’ finest moments, from league and cup success, to wins over the old enemy, Cardiff City.
Any Swansea fan worth their salt is going to love flicking through this book. Using reprints of original newspaper reports, it charts the club’s highs and lows, from league titles in the old Third Divisions, to their League One title in 2008.
You’ll also find coverage of the two Football League Trophy wins in ’94 and 2006, as well as older accounts of club record wins over Sliema Wanderers and Hartlepool United. And, of course, it’s the perfect opportunity to look back at the contributions of club greats, including the likes of Ivor Allchurch, Frank Burrows, Trevor Ford and the irrepressible Lee Trundle.
Take a look at the contents to see what the book has to offer...
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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Swansea Town AFC was founded in 1912 and the club became known as Swansea City in 1971, when Swansea gained full city status. The Swans joined the Football League in 1920 and they reached their first FA Cup semi-final four years later. Swansea reached the FA Cup semi-final again in 1964, beating league leaders Liverpool in the quarter-final. The Swans struggled in subsequent seasons and the team fell into Division Four in 1967. Harry Griffiths began to turn the team’s form around when he became manager of the club in 1975. John Toshack continued the good work when he took charge of Swansea City in 1978. The Swans won three promotions in just four years to turn the club around. Swansea competed in the top flight for the first time in 1981-1982, where they would beat teams such as Manchester United and Arsenal. They finished the year in sixth place. The Swans were also enjoying cup success at this time. Swansea City won three consecutive Welsh Cups between 1981 and 1983, leading to qualification for the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
A Swansea City Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Swans. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Swansea 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 Swansea City memorabilia collection.
This Swansea Football Book opens with coverage of the club’s 1-0 win over Pontypridd in the 1913 Welsh Cup final. 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 top stories in the Swansea City Football Book include knocking West Ham out of the 1922 FA Cup and beating Arsenal in the sixth round in 1926. The Gift Books also feature the epic 5-4 win over Liverpool in 1959, the 1966 Welsh Cup triumph and the rise through the leagues in the 1970s and early 1980s. The Swans won promotion to Division Three in 1978, Division Two in 1979 and Division One in 1981, before briefly topping the table. Relive some of Swansea’s forays into Europe, such as beating Sliema Wanderers of Malta 17-0 on aggregate and playing against teams like Paris St. Germain. The Swansea Football Books contain coverage of the record attendance of 32,796 at the Vetch Field against Arsenal in 1968. It also incorporates reports on Swansea City being wound up in the High Courts in 1985 with forty-six staff sacked (including Manager John Bond), before their subsequent revival.
More recent articles in this special Gift Book include winning the Autoglass Trophy at Wembley in 1994, lifting the Football League Trophy and reaching the play-off finals in 2006 and Swansea’s 2008 promotion to the Championship, having won the League One title.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into the Swans’ history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Swansea memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Swansea City memorabilia or looking for other Swansea gifts, why not consider our Swansea City Calendar or Swansea City Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Swans’ 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 Swansea City fans. Other Swansea presents include themed Spoof Newspaper Headlines and Personalised Commentaries.