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The Personalised West Ham Football Book

Know an Irons supporter who lives for the beautiful game? Make their day with the Personalised West Ham United Football Book, packed with their favourite team’s rich history over the last 100 years. Formed in 1900, West Ham have since strived for a terrific football legacy.

From 1904 to the end of last season, this football book takes a look at West Ham United’s numerous cup successes, as well as their greatest victories and the contributions of various Hammers’ legends.

When the Boleyn Ground closed its doors for good in 2016, West Ham fans bid an emotional farewell to over a hundred years of history. But now, thanks to our personalised West Ham history book, countless memorable nights from Upton Park have been brought back to life, in the form of newspaper articles printed at the time, beginning fittingly with the first match ever played at the Boleyn Ground, way back in 1904.

Still, the coverage doesn’t end there, as also featured are several games from the Hammers’ new home, the Olympic stadium, up to and including last season’s 3-0 win over Southampton.

A Glimpse Inside…

When you read about West Ham United, it’s not just about the three FA Cups. Nor the great results they’ve enjoyed during their years in the top flight. Nope. As much as anything, it’s about looking back at the exploits of Hammers’ legends.

So few clubs can boast the record West Ham United has for producing world-class footballers, with the best of the bunch – like Billy Bonds, Frank Lampard Sr and Trevor Brooking – often forging a successful career at Upton Park.

Then you’ve got England heroes Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. Plus, because this football book uses reprints of original newspaper reports, it’s also the perfect opportunity to recount older legends, including all-time goal scorer, Vic Watson.

Take a look at the contents to see what the book has to offer...

Your Gift Personalised

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.

Personalisation and Cover Options

The editions are available with colour content and pictures from 2006 onwards where available:

  • Brown A4 Leatherette Cover – Option to emboss the individual’s Name on the cover.
  • Brown A3 Leatherette Cover – Option to emboss the individual’s Name on the cover.
  • Black A3 Luxury Leather Cover – The individual's Name embossed on the cover for FREE.
  • Deluxe A3 Black Luxury Leather – The recipient's Name is embossed on the cover for FREE and includes a FREE gift box.

General Information

This Personalised Football Book is available in a selection of smart, high-quality covers. All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror.

Your text will be made exactly as you have entered it, so please double check spelling, punctuation and capitalisation. Accents and other symbols cannot be used unless stated.

Delivery Details

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We operate Monday to Friday only, so weekends and holidays do not count in the production or postage timescales quoted. Orders placed before 12 noon 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.

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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).

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  • Europe: 3 - 5 days
  • Rest of the World: 5 - 7 days
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  • 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 Hammers

West Ham United FC was founded as Thames Ironworks FC in 1895. The club won promotion to the First Division in their inaugural league campaign and it reformed as West Ham United in 1900. The Hammers won their first major trophy in 1964, beating Preston North End in the FA Cup final. The result guaranteed West Ham United a place in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in the following season. This was the Hammers’ first European competition, but they were not fazed by the lack of experience. West Ham United won the tournament, beating Bayern Munich in the final. The Hammers enjoyed more cup success in the following two decades, winning two FA Cups and reaching a second European final. West Ham United has enjoyed several highlights in the league over more recent years, winning promotion to the Premiership – such as in 1993 and 2005 – and surviving nail-biting relegation battles.

Personalised West Ham United Football Books - Inspired Gifts

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

West Ham United Football Book Coverage

This West Ham United Football Book opens with a newspaper report on the 3-0 win over Millwall in 1904, in the opening game at the new Stratford Stadium. It goes on to cover a selection of great matches through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.

Top stories in this fascinating West Ham United Football Book include a report on the first ever FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, which the Hammers contested against Bolton Wanderers. The Gift Books also contain coverage of West Ham United winning the War Cup in 1940, becoming Division Two Champions in 1958 and winning the title again with record points in 1981. Read about the Hammers winning the FA Cup in 1964, 1975 and 1980 and relive the club’s exploits in Europe, including lifting the Cup Winners Cup in 1965 and reaching the final in 1976. The West Ham United Books also look back on the 17 year old Bobby Moore’s First Division debut in 1958, Geoff Hurst’s six goals in the 8-0 win over Sunderland in 1968, the signing of Jimmy Greaves in 1970, Trevor Brooking’s farewell game in 1984 and Harry Redknapp’s appointment in 1989. More recent stories in this special Gift Book include reports on the dramatic 2006 FA Cup final against Liverpool.

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

West Ham United Memorabilia

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

Finally – Did You Know?

  • West Ham United won the first ever Football League War Cup in 1940.
  • West Ham United’s victorious side from the 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup won the BBC Sports Team of the Year Award.
  • Every member of West Ham United’s starting line-up in the 1965 European Cup Final was English.
  • West Ham United is nicknamed “The Academy of Football" due to the large number of England players that are produced by the club’s youth academy. The Hammers provided three players who represented England in the 1966 World Cup win – Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. In recent years, previous West Ham United players such as Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard and Glen Johnson have all received England call-ups.
  • Billy Bonds hold the appearance record at West Ham United, having played in 793 matches for the Hammers.
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Personalised West Ham Football Book

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  • The history of West Ham over the last century
  • Up-to-date with the latest season
  • Choose from A4 and A3 editions
  • Colour options where available from 2006
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift
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