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Personalised West Ham Football Book - Gift Details

Whether it’s a match day ticket, Match of the Day or Super Sunday, I Just Love It enjoys its football. We’re ma-husive fans of the beautiful game which is why we’ve created the West Ham Football Book, packed with your team’s rich history over the last 100 years.

What’s more, a personalised football book very much lives up to its name, with the chance to include your chosen Name on a certificate on the inside-front page. Better yet, for a small amount extra, you can also have the name embossed on the front cover.

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

When you read about West Ham, 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 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.

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 West Ham 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 West Ham United Football Book contains a minimum of 31% 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 Hammers

West Ham 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 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 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 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 Football Books - Inspired Gifts

A West Ham 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 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 memorabilia collection.

West Ham Football Book Coverage

This West Ham 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 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 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 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 memorabilia.

West Ham Memorabilia

If you are a collector of West Ham memorabilia or looking for other West Ham gifts, why not consider our West Ham Calendar or West Ham 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 fans. Other presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and special West Ham Mugs.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • West Ham won the first ever Football League War Cup in 1940.
  • West Ham’s victorious side from the 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup won the BBC Sports Team of the Year Award.
  • Every member of West Ham’s starting line-up in the 1965 European Cup Final was English.
  • West Ham 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 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, having played in 793 matches for the Hammers.
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Personalised West Ham Football Book

from £ 39.99
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  • The history of West Ham 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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