This title is part of the best-selling "Legends" series, including Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Each player's profile includes in depth coverage of his career with West Bromwich Albion. It deftly illustrated by quotes and comments from players and managers. Since the club's formation in 1878, West Bromwich Albion Football Club has been served by approximately a thousand players and choosing one-hundred of the best from them was not an easy task. However, with the help and knowledge of several avid Baggies' supporters, a handful of past and present players, two former managers, three ex-coaches/trainers, two secretaries, two directors and relatives of former players, Matthews has managed to hunt out the players that have performed the best in their own particular way and in their respective eras. Older supporters who watched Albion in action in the 1930s are well catered for; so too are those who cheered for the Baggies in the 1940s and 50s, while the regulars who attended the Hawthorns in the 1960s and 70s will certainly enjoy reading about their favourites. Not to be forgotten are a handful of players who have given Albion such wonderful service in recent years, so the younger generation of supporters aren't left out. The book also boasts a selection of previously unpublished photographs, which makes it a must for all ardent supporters of West Bromwich Albion, old or young.
"Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record" provides the most comprehensive history of one of the country's most famous and respected football clubs.Acclaimed football historian Tony Matthews, a specialist in West Midlands football, has carefully researched all aspects of the club's fascinating history to write this, the full story of Wolverhampton Wanderers. Alongside profiles of the club's great players and managers, fans can relive the games that secured trophies and take an imaginative tour of the club's grounds. In addition to accounts of League and Cup encounters are reports of friendly and tour matches. This compendium of fascinating information is a must-buy for all Wolves devotees. Every game, every scorer, every player and every attendance, this is the Complete Record.This is the ultimate guide to Wolverhampton Wanderers – all the statistics from every season, matches to remember, star players and much, much more. It is fully-illustrated with many previously-unseen photographs
The Birmingham City Miscellany – a book on the Blues like no other, packed with facts, stats, trivia, stories and legend. Delve deep to find out all about the events and people who have shaped the club into what it is today. Featured here are a plethora of stories on this charismatic football club ranging from how the club was formed, to little-known facts about players and managers. Here you will find player feats, individual records and plenty of weird and wonderful trivia. Rivalry with Villa, favourite managers, quotes ranging from the profound to the downright bizarre and cult heroes from yesteryear – a book no true Birmingham City fan should be without.
This comprehensive book consists of detailed biographies of every player ever to take part in a first-team game for the Baggies since the club entered the FA Cup in November 1883. Author Tony Matthews has meticulously researched the history of West Brom to uncover such details as when a player joined the club and where from, how many appearances he made and which positions he played in. Other staff of the club are not forgotten, and within these pages are biographies of all the managers, chairmen, directors, secretaries, trainers and coaches that have worked behind the scenes to shape the history of this proud club. The book is illustrated throughout with a fine collection of pictures, many of them from the club's own archives.The result is a book that is a must-have for every Baggies fan that is sure to find its way onto the bookshelves of supporters young and old.
The Birmingham City Miscellany is a book on the Blues like no other, packed with facts, stats, trivia, stories, and legend. Delve deep to find out all about the events and people who have shaped the club into what it is today. Featured here are a plethora of stories on this charismatic football club ranging from how the club was formed, to little-known facts about players and managers. Here you will find player feats, individual records, and plenty of weird and wonderful trivia. Rivalry with Villa, favorite managers, quotes ranging from the profound to the downright bizarre, and cult heroes from yesteryear—a book no true Birmingham City fan should be without.