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Get Shirty is the book of the greatest ever football kit film. Pompey Chimes, Pompey Times “will chime with all Pompey fans” – Late Tackle. Black & White Stripes and 101 Manchester City Matchworn Shirts offer a fan-friendly history through Newcastle and City kit. Can We Not Knock It? “captures ’90s football in all its glory” – talkSPORT. Goalies past and present need to catch our classic Glove Story books. Football’s Black Pioneers tells the stories of the first black players to represent each of the Football League clubs. The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts showcases 240 groundbreaking classics and all the coolest curios. The Got, Not Got Football Gift Book is a collector’s treasure trove in catalogue format. Can’t Buy That Feeling is the Best of The Fox Interviews. Manchester City Folklore and Flat Caps & Tangerine Scarves explore the rich mythology of City and Blackpool. 

The Fox Annual No2 – Out Now!

Be first kid in your street to own THE FOX ANNUAL No2.

Don’t miss out out on a Christmas bumper book of Foxes fun, including interviews with ’90s goalscorer David Oldfield and Jock Wallace’s favourite Scottish stopper, Paul Friar – plus FiftySomething, topical features, tearjerking nostalgia and tons more.

The Fox Fanzine followed the contrasting fortunes of Leicester City for 35 years from 1987 to 2022. This timespan saw the lows of five relegation seasons, including a debut dip into the third tier and a period in administration – but, more importantly, we were also there for the highs of five promotions, a Premier League title, a journey to the Champions League quarter-finals and the lifting of the FA Cup trophy that had long eluded the club. Through the good times and the bad, we always tried to see the funny side…

And now here we are in the middle of another giant rollercoaster ride, moving at breakneck speed on the way back up (we hope!) after a period of sickening freefall. THE FOX ANNUAL No2 reflects all our current optimism and obsessions, plus you’ll find some old favourite features. Here are revealing interviews with past heroes David Oldfield and Paul Friar, plus 100 Objects, Get With the Programme, Fanatical Frank, Rewind, Foxed in the Head, FiftySomething, and John Hutchinson’s dip into the club archives.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all, but best hold on tight. UP THE CITY!

CLICK HERE for more information – and to order your copy of THE FOX ANNUAL No2 for just £10.

The Shirt Hunter – Available Now!

It’s the ultimate Christmas gift for any football shirt collector or enthusiast… or why not treat yourself?! Be the first kid on your street to own THE SHIRT HUNTER. 

A story of obsession with vintage football shirts that will chime with every collector – as well as every fan who has ever been stopped in their tracks by the astonishing design, the profound nostalgic effect or rocketing cash value of an item of iconic nylon.

Peris Hatton is one of the UK’s best-known football shirt collectors and traders, with a seemingly magical supply of rare vintage finds. THE SHIRT HUNTER shares the best of his jaw-dropping collection spanning the past five decades, with stunning visuals illuminating an A-Z covering every aspect of the football shirt as a cult object of desire.

There are endless combinations of time, place and backstory that can result in a ‘must-have’ shirt. All the most prized brands, vintage and modern, are featured here, from Adidas and Admiral right through to Xara – including Peris’s beloved ‘Holy Grail’ shirts among the fruits of his extensive research into collectable anomalies.

Along the way, THE SHIRT HUNTER shares the secrets of how he has unearthed so many sought-after shirts, with thrilling tales of the strange and unnerving places his ceaseless quest has led him over the past 25 years.

Read THE SHIRT HUNTER and you will discover:

  • The depths of obsession that it’s possible to reach as a collector of football shirts.
  • The basis of football shirts’ hypnotic power – in identity, fashion, nostalgia and football history.
  • Which vintage brands, themes, fads and styles to look for – and which to avoid.
  • Lavish illustrations of 500 rare and collectable shirts spanning the 1970s to date.
  • A wealth of anecdotes surrounding Peris’s amazing football shirt finds. What? Where? How?
  • The result of decades of experience and expert, in-depth research.

CLICK HERE for more details, and to order your copy of THE SHIRT HUNTER, for just £16…

The Little Book of Casuals – available now, with author-signed, personally dedicated option!

Be the first kid in your street to own THE LITTLE BOOK OF CASUALS. And if you’d like author Scottie to personally sign and dedicate your book – either to your self or as a cool gift to a loved one for Christmas – please do just let us know via ‘Notes’ at checkout. This service comes at no extra cost.

In association with the team behind the classic Got, Not Got football nostalgia books, Conker Editions presents the ultimate pocket guide to 1980s football from the viewpoint of the terraces – a beautifully illustrated treasury of all the finest Casuals clobber, designer brands and matchday memories.

For the first time, the story of the Casuals is told through the evolution of the all-important look – the ever-changing knitwear, designer labels and haircuts of the moment – which grabbed almost as much attention on the football terraces of the 1980s as the muddy, much-abused match itself.

Packed full of period detail, dry humour and superb illustrations, it’s a rare pleasure to relive the glory years of the tribe that kicked off without a name – were you a Scally, a Smooth or a Trendy? – through the eyes of a front-line fashionista who watched the whole thing unfold at the time.

Author Scottie was, and is, a regular football fan… who throughout the ‘80s nurtured a shared, obsessive yearning to remain one step ahead of the terrace fashion curve. And every priceless item of Lacoste, Fila and Armani designer clobber is now recalled as fondly as a 30-yard Cup final screamer. THE LITTLE BOOK OF CASUALS elevates this generation of tasty working-class dandies to the fascination level of the Teds, Mods, Skinheads and Futurists, with whom they shared a heritage of swaggering exhibitionism.

Read THE LITTLE BOOK OF CASUALS and you will discover:

  • How it felt to be part of the original rise of the ‘80s Casuals youth tribe and its golden era.
  • The Casuals placed expertly in context, with reference to football, class, attitudes, clothes, violence, and other previous youth movements.
  • A nostalgia-inducing chronology of designer threads to die for, including:
    • Knitwear – Lyle & Scott, Pringle, Kappa…
    • Trainers – Adidas, Diadora, Nike, Puma…
    • Trousers – Lois cords, Farah slacks, bleached jeans…
    • Jackets – Patrick cagoules, Burberry macs, Aquascutum golf jackets…
    • Tracksuits – Tacchini, Ellesse, Fila…
  • A wealth of lavish illustrations – including original, painstakingly accurate graphics, original photos and marketing material.

CLICK HERE for more details, and to order your copy of THE LITTLE BOOK OF CASUALS, for just £14…

The Fox Annual No1

Don’t miss out out on a Christmas bumper book of Foxes fun, including interviews with legendary goalscorer David Kelly and local stopper Richard Stearman, plus FiftySomething, topical features, tearjerking nostalgia and tons more.

The Fox Fanzine followed the contrasting fortunes of Leicester City for 35 years from 1987 to 2022.

This timespan saw the lows of five relegation seasons, including a debut dip into the third tier and a period in administration – but, more importantly, we were also there for the highs of five promotions, a Premier League title, a journey to the Champions League quarter-finals and the lifting of the FA Cup trophy that had long eluded the club. Through the good times and the bad, we always tried to see the funny side.

Although the fanzine had to end, there was no way we could cope with a clean break, so here is the first FOX ANNUAL. It includes some familiar features: 100 Objects, Get With the Programme, Fanatical Frank, Rewind, Foxed in the Head, player interviews, FiftySomething, John Hutchinson’s dip into the club archives; some old ones return, like Unforgettables; plus there’s loads of new material and graphical content that we didn’t have room for in the fanzine.

So strap yourselves in for another ride on the rattling Leicester City rollercoaster – UP THE CITY!

CLICK HERE for more details, and to order your copy of THE FOX ANNUAL NO1…

Highs, Lows & Di Canios

HIGHS LOWS & DI CANIOS is the West Ham Book of the Decade, brought to you by viral sensation and West Ham United programme regular Sid Lambert, together with Dave Walker and ExWHUEmployee – the well-known voices behind the highly popular The West Ham Way’s multi-channel content.

Be the first kid in your street to own HIGHS, LOWS & DI CANIOS. Your copy will be hot off the press – and will include a free limited-edition player caricature print!

HIGHS, LOWS & DI CANIOS is a rollercoaster ride through one of the most turbulent decades in Claret & Blue history: the 1990s. A decade which included one relegation, two promotions, three managers, an FA Cup semi-final and, ultimately, a European adventure.

The creation of the Premier League changed everything, with the arrival of continental superstars and an explosion in wages and transfer fees. What didn’t change was the agony and ecstasy of being a West Ham fan. Knowing deep in your heart that another disaster was always around the corner…

In typically hilarious, passionate, analytical style, Sid, Ex and Dave remember Iain Dowie’s own goal at Stockport, being knocked out of the FA Cup by Torquay, and Marco Boogers going to live in a caravan (allegedly). And yet in the darkest hour, new heroes would emerge. A young Stuart Slater lifted the gloom, Julian Dicks became an Upton Park legend, and Paolo Di Canio’s genius had the Chicken Run singing opera long into the East End night.

HIGHS, LOWS & DI CANIOS recreates the raw emotion of life at the Boleyn during the ‘90s. A time that was unpredictable, unprecedented and when you could guarantee only one thing: fortune was always hiding. Features a foreword by West Ham legend Julian Dicks, and an Introduction by Hammers hero Tony Cottee.

CLICK HERE for more information, and to buy High, Lows & Di Canios: The Fans’ Guide to West Ham United in the ’90s.