POMPEY CHIMES, POMPEY TIMES
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“One for nostalgia lovers. Captures ’90s football in all its glory” – that’s what talkSPORT said about Can We Not Knock It? While 101 Manchester City Matchworn Shirts offers a fan-friendly history of the club through its kit. Roy Calley’s new biography of Blackpool FC comes complete with a free limited-edition seaside postcard. Goalies past and present need to catch the GK classics Glove Story and Glove Story 2. Football’s Black Pioneers tells the unique 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, packed full of vintage goodies. Can’t Buy That Feeling is the Best of The Fox Interviews. And Manchester City Folklore explores the club’s mythology.
Packed full of proud Pompey memories, memorabilia, great stories and larger-than-life characters, POMPEY CHIMES, POMPEY TIMES is the book every Pompey fan has been waiting for.
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POMPEY CHIMES, POMPEY TIMES gathers together a treasure trove of memories and memorabilia that will strike a chord with every Pompey supporter aged nine to 90. Here’s your chance to relive all the ups and downs in the club’s rollercoaster ride. So grab a ticket for a nostalgia-packed, colourful and emotional journey that captures the very essence of fandom on this unique, football-crazed island…
Author Sean Simpson delves deep into the priceless clutter in his Unofficial Pompey Museum – the ultimate spare-room shrine – and the very best of his popular columns for the Sportsmail. He joins forces with Got, Not Got nostalgia gurus Hammond & Silke to bring you an irresistible portal to Pompey past.
POMPEY CHIMES, POMPEY TIMES doesn’t stop at painting vivid pictures of unforgettable games and all-time favourite players. It recreates the atmosphere of golden-age Fratton Park and legendary awaydays. Glories in stories of one-off Pompey characters. Showcases the very stuff of McCann/Marinello/Merson Mania: we’re talking the coolest kits and long-lost football cards, childhood games, programmes and petrol freebies. And much more…
Foreword by former Pompey chairman Iain McInnes.
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CAN WE NOT KNOCK IT? is a nostalgia-fuelled tribute to a footballing era that refuses to be forgotten.
Written by Sid Lambert and Chris Scull, it’s your ultimate guide to the most groundbreaking and downright insane period of football history. 1 January 1990 – 31 December 1999.
Football in the 1990s was brilliant and bonkers in equal measure. And if you want to read anecdotes about all those goals that Alan Shearer scored, how good Zinedine Zidane was, or pontifications on David Beckham’s halfway line heroics, then THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE RETROSPECTIVE FOR YOU.
Sid Lambert and Chris Scull celebrate the niche and the nonsense of this defining decade. Gary Lineker doing a poo in his shorts during a World Cup game; the unforgiveable length of David Seaman’s ponytail; Jack Charlton falling asleep in front of the Pope – these are mere footnotes in most modern histories, but within these pages they are cornerstones of 90s football culture. And where else can you find chapters devoted to Sensible Soccer, Subbuteo, ClubCall, and the joy of Ceefax?
Features a foreword by Michael Marden, ‘Quickly Kevin’ Director of Podcast.
Chris Scull and Sid Lambert have joined forces to create the ultimate celebration of ’90s football. Chris is the co-host and co-creator of the smash hit 90s football podcast Quickly Kevin, will he score? which was selected as one of The Observer’s podcasts of the year in 2017 and won bronze at the 2018 British Podcast Awards. Sid Lambert is a viral sensation, running his hugely popular nostalgic football Twitter account It’s A Funny Old Game. His work on the good, the great and the utterly appalling of ’90s football has featured in Planet Football, Mundial, and the West Ham United matchday programmes.
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Plus!!! Includes limited-edition must-have ‘If’ print for your toilet wall…
Spanning the 1920s to the 2020s, this evocative collection of matchworn Manchester City shirts opens a unique window on to the club’s history that will resonate with every fan. Every page is packed with a wealth of supporting memorabilia – programmes, tickets, football cards, adverts… even authentic mud on some of the shirtsleeves.
Buy now and you’ll get a free set of four collectable, limited-edition City Shirts postcards – only when you order direct from Conker.
101 MANCHESTER CITY MATCHWORN SHIRTS brings the memories flooding back from City’s rollercoaster past as Mark McCarthy explores the story behind every shirt. Recall the players who pulled on these iconic blue shirts and a dazzling array of second colours. The unforgettable matches at Maine Road, the Etihad, Wembley – and away in the Football League Second Division. Every different style, every sponsor and shade of blue brings to mind an era, a manager, an association with seasons in the sun or endless hopeful optimism.
Plucked from the world’s greatest matchworn City collection, here is Colin Bell’s shirt from the 1967/68 title winning season. The shirt worn by Paul Simpson when City clinched promotion on the last day of the 1984/85 season. A shiny one-off worn when City debuted the new Maine Road floodlights in 1953. Shaun Goater’s 1999 Wembley Play-off stripes. Phil Foden starring in the Champions’ League. David Silva. Joe Corrigan. David White… and 93 more.
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Flat Caps & Tangerine Scarves is author Roy Calley’s long-awaited follow-up to his updated classic, Blackpool: The Complete Record. This brilliantly original, fully illustrated biography of the club is available now via the Conker Shop and all bookshops.
Comes with a free limited-edition Blackpool postcard – only when you buy from Conker Editions!
Hampson, Matthews, Mortensen, Suddick, Green, Armfield, Ellis and Adam. Smith, Stokoe, Ayre, Grayson and Holloway. Atomic Boys, hooligans, boycotts and homecoming. 1953 and 2010. ‘The best trip’. Blackpool Football Club.
Every fan knows that supporting this club is the much-used cliché ‘rollercoaster ride’. Every success is followed by failure, every moment of hope followed by despair and every dream becomes a nightmare. It’s what being a Blackpool fan is all about. Blackpool supporters are not that different from any others, and the club is not that different either, but there’s something in the fabric of its identity that says that nothing will ever come easily.
Flat Caps & Tangerine Scarves isn’t a history. It’s a biography. A manic dash around the seasons like a stream of consciousness. Getting into the minds of the players, the managers and the supporters of the club that defies normality and embraces controversy and crisis. Quotes, interviews, opinions and unusual stories. Like the Golden Mile, it’s brash and unexpected. Read, recall, argue and agree, but identify as a fan… because We Are Blackpool.
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The ultimate goalie gift or DIY keeper treat. Shotstoppers need Glove Story 2 by Rob Stokes, Derek Hammond & Gary Silke.
Order now for the regular RRP of £14 and you’ll also receive a limited-edition set of three iconic keeper postcards by GS2 illustrator Doug Nash – one of them personally signed by Phil Parkes, Bob Wilson or Pat Jennings – and a collectable keyring, too!
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For just £18.99, you’ll also receive three GK icon postcards (one signed!) and your free limited-edition keyring…
Are you, or have you ever been, a goalkeeper? Do you dream of owning the biggest pair of oversize latex gloves in your school, club or local pub? Does the sight of a bulging goal net make you feel distinctly woozy? If so, this may be another football book for you.
Three seasons on since Glove Story made its acclaimed debut, the same crack team of collectors and nostalgics are ready for a big-league comeback. In a lavishly enlarged second edition, Glove Story 2 delves deep into Rob Stokes’ amazing collection of goalkeeping memorabilia – not just hundreds of pairs of rare vintage gloves but also equipment catalogues, games, glovebags, videos and even special football boots for goalies.
This catch-all compendium of keeper culture features shared memories galore, all suffused with GK lore. Like The Godfather 2 and Toy Story 2, Glove Story 2 is a sequel that expands on the original with yet more larger-than-life characters and terrific stories – including the highlights of conversations with over 30 goalkeeping stars. With a foreword by Arsenal & TV sport legend Bob Wilson.
Read Glove Story 2 and you will discover:
• Hundreds of images of rare and vintage goalkeeper memorabilia never before seen in print
• Top keepers’ choices of their greatest inspirations and influences
• Kid gloves – your own snaps of junior shotstoppers at work, and meeting their goalkeeper heroes
• All the great brands – and many more that fell by the wayside
• Plus keeper tips, programmes, stamps, TV keepers, the American Invasion, coaching evolution, goaliemobiles, and adverts with rubbish puns…
Click here to read a selection of the critical praise for Glove Story.