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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.
Full of interviews, anecdotes, long-awaited details and irresistible ’70s/’80s vibes, GET SHIRTY is this year’s must-have for every collector and admirer of vintage football kits. A long-awaited labour of love from the director of the brilliant ITV documentary, this lavish production features 250 images of rare kits, unseen behind-the-scenes photos, cult collectables and period catalogues.
Be the first kid in your street to own a copy! Available now from Conker, for the regular RRP of £16 – plus free limited-edition Admiral print.
Back in the 1970s, a small Midlands underwear firm changed football forever when they won the contract as England’s kit supplier. Admiral Sportswear’s bold designs and branding were controversial at the time, but helped pioneer today’s multi-billion-pound sportswear industry. It was Admiral that invented the replica football strip and revolutionised the worlds of football finance and street fashion alike – before their colourful empire finally came crashing down around them.
A long-awaited labour of love from Andy Wells, director of the brilliant ITV documentary, GET SHIRTY is the definitive, lavishly illustrated account of the untold Admiral story.
Drawing on hours of previously unheard interviews and years of research, it reveals the true stories behind Coventry City’s infamous chocolate-brown strip and England’s disastrous kit fiasco at the 1982 World Cup finals. Read about Admiral’s Wales international shirt bonfire, Manchester United’s laundry scandal – and the deals that got away, including the prototype Liverpool kit that saw Bill Shankly clash with directors at Liverpool.
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BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES is a stunning showcase of the world’s greatest collection of matchworn Newcastle United shirts. It tells the story of one man’s lifelong labour of love as a Magpies supporter and collector – and also works brilliantly, both visually and emotionally, as an informal fans’ history of the club spanning the late 1950s to date.
Be the first kid on your street to own a copy of the ultimate NUFC shirts book. Order from Conker and you’ll get a free set of four limited-edition Classic NUFC Shirts postcards, too!
Every Newcastle United fan will be transported back in time by the historic matchworn shirts featured, each of which recalls a season, a past hero, big-match thrills and heartaches. Through the power of the shirts they wore, BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES puts you in touch with memories of Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer, Gary Speed and Jonjo Shelvey.
Here is the shirt worn by hat-trick hero David Kelly in the 7-1 thrashing of Leicester in 1993, when the lads were presented with the First Division trophy. The Aertex number nine jersey prepared for the Japan Cup in 1983, but never used. Paul Gascoigne’s well-worn away shirt from the 1987/88 season. And many more…
Foreword by Newcastle United legend David Kelly.
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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.
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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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