Glove Story 2 – Another Book for Every Goalkeeper, Past and Present


Another Book for Every Goalkeeper, Past and Present
By Rob Stokes, Derek Hammond & Gary Silke
Paperback: 180 pages     Publication Date: 26 October 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1999900861     ISBN-10 : 1999900863    
Size: 148 x 210mm     RRP: £14.00

Comes complete with a limited-edition set of three iconic keeper postcards designed by GS2 illustrator Doug Nash – but only when your order from Conker!

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.

About the authors Rob Stokes played in goal for Southern League Waterlooville FC from 1989 to 1998, making 334 appearances and scoring 2 goals (both penalties!). Rob is a passionate collector of goalkeeping memorabilia, with pairs of vintage gloves stretching back to the early 70s. He has a loyal following on Instagram and Twitter. Derek Hammond and Gary Silke are the authors of Got, Not Got, runner-up in the BSBA Football Book of the Year 2012, and the following series of books on football memories and memorabilia.


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