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A History Of Barnet F.C. – Part Four - 1965-1991

Part Four of ‘A History Of Barnet F.C.’ is the story of the semi-professional years as the Bees progressed from elite amateur side to seasoned Southern Leaguers and finally founder members of the Alliance Premier League. 
 
From an explosive 10-1 victory in their first game as semi-professionals to the club’s first ever relegation in 1975, it was a colourful time.   Exciting F.A. Cup runs and all-time greats such as England legend Jimmy Greaves, Les Eason and Nicky ’God’ Evans helped it become one of the most nostalgic era in the club’s history.
 
Near financial disaster led to Stan Flashman becoming chairman and culminated with promotion to the Football League under Barry Fry’s flamboyant stewardship as the team scored goals for fun and were regarded as one of the most entertaining teams in the country.

The Book includes:
  • 235 Pages
  • 50+ Photographs
  • Full statistics of results and appearances
  • Profiles of over 50 players
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A History Of Barnet F.C. – Part Three – 1939-1965
 
Part Three of Barnet’s history is the story of how the club survived World War Two and emerged as the top amateur club in the immediate aftermath.  The Bees were instrumental in keeping football alive in war time London and played a key role in the founding of the Herts & Middlesex League, not to mention the role the players had in serving their country in which Dennis Kelleher’s daring escape from a prisoner of war camp was a shining example.
 
The post war glory years saw the club collect every major honour open to them in amateur football, but this could not be maintained as Barnet failed to adjust to the sharp rise of shamateurism in the 1950’s.   Eventually the club bowed to the inevitable and rewarded their players which saw a dramatic reversal of fortunes at the end of the decade right up until 1965 when the club made the honourable decision to legitimately turn semi-professional and join the Southern League.

The Book includes:

  • 205 Pages
  • 40+ Photographs
  • Full Statistics of results and appearances
  • Profiles of over 50 players


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A History Of Barnet FC - Part Two (1912-1939)

The second instalment of Barnet F.C.’s history deals with the period from the amalgamation in 1912 until World War Two.

It’s a period where the club continues to rise through amateur football and firmly establish itself in the Athenian League; sowing the seeds of the post war glory days.

Goal scoring legends such as George Sparrow and Arthur Morris, lead the way before the discovery of all-time greats Lester Finch and later Dennis Kelleher as Barnet collect numerous trophies and push hard for the holy grail – the F.A. Amateur Cup.

Barnet F.C. Part Two includes:
  • Full (known) statistics 1912-1939

  • Photographs and Cartoons

  • First-hand accounts of significant events

  • Profiles Of Over 50 Players
  • 200 pages
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A History Of Barnet FC - Part One (1882 - 1912)

This is the story of how the present day Barnet F.C. came into existence in 1912.  Incorporating Woodville, New Barnet, Barnet, Barnet Avenue and Barnet Alston it explores the club’s evolution from junior football to the pinnacle of London amateur football (twice!).  

It details the scandal surrounding the demise of the original club, not to mention Barnet Avenue inflicting the final death nail in the Barnet F.C coffin;  Avenue’s defection to A.F.A. football and the rise of Alston Works F.C.  

Each season is reviewed telling the story, the transfers, the locations and the personalities who shaped the club from its formative years until the merger.  

A complete statistics section is included of all known matches including team line-ups, appearances and league tables for all three strands of the Barnet F.C. family tree 1882-1912.

  • Full (known) statistics 
  • 1882-1912
 Photo’s
  • 
 First-hand accounts of significant events
 
  • 200 pages
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A Casual Affair  
A History of the Casuals Football Club
 

The Casuals Football Club, founded in 1883 by Old Boys of the Charterhouse and Eton public schools was one of the pioneers of competitive amateur football in Britain. Finalists in the first F.A. Amateur Cup competition in 1894 and winners of the trophy in 1936, it was a founder member of the Isthmian League in 1905 and the Southern Amateur League in 1907. The club made some of the earliest tours abroad to promote the game and in 1936 one of its players became the last amateur to be awarded a full England international cap.

Famously committed to the amateur ideal and the principle of good sportsmanship the Casuals had much in common with the legendary Corinthians and in 1939 an existing working relationship between the two clubs developed into a full merger which produced the Corinthian-Casuals.

This book, the first published history of the Casuals, gives all the known results of matches played by the team together with relevant league tables and lists of appearances. There are also evocative contemporary accounts of key games and many fascinating illustrations in what is a long overdue tribute to a distinguished club, one that will be welcomed by all football enthusiasts. 

Interesting facts about the Casuals F.C.
Casuals 
  • touring successes include victory over Benfica, and draws against Atletico Bilbao and Sporting Lisbon
  • Casuals entered the F.A. Cup in the 1930’s during a dispute with the Corinthian F.C.
  • Casuals reached the last 32 of the F.A. Cup on three occassions
A Casuals Affair includes:
  • The myths about the Casuals uncovered

  • Approximately 300 pages with over 60 illustrations

  • Full narrative detailing the clubs history 1883-1939

  • Full Statistics of over 3000 matches

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Around The World In 95 Games
The amazing story of Islington Corinthians 1937-38 World Tour

A season-long round the world tour through Europe, India, China, Japan and the United States with 95 football matches along the way surely every footballer’s ultimate fantasy? And yet this extraordinary journey was actually undertaken, not by one of today’s super teams but more than seventy years ago by a party of British amateur footballers espousing Corinthian ideals.

Here for the first time is a full account of that astonishing enterprise, an event of real significance in the history of the sport which only now receives the recognition it deserves. Drawing on the reminiscences of members of the touring party and on contemporary press reports, this book invites a thorough re-evaluation of what was undoubtedly the greatest of the so-called ‘missionary’ tours.

But this is far more than a bare record of teams, dates and scores. The text and illustrations together form a snapshot of a different world, one which was about to be engulfed in war and disappear for ever. The players’ observations, sometimes startlingly candid, are very much of their time and provide an evocative and frequently amusing commentary on the progress of this unique odyssey.

Interesting facts about the Islington Corinthians
  • The Islington Corinthians’ are the only football team to be attacked by the British Army in the Khyber Pass. 
  • The Islington Corinthians’ are the only football team to be taken on an Opium Den raid by the Hong Kong Police. 
  • The Islington Corinthians’ are the only football team to be arrested for curfew violation in Japanese occupied Shanghai in 1938.
  • The Islington Corinthians’ were entertained in Hollywood by the most famous movie stars of the 1930’s including David Niven, Victor McLagen and Hedy Lamarr.  
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Play Up Corinth
A history of Corinthian Football Club

The Corinthian Football Club, is probably the most famous amateur club in the world.  The club has the distinction of holding Manchester United’s record defeat, being the reason that Real Madrid play in white and the inspiration behind the formation of Corinthians Paulista, Brazil’s biggest club.

Through their sportsmanlike conduct and impressive results on the field, Corinthian became a house hold name and crowds flocked to see them in their epic F.A. Cup battles with Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Brighton and Millwall to name just a few. Corinth, took football around the globe and played great sides such as Sparta Prague, Grasshoppers, Fluminense (Rio) and Real Sociedad, not to mention undertaking several mammoth tours to South Africa and the United States.

This is the first history written about the Corinthian F.C. since 1932 when the legendary player F.N.S. Creek compiled his 50th Anniversary version and this brings the club’s history up to date, with new information and long forgotten stories, uncovered from in depth research.  

Did you know?
  • Corinthian F.C. seriously considered entering the Football League
  • The father of Brazilian football once played for the club 
  • The club almost became know as ‘The Wednesday’ 
  • Corinthian once beat the Belgium national team 12-0 
  • Crystal Palace and the Football League once forced Corinthian to call a game off, because they thought it would affect the attendance!  
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The Wanderers Football Club

The Wanderers Football Club, ‘The Celebrated Wanderers’, was the first of that elite group of clubs including Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Huddersfield Town, Arsenal and Manchester United, whose names so dominate successive eras of English football. Five times winners of the F.A. Cup, home at some stage of their careers to more than forty English International players and source of legendary administrators such as C.W. Alcock and Lord Kinnaird, the Wanderers are the very epitome of the early, heroic, age of the Association game.

It is surprising, therefore, that until now no comprehensive history of this renowned club has been available to the football enthusiast. ‘The Wanderers F.C.’ remedies that emission, beginning with a survey of the High Victorian milieu in which the Wanderers and its predecessor the Forest club had their origins. It provides for the first time a season by season narrative of the team’s matches based on contemporary accounts, together with a full statistical record of every game played by the club between its formation in 1859 and its disappearance some twenty five years later.

There are also brief biographies of fifty of the most prominent players with notes on others of interest who appeared for the club, among whom are a famous cricketing ‘Doctor’, the founder of West Ham United F.C., the father of an eminent Field Marshal, and the first American to play in an F.A. Cup Final.

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