This reference work aims to provide sports enthusiasts, journalists, librarians, students and scholars with an authorative source of information on a comprehensive range of subjects covering the history and organization of football in Britain. Over 200 entries focus on key organisations or individuals, famous clubs, major competitions, events, venues and incidents, institutions and organisations as well as key issues such as gender, racism, commercialization, professionalism and drugs, alcohol and football. Additionally entries on football as reflected in drama, film, literature, paintings and other arts are also included. The aim has been to provide a reasonably comprehensive overview of British football, past and present. The Encyclopedia of British Football has been written by a team of over 50 experts in the field of sport from administrators and managers through fans, armchair enthusiasts, journalists and PE teachers to academic researchers and sports scientists.1971; and West Ham United v Chelsea, 2001 role for them to thti comext. ... By 2000, most Foothall League and Scottish League programmes ran to hetween 30 and 40 pages and cost usually ahout Ap2. ... Collecting programmes does not seem to have heen a common hohhy among fans until the mid 1960s - this might also have influenced the improvement ... Although most programmes are read and forgotten extremely quickly, they are an important part of the match-day experience.
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of British Football|
|Author||:||Richard William Cox, Dave Russell, Wray Vamplew|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2002|