Chelsea Football Club

Author: Rick Glanvill
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited
ISBN: 0755314689
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In this pictorial history, Rick Glanvill brings the story to life using rare images from the club's archives as well as the words of true Blues as they remember key events and legendary faces from the past 100 years.

Chelsea FC

Author: Rick Glanvill
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited
ISBN: 0755314662
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation

CHELSEA FC: THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY goes to the heart of what gives the club its personality. The author has access to all the key characters, including Mourinho, Abramovich and the star players, plus legendary names of the past. He addresses all the controversies, including: the near suffocation through lack of cash in the 1970s and in 2002; the impact of Abramovich's money; the club and fans' response to racism; how the hooliganism which dogged Chelsea for years has been tackled. On the lighter side, Chelsea is regarded as the country's glamour club, and fashions, good and dreadful, will feature alongside celebrity fans and the worlds of art and music. And then there is the football at the core of it all, creating moments of huge tension and excitement.

Over Land and Sea

Author: Alexandra Churchill
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780750965422
Release Date: 2015-07-06
Genre: History

Chelsea Football Club had only been in existence for nine years when war was declared in 1914, but it already formed a vibrant new part of the community. At home they participated in their first FA Cup Final (dubbed the "Khaki FA Cup Final") in 1915, held recruitment drives at matches, debated over whether the league should continue in a time of war, and proudly published letters sent back to the club from the front. At the onset, 50 soccer balls were sent to fans who were regulars in the forces, or men who had scrambled to enlist. More fans followed them and tried to form companies of Chelsea fans in their battalions. Players joined up and left, most of them for the Footballers Battalion. Exchanging one game for another, they put aside their club differences and fought side by side with men from rival teams.

Chelsea The Complete Record

Author: Rick Glanvill
Publisher: Decoubertin Books
ISBN: 1909245267
Release Date: 2015-08-27

Chelsea: The Complete Record is the definitive account of one of the world's most popular and powerful clubs, recounting every conceivable detail of its 110 year-long history. Encompassing five league titles, seven FA Cups and five European trophies, Chelsea are one of the most successful clubs in English football's modern history. Chelsea official historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton have spent years trawling through the archives to uncover every conceivable fact and figure about the club. In this monumental work they have painstakingly provided details of every game, line up, goalscorer, attendance and result, as well as a plethora of other facts and figures. Weighing in at 550 pages and with full appendixes detailing the careers of the hundreds of players to have turned out for the club as well as a season by season narrative account of Chelsea's history, this is the must-read book for every fan of one of European football's modern powerhouses.

32 Programmes

Author: Dave Roberts
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409045182
Release Date: 2011-08-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Dave Roberts relocates to the USA, his wife informs him that they can only take what is 'absolutely essential'. Packing his collection of football programmes (1,134 of them - football fans are sticklers for statistics), Dave is aghast to be informed that the programmes do not fall into that category. He must whittle down his treasured archive to only what will fit inside a Tupperware container the size of a Dan Brown hardback. 32 Programmes tells the story of how Dave made the selection of his most important programmes, and how the process brought back a flood of nostalgia for simpler times. As the sights, sounds and smells of those 1,134 football matches return, the choices Dave makes reflect the twists and turns that life takes. Finally, with just hours to go before the flight, the container is full to the brim. One more programme will be added to the collection - one that Dave never thought he would see and which means more to him than any other. 32 Programmes is the story of youthful football obsession, crushes on disinterested girls, rubbish jobs and trying to impress skinheads. But most of all, it is the story of a man's life and loves, of family, friends and football.

Chelsea FC

Author: Sport Media
ISBN: 1908695358
Release Date: 2012-10-01

KINGS OF EUROPE is a unique celebration of the greatest achievement in the history of Chelsea Football Club.

The Official Chelsea FC Annual 2019

Author: David Antill
ISBN: 1912595044
Release Date: 2018-10

The Official Chelsea FC Annual 2019 is your ultimate guide to the blues. Inside you can read about all our players, including the new faces who joined the squad in the summer. We also look back on our Premier League highs, along with successes at Academy level and for Chelsea Ladies. With plenty of fun and games, quizzes, puzzles and an exclusive competition and loads of fantastic pictures, you'll find out everything you need to know about the best club in the world. IMAGE OF 2018 ANNUAL FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES

Chelsea on This Day

Author: Mike Donovan
Publisher: Pitch Pub
ISBN: 1909178500
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The most memorable moments from the club's distinguished past, together with quirky anecdotes and legendary characters, produce an irresistibly dippable Blues diary with an entry for every day of the year From the club's foundation in 1905, all thanks to an Aberdeen terrier, to their emergence as one of the Premier League's greatest successes, Chelsea's rollercoaster history takes in a period with star players but no opposition, colorful managers, celebrity fans, and the club's sale for £1—all crowned by victory in the UEFA Champions League. Pivotal historic events such as the club's first European win, Roman Abromovich's arrival, and seven victorious FA Cup finals form a backdrop against which Stamford Bridge heroes—Roy Bentley, Dennis Wise, Ruud Gullit, Peter Osgood, John Terry, and Willie Foulke—all loom larger than life.

The Lost World of Chelsea

Author: Derek Hammond
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 1909626600
Release Date: 2015-04-15

This bookis an Aladdin's cave of memories and memorabilia, guaranteed to whisk you back to Stamford Bridge's fondly remembered "Golden Age" of mud, mavericks, and magic. Here's Osgood, Hudson, and Nevin on stickers and in comics, Blues Subbuteo and petrol freebies, league ladders, big-match programs, and tickets, and much more."

Accrington Stanley

Author: Phil Whalley
Publisher: SportsBooks Ltd
ISBN: 1899807470
Release Date: 2006-07

When Accrington Stanley went out of the Football League in 1962 it had a seismic effect on English football. Unlike now, when there is promotion and relegation between league and non-league football, teams only resigned from the League as a last resort and Stanley’s demise, basically because they could not afford to pay their gas bill, was a huge story.After being resurrected in 1968, Accrington Stanley stumbled around the lower leagues in Lancashire until the early 1990s when the astonishing climb back to the League began.In the 2005-06 season Stanley stormed to the top of the Conference, stayed there all season and at last the supporters’ dreams came true.Writer, and long-time supporter, Phil Whalley, author of Accrington Stanley Football Club, has talked to the club’s charismatic chairman, his namesake Eric Whalley, and the club’s long-serving manager John Coleman plus supporters and club employees who were there in the bad old days.The result in an Accrington Stanley book that captures the reasons why fans support their local club and why passion and hard work can achieve the unlikeliest of dreams.If you buy one book on Accrington Stanley this is the one.

Diamonds Dynamos and Devils

Author: Tim Rolls
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154819297X
Release Date: 2017-08-31

Tommy Docherty managed Chelsea FC for six tumultuous years. Between 1961 and 1967 he got hired, relegated, promoted, lauded, let down, criticised, vilified, backed, victimised and fined. His departure was in keeping with much of his time at Chelsea - controversial and played out in newspaper headlines. Garrulous, volatile, unpredictable, impulsive, innovative, intensely competitive, highly talented and much-loved by Chelsea supporters, 'The Doc' won one trophy for The Blues and was close to winning plenty more. He transformed and modernised the club, built a highly-regarded young team from the ashes he inherited but over time he fell out with, and sold, key players. In the end, amid gathering controversy, his parting was probably inevitable. It can be argued that more happened to Chelsea in the six years of The Doc's reign than in any comparable period before or since and this book to cover every major incident and key personality. The famous victories. The numbing defeats. The players - Venables, Tambling, Bridges, Bonetti, Mortimore, Blunstone, Upton, Shellito, Murray, Harris, McCreadie, Graham, Hollins, Hinton, Boyle, Osgood, Cooke and more. The supporters. The heroes. The villains. The rows and the fall-outs. The controversies - Blackpool, Bermuda, the Roma riot and more. His relationships with chairmen, players, journalists and the football authorities. The stars he created, bought and sold. Diamonds, Dynamos and Devils utilises extensive newspaper and book research to examine all of these and more, and draws a series of conclusions about one of the most exciting periods in Chelsea history. It also includes an exclusive recent interview with The Doc, whose talent for expressing trenchant views remains undimmed. Docherty is still revered by many lifelong supporters who saw his teams play and Tim Rolls explains exactly why he is remembered with such affection, half a century after he left the club.

Youth Development in Football

Author: Mark Nesti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317484592
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The identification and development of talented young players has become a central concern of football clubs at all levels of the professional game, as well as for national and international governing bodies. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey and assessment of youth development programmes in football around the world, to highlight best practice, and to offer clear recommendations for improvement. The book draws on original, in-depth research at eight elite professional football clubs, including Barcelona, Ajax and Bayern Munich, as well as the French national football academy at Clairefontaine. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, including psychology, coaching and management studies, and covers every key topic from organisational structures, talent recruitment and performance analysis to player education and welfare. Written by two authors with extensive experience in English professional football, including five Premiership clubs, this book is important reading for any student, researcher, coach, administrator or academy director with an interest in football, youth sport, sports development, sports coaching or sport management.

Got Not Got

Author: Derek Hammond
Publisher: Pitch Pub
ISBN: 1908051140
Release Date: 2011-10-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Got, Not Got focuses on British football's apparent lost utopia of the 1960s, 70s and 80s—the golden age of mudbaths and cloggers, of miniature, carpet–level games and imaginary, comic–fuelled worlds. But this big, beautiful, nostalgia book is far more than grumpy old men on a football theme, building into a passionate fan's blueprint to help restore the game to its former glories!