Thursday, 20 November 2014

Videoblog 6: The Encyclopedia of World Football (Marshall Cavendish, 1980)

Way back in July 2013 when we recorded our podcast on Football Books, Rich asked Chris whether there were any books he loved enough to warrant him running back into a burning house to rescue from its raging inferno. Chris answered that one particular title would be worthy of that life-threatening course of action, namely the Encyclopedia of World Football.

Sixteen months on, Chris finally tells you all why he loved the book so much in Videoblog 6 (see below). For fans of football kits, badges and general miscellanea, this is a great old book that's well worth hunting down on eBay and other online auction sites.


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  1. Had this book too and loved it just as much.

    The front photo is actually Maradona (with unusual shot hair) being tackled by John Wark, not Passarella.

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    1. I stand corrected! Thanks for providing the correct details... :)

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  3. This video made my get a copy from a well known auction site for a fiver,it's a brill book.I then realised I had the companion to this the Encyclopedia of British football by the same publishers.This is a gem of a book too,you can pick it up cheap,the common one has Ian Wallace and Peter Shelton on the cover,mine is a 1983 edition with Alan Kennedy and Gary mabbut on the cover.
    Thanks again for bringing this book to my attention,great site this.

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    1. Many thanks for your kind words, Rich, and thanks also for bringing the British companion book to our attention!

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