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Burton Albion: The Complete History (HB)

Burton Albion: The Complete History (HB)

Ref No: 9781859838167

Details: Author: Rex Page

Type: Books

Price: £16.99

'Burton Albion: The Complete History' tells the story of the little club that evolved from humble beginnings to become one of the most progressive and successful outside of the Football League. This compelling title chronicles Albion's extraordinary journey from its modest birth in 1950 at a factory sports ground to its current state-of-art GBP 7.5 million stadium, purpose-built to take the club to new heights in the 21st century. Rex Page's first book, 'Wellington Street to Wembley', told the story of the club's first 40 years, and in this much-awaited sequel Page brings the story up to date. As well as charting the move from Eton Park to the palatial Pirelli Stadium, Page evocatively captures the intoxicating glories of the Nigel Clough era, during which Albion have enjoyed unprecedented success. In his capacity as sports editor of 'The Burton Mail', Rex Page has witnessed this exhilarating rise. Growing far beyond an unassuming Southern League club, Burton Albion is now on the brink of bringing League football back to the East Staffordshire town for the first time in over a century. No longer pitted against the likes of Parson Drove United, the club can now compete against world class sides, as evidenced in its match against Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford. High time, then, for a recap. Lavishly illustrated, the book focuses on momentous occasions in the history of the club: three appearances in the third round of the FA Cup, the 1987 FA Trophy Final at Wembley and Albion's rise to the Nationwide Conference. In addition to features on the players who have earned legendary status down the years, Page has devoted a special section to the Nigel Clough era. This definitive account, written by a true supporter, is an essential purchase for all Albion fans.

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