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Shooting Stars: The Brief and Glorious History of Blackburn Olym

Shooting Stars: The Brief and Glorious History of Blackburn Olym

Ref No: 9781899468836

Details: Author: Graham Phythian

Type: Books


Price: £12.00

Blackburn Olympic were the first Northern club to win the FA Cup. They were also the first working-mans club to break the monopoly of wins by the amateur old boys clubs from the London area. Benefiting from extensive and up-to-date research, as well as input from descendants of the 1883 Cup Finalists, this book is a detailed and readable factual account of the ground-breaking, if short-lived, club. It helps you discover: the founding of the club in a back-street Blackburn coffee shop; the battle for supremacy in the town and beyond; the two giant-killing FA Cup runs; and, the increasingly fierce (and occasionally sinister) struggle for survival with arch-rivals Rovers. There are over 60 illustrations, many of which have never before been published. They included pictures of players, medals, trophies and a rare match programme from the 1880's. Every result and date of games played is detailed in an appendix. The author describes how football developed in the Blackburn area and includes a map showing where each club played.


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