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This review is from: The Official Everton Matchday Programme Book (Hardcover)
This is a new way of enjoying football nostalgia. Instead of ghost-written "auto"biographies or collections of newspaper reports, this book looks at the history of a football club through its official mouthpiece and team list - the once humble football programme. This is often now called the "official matchday magazine" and hopefully other clubs will have similar books published.
This book basically comprises of covers and articles and photos and statistics taken directly from the programmes over the years.
Having collected occasional copies of the Everton programme in the late 60's/early 70's when the programme began to contain photos and eventually colour and clubs began to employ public relations officers, this book is a fascinating sporting, social and historical collection. Some of the extracts selected seem rather weak and there appears to be a totally random choice of various statistical pages included but these are minor quibbles as this is a most enjoyable book of memories, past joys and even regrets.