Thank God for Football!: The Illustrated Companion: 1 Paperback – 1 Jul 2006
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''This book sets the record straight. Drawing on original materials from a variety of sources Peter Lupson has been able to bring these pioneers to life and to transport us back to the time in which they lived. Their remarkable contribution to our great national game is at last given the recognition it deserves. We have good reason to thank God for them.'' --John Motson
"Imagine a soccer game like this: No referees, no free kicks, no penalty kicks. No wonder players gathered for a quick prayer before kickoff. I would never have known that without reading a fascinating book called Thank God for Football and hearing from the author Peter Lupson all about his 11-year odyssey through the history of many of England's original professional clubs." (Richard Starnes Ottawa Citizen)
"Peter's book makes a fascinating reading, as much as a social commentary of the times as a history of football. I was glad to be in Soho Square on stinking hot night to celebrate its publication and commend "Thank God for Football" to you as a good read." (Ian L. Johnson Southampton Daily Echo)
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The photographs are also first rate and add to the attraction of a very good book.
Religious or not, you will find out facts about your team that not even your official history was aware of.
Whats more, this book has led to some amazing events in the football world.
Swindon Town are changing their official badge after the research done for this book revealed that Swindon had the year they were formed wrong.
Tottenham Hotspurs founder is getting a proper gravestone now, after this book revealed he was buried un an unmarked paupers grave in Dover.
The research that must have gone into this book is incredible, and the new angle of going into the history via the founding churches has revealed new information that not even the clubs themselves knew.
If You dont Know Your Clubs History.................its a sin in my eyes.