BALL24: Football's Twelve Apostles

the Making of the League 1886-1889

  1. Format: Book
  2. Published: 2006
  3. Author: Taw, Thomas
  4. Publisher: Desert Island Books
  5. ISBN: 9781905328574
  6. Catalogue Code: BALL24
  7. Quantity: 1
  8. Price: £0.00
In 1888, twelve clubs formed the Football League, a ground-breaking mission for which they were called Apostles. Afterwards the world followed. Football in the 1880s was wildly exciting and teeming with personalities. Beneath the Victorian veneer, its participants fought furiously with each other: players, club officers, spectators, match officials, advocates of the Football Association. It was a battle for the soul of the game. Supporters of these twelve clubs, especialy the Invincibles -Preston North End - and Everton, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Wolves will relish how their League matches in 1888-89 are brought to life. Lovers of football will enjoy this fresh look at an old story, challenging received wisdom and disentangling the myths.

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