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"Everton Football Club's motto is NIL SATIS NISI OPTIMUM (nothing but the best is good enough) and they have undoubtedly lived up to it. From being founder members of the Football League, they rapidly made their name as one of the game's wealthiest clubs and have gone on to win the League Championship a remarkable nine times. As well as this, they have won the FA Cup on no fewer than five occasions and have been victorious in the European Cup Winners' Cup.No other English club has spent more seasons in the top flight than Everton and Goodison Park has been home to many of the most talented players football has to offer. These include men like Edgar Chadwick, Dixie Dean, Ted Sugar, Joe Mercer, Alex Young, Alan Ball, Andy Gray, Gary Linekar, Kevin Ratcliffe, Neville Southall, Duncan Ferguson and Wayne Rooney. Everton's fame extends far beyond Britain and they are universally recognised as being one of the most prestigious club's in Europe. THE GOODISON PARK ENCYCLOPEDIA is a clear and comprehensive book for all those fans of the club who think they know it all. Now fully revised and updated to include all the key players and statistics up until the end of Season 2003-04, this is a bo
This reference work aims to provide sports enthusiasts, journalists, librarians, students and scholars with an authorative source of information on a comprehensive range of subjects covering the history and organization of football in Britain. Over 250 entries focus on key organisations or individuals, famous clubs, major competitions, events, venues and incidents, institutions and organisations as well as key issues such as gender, racism, commercialization, professionalism and drugs, alcohol and football.
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An authoritative, one stop overview of the history of sports in Britain from the earliest times to the present. This remarkable volume should become the standard reference source for the history of British sport. It covers the sociology and psychology of sports, major events such as the cricket Test Matches and Wimbledon, key issues such as racism and drugs, and sport in drama, literature, and the media. * Contains over 300 entries covering individual sports, sporting controversies, issues and concepts, key individuals, famous clubs, competitions, events, and incidents * Comprehensive introduction * Detailed chronology * Bibliography and illustrations
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The second edition of this indispensable guide to British (not American) football contains over 7,000 entries arranged in fourteen chapters. With greatly increased coverage of football films and music, every facet of association football from 1863 to the present is covered. Knowledgeable essays, reviews, and annotations guide the reader through the wealth of UK literature. This is a significant addition to the literature of association football, and required reading for collectors and fans of the game.
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