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Via newspaper clippings, you can relive the history of Portsmouth FC.
Personalise with any Name and Message
Handbound hardback covers
A3 and A4 editions with colour pages available from 2006 onwards
Option to present in a luxurious gift box for long-term protection
Incredible newspaper coverage from 1920 to the present day
Play up Pompey! Relive the history of Portsmouth football club through newspaper headlines of the time in this personalised Portsmouth book. With coverage beginning in 1920, the year they joined the Football League, this magnificent piece of Portsmouth memorabilia guides you through over a century of key moments from Fratton Park and beyond, right up until the present day.
Portsmouth’s first piece of silverware came in 1939, as they captured the last F.A. Cup contested before World War II with a 4-1 win over Wolves. Their greatest ever success would come just after the war and under Bob Jackson, winning back to back league titles in 1949 and 1950, to this day a feat managed by only four other post-war teams. It would be a long wait until Pompey’s next major trophy, 58 years in fact, with the drought eventually ended in 2008 as Harry Redknapp’s flamboyant side captured the F.A. Cup against Cardiff City. Redknapp would also guide the team to their first top-half finish in the top flight since 1955, and then repeat the feat the following year.
Our books are available in a variety of covers and personalisation, depending on the edition you select. Each book features the recipient’s name and a message printed on a certificate on the opening title page. A gift box is also available for long-term protection.
Football Book Cover Options
Along with the black and white reprinted reports, all editions include colour pages, where available from 2006 onwards:
A4 Cover in Brown Hardback – Any name can be embossed on the cover for £5.
A3 Cover in Brown Leatherette – Any name can be embossed on the cover for £5.
A3 Cover in Black Luxury Leather – Any name is embossed on the cover for FREE.
Our Personalised Football Books are unofficial products and are in no way affiliated with any football club unless specifically stated.
When entering your personalisation, please note that accents, emojis and other symbols can’t be used as our system doesn’t support these. Make sure to double check your spelling!
In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.
We’re an open book when it comes to feedback! So let us know how your experience was? From finding the book you were looking for to making it personal, every little detail is important, so we can learn and perfect your shopping experience for the next time you return!
Karen25 Feb 2021
Very good, unusual item. I bought it for my friend who loved it. The football history of course is the main focus but the changing fashion, haircuts and the historical context seen through other ads in the book.
Kay Lawson22 Feb 2021
Very easy to follow and choose what I wanted. Will definitely give this as a present again
Carey Wiggins1 Jan 2020
Great present for my husband
Chris1 Jan 2020
Excellent quality, great service. Will be buying from them again. There was a Christmas delay in printing so they upgraded the delivery service for free. Can't ask for more.
Mrs Wilby28 Dec 2019
Fab and unusual present for a Portsmouth fanatic. He loved it.
Customer service very polite and helpful, willing to solve the issue with a coupon for discounts which would not apply.
Solution was to offer me a refund for the correspondent discount, which I agreed.
Thank you, Rachel
- Oana Iorga
Catherine26 Aug 2021
Excellent book great for the money x…
Excellent book great for the money x very good gift x
Laura Cornwell26 Aug 2021
Best books ever
Best books ever! I’ve ordered 4 now and love them all. Fabulous!
Pauline Wilson26 Aug 2021
Good quality products
The products and the service are excellent but the package used for posting is not good.
I ordered a book and it came with two corners damaged, it was replaced but the second book arrive with one corner damaged. I have managed to make the corner better. I suggest they put extra protection on the corners. I would order again as the products are good
J M Turner26 Aug 2021
Another beautifully presented book with…
Another beautifully presented book with original illustrations. Exactly what I wanted for my granddaughter.
Mrs White26 Aug 2021
Delighted with this gift from my…
Delighted with this gift from my Grandma loved the whole set up and especially the nursery rhymes .Cannot say how impressed I was by your speedy and efficient delivery