Thursday, 4 October 2007


Pre-orders for the book CENTURY CITY are now being received at the discount price of £12.95 (RRP £14.95) inc P&P in UK (approx £5 in EU, £8 elsewhere). This offer will close on October 20th.
Also, if you would like your name included in the book, please order before October 9th (this offer has been extended due to the postal strike).
The book, by Dave Wallace (editor of KOTK), covers the 1957/58 season when City gained the (dubious) record in first class football of scoring over 100 goals and conceding 100.
Hard-backed with plenty of illustrations throughout, this is not just a record of matches but an end to end thriller capturing the spirit of football in an age when shorts were called 'knickers', boots were brown leather and footballs had laces which could split a forehead in two. There was little TV coverage, so match reports were often literary gems as writers sought graphic analogies to correctly describe the games and the players. Some of these gems are lovingly reproduced, along with the players' own memories and those of the fans. There are also quotes from the match programmes and orginal drawings of the grounds at the time, in the style of 'It's a Fix' in the KOTK fanzine, and individual portraits of the players. It was an extraordinary season, and this is an extraordinary book.
Due to be published in November and on sale in selected bookshops or from the KOTK address in time for Christmas.

Cheers, Sue

BTW - surely the Sven we have as manager is an imposter! Not what we expected after his stint as England manager. Long may he continue - the football is a joy. Maybe THIS will turn out to be an extaordinary season too!

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