This is a unique look at the history behind the names of the most famous football teams in Britain and will appeal to all football fans and anyone interested in the history and origins of football clubs.- Why is it, for example, that Stockport County is so named when there was never a Stockportshire?- And why Leeds United or Huddersfield Town? Some clubs have a perfectly straightforward ancestry; others are more complex. Moreover, how is it that clubs have come by their often peculiar nicknames? Arsenal as 'the Gunners' is fairly obvious given the club's background as a team originally based in Woolwich Arsenal, and Crewe as 'the Railwaymen' also is also pretty obvious, but others are more obscure. Why is it, for example, that Everton are known as 'the Toffees' and Peterborough as 'Posh'? This book presents football club names and origins thematically, dividing the subject in two. The first half of the book will examine the origins of the clubs and will be sub-divided into sections, with an introduction followed by an alphabetical listing of each club with a brief history as to its origins. The second section will cover club nicknames. Again, there is an introduction to each club before dealing with the various types of nickname. The book also highlights historic nicknames, many of which are now lost, as well as those in contemporary use, for example, Sunderland were the Rokerites but are now the Black Cats.
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Descrizione libro Ian Allan Publishing, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110711032718
Descrizione libro Ian Allan Publishing, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0711032718