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The Fan's Century

A Photographic History of British Fan Culture

Edited by Dan Jackson
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Published: 25th Nov 1999
Dimensions: w 268mm h 255mm
ISBN-10: 1840182547
ISBN-13: 9781840182545
Barcode No: 9781840182545
At the end of the 19th century, professional football was still in its infancy. It was only thanks to the increasing number of fans flocking through the turnstiles that football gained the impetus to grow into Britain's national game and to then spread throughout the world. Yet the fans themselves have rarely been acknowledged in the game's history. In this book the camera is turned from the field of play to the stands and terraces to capture the spirit of the crowd throughout the past 100 years. From the massed ranks of flat-capped workers packed into makeshift terraces, through the dark days of hooliganism to the replica shirts and all-seater stadiums of the '90s, it captures the everchanging trends in supporters' behaviour. With 300 images and contributions from respected writers who are fans themselves, this is a record of one of the 20th century's enduring experiences - going to the football.

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