Following the release of the first On This Football Day book last year, we’re pleased to announce our next literary effort – a day-by-day history of the England team.
Ever since the England team took to the field to face Scotland in the first ever international match in 1872 they have inspired a following like no other team.
Brazilian, Italian and German fans may be just as passionate but they all have a healthy diet of success to sustain their fervent support. Meanwhile, the English have just one solitary World Cup win in more than 130 years of history to point to, and most of us can’t even remember that.
England On This Day charts the highs, the lows and all the moments in-between in a day-by-day format. Whether it’s Bobby Moore lifting the Jules Rimet in 1966 or the latest penalty shootout heartache, all the moments that make supporting England such a fraught existence are included.
Also here are many of the oft forgotten, little known, or simply funny and unusual incidents, such as Jimmy Greaves playing pet rescue in Chile or John Barnes rapping his way to Italia ‘90.
From Walter Winterbottom and Len Shackleton through Sir Alf and Bobby Moore to Sven and Becks, it’s all here, a history of England, one day at a time.
England: On This Day is out now and you can order here:
Remember the time Eric Cantona went kung-fu fighting? Or when Kevin Keegan told us how much he would have loved it? Buried deep into our brains we all have our favourite footballing memories, from World Cup triumphs to relegation despair. Football On This Day brings together the wonder goals, the heroes, the villains, the funny, the sad and the downright bizarre from every day of the year.
Discover who invented the FA Cup, find out which non-league club claim to be the first world champions, or just look up what happened on your birthday. Written by long-suffering Southampton fan Rob Burnett and even more long-suffering Leeds fan Joe Mewis, the book covers those events that flesh out the beautiful game in handy day-by-day chunks that will give every football fanatic their daily dose of football trivia.