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When Football Was Football


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Drawing on the Daily Mirror's outstanding photographic archive and Haynes Publishing's wealth of experience, this book continues the successful 'When Football Was Football' series by recounting the magic - and at times not so magic - moments in more than a century of Derby County Football Club. Wonderful and often iconic photographs sit alongside newspaper cuttings from the last century to give an 'as-it-happened' account of the Derby County story. Features the two championship-winning seasons of the 70s and the unforgettable forays into Europe which followed, the FA Cup triumph in the 40s, the highs and lows of the Football League play-offs in more recent times as well as the numerous promotion and relegation campaigns. Captures beautifully some of the great characters who have helped shape the club's rich history, both on the field and off it. Reveals the unexpected outcomes and assorted events threaded through the richly-woven tapestry of Derby County and its supporters. Written and compiled by one of Fleet Street's top young football reporters.

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TOM HOPKINSON is a football reporter for The People. He has previously worked for the Daily Express, Sunday Express and London's Evening Standard, and is a regular guest on talkSPORT. He also contributed the chapter 'Derby and the Tin Man' for the football anthology 'Life's A Pitch - The Passions of the Press Box'. A big football fan, Tom hails from Bolehill, Derbyshire and lives in south-west London. He was a Derby season ticket holder in the mid-to-late 90s before work intervened.

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