The Derby Game – A History of Local Rivalries

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Author(s): Ian Collis

SKU: 9781801504232 Barcode: 9781801504232

An interesting book which tells the story of how the Derby Shrovetide football game – one mob pitting its wits and muscle against the other – achieved national notoriety before disappearing in 1846 following a century-long struggle to kill the tradition. The book then explores the rise of the local derby match as football fever gripped the UK, covering the early clashes of local rivals and tracing the roots of some time-honoured rivalries. Published in 2023.

Size: 138mm x 217mm – 256 pages.