THE MEN WHO MADE THE RAMS
Origins and Who’s Who of
paperback of 158 pages, illustrated
was played in Derby years before the Football League was formed in 1888.
One might even say “centuries”, for street football (such as that
still played today in Ashbourne) was popular throughout the county.
Derby County were one of the 12 founder members of the League, but were
by no means the first club in the town to play Association football.
Gradually Midland, St Luke’s, Junction and other clubs fell by the
Peter Seddon’s book examines in detail the first four years of the
club’s existence, from its foundation in 1884 to 1888.
Full statistical details of games, results, scorers and line-ups are
included. After much research the author has been able to compile a “who’s
who” with biographical details for nearly all the players. This is the first
time such information has been published on the club. Meet the “flying
bishop”, international cricketers, two tragic drowning victims, a disgraced
manure salesman and learn of some tragic early deaths including suicide.
There are more than 100 colourful characters who were “the men who made
Famous victories, farcical defeats, bitter rivalries, near oblivion and
glorious survival – the lost years of Derby County are brought vividly to life
in entertaining style, providing the missing pieces in the unique history of
Derby County Football Club. All
Rams’ fans should know and cherish their roots; the book provides that magical
The book is a mid-sized paperback book of 158 pages
with many b/w illustrations and a full colour cover. The price is £14. Copies
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