This reference work aims to provide sports enthusiasts, journalists, librarians, students and scholars with an authorative source of information on a comprehensive range of subjects covering the history and organization of football in Britain. Over 250 entries focus on key organisations or individuals, famous clubs, major competitions, events, venues and incidents, institutions and organisations as well as key issues such as gender, racism, commercialization, professionalism and drugs, alcohol and football.
'The encyclopedia deals with a wide range of subjects and issues, many of which have not been well covered before... If you want to know which player was convicted of murdering a referee, or who were the first two players of the same side sent off for fighting each other, you'll find the answers in this book.' - Lancashire Evening Post
'A welcome addition to any bookshelf.' - Four Four Two
'A fine addition to the football reference canon.' - When Saturday Comes
'An excellent and informative reference source.' - Choice
'This encyclopedia will not spend much time resting on bookshelves.' - Soccer History
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