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Wednesday V United - The Sheffield Derby - Now only £12.70 at Amazon

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  • Richard Crooks, has written a book , "Wednesday v United The Sheffield Derby" (Pitch Publishing).  Richard is a Wednesdayite! It has a Wednesdayite's emotions in it - the good and not so good!


    The book is focussed on the rivalry between the city's two professional clubs - it brings out the intensity of the divide both in the present day and over the near 130 years the derby has been played. It will be a great read for all Wednesdayites young and not so young!


    There are images of significant historical interest  - recruiting soldiers at the September 1914 derby at Bramall Lane, and one of the earliest known derby photos from the Olive Grove game in 1897/98 for example - together with contemporary observations in the local newspapers. 


    In the narrative there is thorough historical coverage with six derby games featured in separate chapters - including both games from last season. The games, the supporters, the players, the managers and a lot more besides are featured in the book together with a comprehensive set of appendices.


    It will bring back the memories, add knowledge about the clubs and the city, and underline the unique place the Sheffield derby has in the football calendar.


    The publisher's website which has further information about the book is:



    Orders can be placed for the book which retails at £19.99 either on the publishers website or on Amazon - Buy Now (currently £12.70)

    About the author

    Richard Crooks is the author of Grandad, What Was Football Like in the 1960s? and Grandad, What Was Football Like in the 1970s? Since growing up in Sheffield in the 60s Richard has taken a keen interest in everything football. He has seen the game played on each continent, but the focus of his passion is the British game. 



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