Book Title: The Official Chelsea FC Programme Book
Author: Rick Glanvill
Format: Hardback | 256 pages
Publication Date: 21 Apr 2016
Ever walked through the turnstiles and bought a programme? Flicked through the pages as you've waited for the action to begin? Ticked off the names on the teamsheet, felt inspired by the captain's notes then kept it safe as a treasured memento of a special occasion? Well, then the Official Chelsea FC Programme Book is the ultimate souvenir for every fan who has ever loved going to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have a proud tradition and ever since the early days the programme has been an essential part of the matchday experience. It's the perfect reminder of those unforgettable afternoons and nights when Blues heroes from Jimmy Greaves to Gianfranco Zola, Terry Venables to Peter Osgood, Didier Drogba and beyond turned on the style. Now, for the first time, this attractive and comprehensive official club book dusts down the famous programmes and revisits the pages that made history, including publications from the 1954/55 title-winning season and the triumphant 2011/12 Champions League campaign, not to mention the team's recent Premier League successes.Featuring everything from manager's notes and captain's columns to teamsheets, funny and revealing pictures, exclusive interviews and special editions, this book is a journey through the years as the fan on the terrace will have watched it unfold.
Thanks to the unrivalled Chelsea Collection, many rare pages from historic programmes are reproduced, with the story brought right up to date. The Official Chelsea Programme Book will enthrall Blues fans everywhere and provides a wonderful insight into the club down the years since it was founded in 1905.