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Via newspaper clippings, you can relive the history of Portsmouth FC.
Personalise with any name and message
Handbound hardback covers
A3 and A4 editions with colour pages available from 2006 onwards
Option to present in a luxurious gift box
Incredible newspaper coverage from 1920 to the present day
Play up Pompey! Relive the history of Portsmouth football club through newspaper headlines of the time in this personalised Portsmouth book. With coverage beginning in 1920, the year they joined the Football League, this magnificent piece of Portsmouth memorabilia guides you through over a century of key moments from Fratton Park and beyond, right up until the present day.
Portsmouth’s first piece of silverware came in 1939, as they captured the last F.A. Cup contested before World War II with a 4-1 win over Wolves. Their greatest ever success would come just after the war and under Bob Jackson, winning back to back league titles in 1949 and 1950, to this day a feat managed by only four other post-war teams. It would be a long wait until Pompey’s next major trophy, 58 years in fact, with the drought eventually ended in 2008 as Harry Redknapp’s flamboyant side captured the F.A. Cup against Cardiff City. Redknapp would also guide the team to their first top-half finish in the top flight since 1955, and then repeat the feat the following year.
Our books are available in a variety of covers and personalisation, depending on the edition you select. Each book features the recipient’s name and a message printed on a certificate on the opening title page. A gift box is also available.
Football Book Cover Options
Along with the black and white reprinted reports, all editions include colour pages, where available from 2006 onwards:
A4 Cover in Brown Hardback – Any name can be embossed on the cover for £5.
A3 Cover in Brown Leatherette – Any name can be embossed on the cover for £5.
A3 Cover in Black Luxury Leather – Any name is embossed on the cover for FREE.
Our Personalised Football Books are unofficial products and are in no way affiliated with any football club unless specifically stated.
When entering your personalisation, please note that accents, emojis and other symbols can’t be used as our system doesn’t support these. Make sure to double check your spelling!
In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.
We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!
Karen25 Feb 2021
Very good, unusual item. I bought it for my friend who loved it. The football history of course is the main focus but the changing fashion, haircuts and the historical context seen through other ads in the book.
Kay Lawson22 Feb 2021
Very easy to follow and choose what I wanted. Will definitely give this as a present again
Carey Wiggins1 Jan 2020
Great present for my husband
Chris1 Jan 2020
Excellent quality, great service. Will be buying from them again. There was a Christmas delay in printing so they upgraded the delivery service for free. Can't ask for more.
Mrs Wilby28 Dec 2019
Fab and unusual present for a Portsmouth fanatic. He loved it.
Val Ryder Ryder18 Dec 2019
Lovely gift for the avid football supporter. Really pleased with purchase.
Julie16 Dec 2019
Lovely book! Ideal gift for a lifelong fan!
MARTYN SPIERS13 Dec 2019
I bought the brown A3 leatherette version of this book as a Xmas present for my elderly father & had it embossed with his name & a personal message. The product is absolutely fantastic, exactly as described and great value for money. The personalisation of the product makes it a great gift and hopefully will stir up many happy memories for all of us, as he is now too old & unwell to attend matches, but revels in his memories of past experiences. Absolutely delighted and highly recommended!
Claire J Stewart3 Dec 2019
Dont bother, rubbish quality paper and blurred on certain pages
In the Book Team12 Dec 2019
Thank you for your review.
We are so sorry to hear this has happened with your order.
We can see that the returns information has been sent also in case your replacement gift box did not arrive. We can see that you have since been refunded £5 for the inconvenience this has caused.
The customer service team has been made aware of this complaint and is taking further action regarding this. We are so pleased you are happy with the book! Once again please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.
If you need to contact the customer service team please do on 0330 058 0403 or [email protected]
The In The Book Team
Linda dawe24 Nov 2019
Lovely leather binding embossed in gold looks quality. My husband will love it he has followed portsmouth for years. Some coloured pages high quality printing. Beautiful book. Very pleased
Very easy to purchase what I needed from the website. Delivery was fast and the books were exactly as ordered (personalised). A very pleasant shopping experience.
- O Uddin
Susan Gilchrist20 Apr 2021
Quick sevice, arrived on time
Jenny Sinclair20 Apr 2021
DONT DO BUILD A BEAR U ONLY THE BOOK!
DONT DO BUILD A BEAR U ONLY THE BOOK!! SCAM
wasted 28 pound on this for my sons birthday very disappointed and angry.
Would not recommend to anyone.
Very arrogant on the phone when calling to ask about the item. And email reply wasn't any better.
Save your money and either build a bear on the website or go elsewhere like etsy or not on the highstreet.
If i could minuses stars I would as even 1 is to much
CHRISTINA MCCARTHY 20 Apr 2021
The book itself is absolutely beautiful…
The book itself is absolutely beautiful and wonderfully illustrated. I couldn’t upload a photo onto the website, it kept sticking, so I ordered the book on a bank holiday Friday evening and it was confirmed at 2000h same night.
I e mailed in the book with a photo attached the following morning Saturday at 0730h and asked if anything could possibly be done to attach it. I received a reply that it was too late, already in production, nothing could be done. In 12hrs ? I was really disappointed - I wish I had contacted CS before placing my original order.
Also I assumed Alice would somehow be woven into the stories as advertised “in the books” other stories but The Ultimate Princess Collection does not offer this. Your child’s name appears on the top of each page but they are actually not IN the stories.
If I ordered again I would be much more aware of what is actually on offer.
In The Book does not mean IN every story, so read carefully before ordering as I’m sad to say I didn’t do.
Georgina Howe20 Apr 2021
Great book presented well
Great book presented well
Michael Kaye19 Apr 2021
A great cover and fronts piece.
A great cover and fronts piece.
However, Some of the early pages were unreadable even with glasses and a magnifying glass in use. Some of the pages of the 1960s were unreadable as well, and one was even shown to be torn and disheveled as if lifted from a dustbin.
Gemma19 Apr 2021
Absolutely brilliant company
Absolutely brilliant company. Bought the Leeds united memory book It is brilliant cant wait to give the gift because I know the recipient is going to be absolutely amazed by it.
Javad Hashemi19 Apr 2021
The child's name only appears on the…
The child's name only appears on the opening page of each story. Other companies replace the name of the character in the story with the child's name.
The format and quality of the book prints and presentation are good.
Lyn Eagle19 Apr 2021
Very disappointed in this book for so…
Very disappointed in this book for so much money - unfortunately I believed my granddaughter would appear in the story not just at the top of the pages - feel as if I’ve been conned!
Joanne Blyth18 Apr 2021
Very pleased with the quality of the…
Very pleased with the quality of the book and the embossing added a great touch.
Well packaged and quick delivery.
Also great customer service re my questions.
Would recommend 😃
J M Turner15 Apr 2021
A beautiful book with original…
A beautiful book with original illustrations delivered promptly - just what I had been hoping for.