Here is a collection of covers of official UK football programmes from every league club from post-war to the start of the Premiership in 1992, the golden age of British football. A Roy of the Rovers spirit is reflected in these cover designs, which boast colourful graphics and charming illustrations a far cry from todays glossy, corporate programmes. It will appeal to graphic designers and anyone interested in mid/late-20th-century design as well as of course football fans everywhere.
Bob Stanley began freelance music writing with the NME and Melody Maker in the 1980s before forming the group Saint Etienne in 1990. They have released seven albums. He has also curated several film seasons for the Barbican Art Gallery. Paul Kelly is a photographer and designer who has worked with many bands, including Primal Scream, The Magic Numbers and Saint Etienne. He is currently filming a documentary about the FA Cup with Bob Stanley.