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Alan Brown
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Stirling Albion book

Post by Alan Brown » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:34 pm

I received this book today. I was expecting a book with full match details but there are only goalscorers and appearance totals. However on a more positive note everyone that buys a copy of the book will have access to all information online. Not sure when this will happen though.

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Re: Stirling Albion book

Post by HibeeJibee » Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:17 pm

Received my copy. An impressive work of 212 pages, slightly over A5, thoroughly illustrated in full colour.

After some intros/history/etc. there are pen pics of each manager. Most of the book devotes a double-page to each season containing on left a team photo; a few bulletpoints of significant, interesting or unusual facts; and summary table of appearances / scorers; on right a list of results with dates / scorers. As well as the 4 main competitions this appears to include some others e.g. Victory Cup, East League Cup, South Qualifying Cup, Spring Cup; albeit not others e.g. St Mungo Quaich Cup, Drybrough Cup, Anglo Scottish Cup. There's also a double-page every decade summarising each season in a paragraph. Book concludes with pages giving career details of their "Top 50 Players".

Altogether an excellent publication. Well done.

It would be decent value in itself at £15 but absolutely so given this info on flyleaf:

We have also had to limit the content - the book would have had to be three to four times its size to contain all the information we would have liked to include. Purchases of the book will be given free access to an online book. This will include team lists for ever game played, including friendlies, pre-season tournaments and local cup ties, such as the Stirlingshire Cup, Penman Cup and Dewar Shield. It will include details and photographs (where available) of every player to have signed for the club or played as a trialist. It will include the results of reserve games played over the 75 years.

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Re: Stirling Albion book

Post by BMCCOLL » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:25 pm

15 quid for the book PLUS access to an extensive database, what a bargain!
http://sfha.org.uk/

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