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Halifax Town: The Complete Record (HB)

Halifax Town: The Complete Record (HB)

Ref No: 9781859839744

Details: Author: Johnny Meynell

Type: Books


Price: £25.00

This is the book every loyal Shaymen fan should possess. Featuring club history, player profiles, match summaries and statistics, it is illustrated throughout with colour photographs, some of which have never been published before. Halifax Town was formed in 1911 following a letter by E.A. Jones which appeared in the pages of the Halifax Courier; and two subsequent public meetings at the now long since defunct Saddle Hotel. The intention was to build up the club and take it to the higher echelons of the Football League. Instead, the club found itself floundering for much of the time amid poor attendances, poor results and dire financial straits. Some folk might argue the club was not worth the bother. But for those who embraced it over the years, they could not - or would not - live without it. Over the years Halifax Town have written themselves into the record books, though not always for the right reasons. The supporters have suffered more than most, for if the yearly struggles were not hard enough to take, then what of the club's liquidation in 2008? Major successes over 97 years could be counted on two fingers - promotion in 1969 and the Conference title in 1998 - though the back-to-back promotions the reformed club has achieved under Neil Aspin must not be overlooked. This book chronicles the history of Halifax Town from its humble beginnings, the highs and lows and everything in between in fascinating detail, as well as profiling all the club's managers, star players, memorable matches, and history of the grounds. In addition, every game played by both Halifax Town and FC Halifax Town is listed, with season-by-season grids covering the major first-team matches, as are separate lists of every player to have turned out for club. A second section also covers the formation and first three seasons of FC Halifax Town, thus encapsulating the full 100 years since the original club was formed. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs, some of which have never been published before, the result is a volume that is an essential addition to the bookshelves of any Halifax Town fan. Put simply, this is a book that provides everything any Town fan, and indeed any football fan, would want to know about the club. It is, as the title suggests, the complete record of Halifax Town


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