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Home of English Football: 100 Years of Wembley Stadium in Cartoons and Caricatures

Bob Bond

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From the publisher:

Bob Bond takes us on a nostalgic journey through football history, from the first FA Cup Final played at Wembley Stadium in 1923 through to the modern era. This captivating collection of match cartoons will evoke fond and light-hearted memories of a time when football cartoons were a feature in most newspapers. Readers will see how the game evolved through almost a century of Wembley cartoons, with each illustration contextualised with memories or explanations and a concise match report.

Every era has its famous players, and the book also holds over 100 caricatures of footballers and managers who made Wembley a special place. Home of English Football is guaranteed to delight parents and grandparents with a yearning for days of yore, but it will also fascinate younger fans who were raised in the digital age. Take a trip down memory lane with the history of England's most esteemed football ground elegantly depicted in illustrated form.

The author:

Bob Bond was born in Lancashire at the start of the Second World War. He always loved drawing, and began to illustrate children's comics in the 1960s before moving, at the behest of his employer, into drawing sports stories. Bob moved to the south of England 40 years ago, and continues to illustrate football books, magazines and programmes with cartoons, caricatures and serious drawings. He has written and illustrated a number of club histories. 


Pitch Publishing
30 x 22 cm
224 pages
Hundreds of colour images throughout
May 2021