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Book launched to celebrate 125 years of the Northern League
4:20pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
A BOOK documenting the history of the Northern League has been published to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
Co-written and edited by chairman of the Northern League and Northern Echo columnist, Mike Amos, the 128-page book, named Northern Conquest, includes histories of all 120 clubs who have played in the league, from Howden-le-Wear and North Skelton Rovers, to Bishop Auckland and triple FA Vase winners, Whitley Bay.
The book also includes league tables, facts and trivia from every season, including accounts of a match where armed police were called after a hot dog was mistaken for an automatic pistol, and the Northern League player who, in 2012, was voted the fourth greatest Geordie in history – ahead of Alan Shearer.
The book costs £3.99 and is co-written by Mr Amos and former Northern Echo sub-editor and Fleet Street journalist, Jon Smith, with contributions from Owen Amos and Pete Sixsmith.
“Like everything else that the Northern League does, we want it to represent unequalled value for money.
“I doubt if there’s ever been a bigger football bargain,” said Mr Amos.
Publication of the book is one of several events marking the anniversary of the world’s second oldest football league. Other events include an exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester from January to April next year, and on March 25 – the exact anniversary of the league’s formation – a league side will take on an FA X1.
The book is available from any Ebac Northern League club or by post from Brian Mulligan at 41 Mitford Court, Sedgefield, Co Durham TS21 2JE. Postage may be a further £2 and cheques can be made payable to the Northern Football League.
For more information visit northernleague.org or email email@example.com
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