from the book
 'Thank God for Football'
Written & recorded by Peter Lupson (The Wirral, UK)
Recordings approx 12 minutes per title

chapt title listen
1 Aston Villa Listen
2 Barnsley Listen
3 Birmingham City Listen
4 Bolton Wanderers Listen
5 Everton & Liverpool Listen
6 Fulham Listen
7 Manchester City Listen
8 QPR - Queens Park Rangers Listen
9 Southampton Listen
10 Tottenham Hotspur Listen
11 Swindon (last in the series) Listen

It may come as a surprise to learn that twelve of the clubs that have played in the FA Premier League owe their existence to a church. Sadly, most of the pioneers who planted the tiny seeds that led to the eventual greatness and fame of these clubs get little more than a passing mention in club histories. In some cases even their names are wrong.

Peter Lupson has set the record straight. Drawing on original materials from a variety of sources he has been able to bring these pioneers to life and to transport us back to the time in which they lived. He shows us that their motives were not fame and fortune but the simple pleasure of friendship and the sheer fun of playing.

Their remarkable contribution to our great national game is at last given the recognition they deserve. We have good reason to thank God for them.
                                                                                                                -Peter Lupson-
book published by SPCK Bookshop


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