Birmingham City On This Day Book Review and Competition

Pitch publishing have approached us and asked if we would plug the recently published book by Tim Evershed. The book is full of facts, anecdotes and memories of the Blues through the calendar. For instance, today 13th November has two entries. The following are excerpts from fuller stories.

Firstly on Saturday 13th November 1920 Percy Barton’s spectacular long range header helped Blues to a 4-0 victory over Wolves. Barton headed home from 35 yards!

Secondly on Wednesday 13th November 1957, Blues lost to a single goal in the 2nd leg of the Inter Cities Fairs cup semi-final against Barcelona in front of 60,000 at the Camp Nou Stadium.

The entries cover the Blues from the club’s early days right through to modern times. You are reminded of promotions, relegations, cup exploits, European games. Great players are talked about such as Joe Bradford, Gil Merrick, Bob Latchford, Trevor Francis, Christophe Dugarry and many more.

This is a lovely little book and would make a perfect stocking present for any Bluenose. The ISBN numbers are: ISBN-10: 1785313088 and ISBN-13: 978-1785313088. They can be bought from a number of places, but here directly from the publisher.

Tim Evershed is a freelance journalist who covers Midlands football for national newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Daily Star. This is Tim’s 3rd book.

We are able to offer two copies as prizes. The question is very simple:

Who is the publisher of Birmingham City On This Day?

Two people will win a copy each.

Please submit your answer through our contact page. Please select the competition option on the form clearly stating your answer, name, address and phone number to make it easy for us to contact the winner. These details will not be retained after the competition or used for any other purpose.

Entries for the competition will close at Midday on Monday 20th November. The draw will be made later that day and winners informed within 24 hours.

Only entries following these instructions will be considered for the prize.

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