Portsmouth: Champions of England 1948-49 & 1949-50 by Colin Farmery

Portsmouth: Champions of England 1948-49 & 1949-50

byColin Farmery

Kobo ebook | October 10, 2012

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They were the Golden Years of Portsmouth Football Club. In 1948 the south coast club was celebrating its 50th anniversary and the then Chairman Vernon Stokes had a simple message for the team: 'Win the Championship for the Jubilee!' Under the astute guidance of manager Bob Jackson, 'Pompey' found the perfect blend of seasoned professionals, talented local youngsters and demobbed ex-servicemen snapped up by a scouting network second to none. It created a unique spirit and camaraderie that made Pompey truly a team without stars. The likes of Jimmy Dickinson, Jimmy Scoular, Len Phillips and Peter Harris would go on to become household names, but this is the story of a team-spirit which between 1948 and 1950 was without equal. Portsmouth was a city shattered by German bombers during World War II, but the exploits of its football team helped sustain its population through the austerity of the immediate post-war period. Pompey were: Champions of England.
Title:Portsmouth: Champions of England 1948-49 & 1949-50Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 10, 2012Publisher:Desert Island BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1908495693

ISBN - 13:9781908495693

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