‘Fulham – The Team’ by Ashwater
Our friends Ken Coton, Martin Plumb and Alex White of Ashwater Press have a fabulous new book due out soon which will be of interest to all Fulham fans.
Fulham – The Team is inspired by a similarly named book brought out by Ashwater in the late 1990s in support of Fulham 2000. Many will remember Fulham 2000 as the supporters’ group established to try to save Craven Cottage from the clutches of property developers. This new book provides a complete update to the earlier version.
Here’s what Ashwater say about the upcoming release.
Almost 25 years ago, the ‘Save Fulham’ organisation Fulham 2000 brought out a book called Fulham – The Team, to help provide funds for the cause. It was an Ashwater book produced by Ken Coton assisted by Dennis Turner and featured a team group photograph of every season from 1903 to 1996 together with a very brief description of the season. It was Dennis’s favourite book, and we considered that it was about time that the book was updated – after all, quite a lot has happened over the last 25 years!
We decided the book should be A4 in size, and for the most part each season should occupy at least two pages. This meant that the text could be considerably broadened, giving a definitive record of each season. In addition, there would be room for player pictures and action pictures – and of course there would be colour wherever possible. Each season will feature a complete list of every player who made at least one first-team appearance and will include the final league table.
In this the Club’s 140th anniversary, every one of Fulham’s 140 seasons will be covered, with a definitive record of each.
It will also detail highs and lows, critical matches, players, managers, transfers, important events, club milestones, ground changes, interesting facts and more. The book concentrates on the league performances, but also includes significant runs in domestic cup competitions and Europe.
There will also be extensive sections on the two World Wars, as well as a history of the years following 1879 before the club turned professional. At the rear of the book will be every result since 1907 and a section on interesting and important statistics.
Only a limited number of copies will be published so we highly recommend you place your order soon via the Ashwater web site.