This section has two parts.
Part one: books about Hull City AFC, arranged in date order.
Part two: autobiographies & biographies of City players and managers, arranged by surname.
Books about Hull City AFC
Breedon Books, Derby, 1989
Essential record of matches, players and managers: “A volume which will answer just about any question one could ask on the Tigers’ story.”
Dempsey Parr, Bristol, 1998
A diary/general information book, one produced for every British club: “A unique compendium to the season ahead.”
Breedon Books, Derby, 1999
A thematic overview of City’s history by the Hull Daily Mail football reporter: “David Bond’s book reflects on the Tigers’ fluctuating fortunes throughout the 20th century.”
Yore Publications, Harefield, 2000
An essential who’s who of Hull City’s players.
Arenasport Publications, 2002
A thematic reminiscence of Boothferry Park.
Hull City AFC, 2004
Club’s statistical account of the season that saw promotion from Division 3.
Yore Publications, Harefield, 2005
The essential, centenary history of the club: “As well as a detailed narrative… there’s a comprehensive statistical analysis of each season, with details of every player to have worn a City shirt.”
Tykesport Publications, Hull, 2006
An anecdotal history of Hull City by the local football journalist: “The book contains an offbeat and revealing look at the club’s history.”
Hull City AFC, 2007
A photographic, behind the scenes memoir of the opening months City’s 2007/08 Championship campaign: “Taken by award-winning photographer Paul Edgar who was granted unlimited access to the management, players and backroom staff.”
Riverhead Publishing, Hull, 2008
Fan-written account of forty years of City’s turbulent history.
Chris Cowlin and Kevin Snelgrove
Apex Publishing, Clacton on Sea, 2008
“Impress your family and friends with your knowledge by answering the 800 challenging questions in this quiz book.”
Great Northern Books, Ilkley, 2009
A personal account from the Hull Daily Mail reporter: “The extraordinary, but true, story of Hull City and the decade that has seen them go from the verge of extinction to the Barclays Premier League.”
Hull City AFC, 2009
A photographic, behind the scenes memoir of City’s first-ever season in the top flight: “The end result from this fascinating journey is a stunning set of images from deep inside the Tigers’ camp which capture all the drama of this historic campaign.”
Paul Gibson, 2012
The history of Hull City from its formation to the First World War: “This detailed and comprehensive examination of the club’s earliest years is illustrated with dozens of rare and previously unseen images.”
Paul Gibson, 2014
The second in Turner’s history of City: “Hull City continue their attempts to ain promotion to Division One and fulfil the dreams of their fans and founders.”
Autobiographies & biographies of City players and managers
(with Gershon Portnoi)
Bend It Like Bullard
Headline, London, 2014
Everyone’s (?) favourite cheeky chappie: “Jimmy has racked up an amazing collection of tales and pranks both on and off the football front-line.”
Where’s Your Caravan?
Friday Books, London, 2011
Praises the City fans for their support in his time with the club when he didn’t click as a striker: “The sort of memoir we don’t see enough of these days – an account of life in the lower leagues.”
(with Simon Parker)
Deano: From Gipsyville to the Premership
Great Northern Books, Ilkley, 2007
The first edition, prior to the play-off victory. “His colourful journey takes in the tunnel bust-ups and training ground nonsense, the card schools and childish banter.”
Can you help add to this section of the museum?
If you have books not thus far included, for each one please provide:
– publication details (author(s)/title/publisher/
– a few words about the book/quote from the publisher’s blurb
(As you see, we want the format of the entries to be consistent.)
Then e-mail these details to Ian Walters. (If you have a number of books whose details you can provide to us, and want to do this over a period of time, let us know what titles you’re dealing with and we’ll post them here to prevent duplication of effort.)