Glory Gunners - The History of Royal Artillery (Portsmouth) FC, by Kevin Smith
Published privately by the author in 1999, 144 pages. Paperback (S6597)
This book is a fascinating history of Royal Artillery FC, a football club in Portsmouth that was the forerunner of the modern Portsmouth FC.
From the rear side cover: Undoubtedly the best Football Club Portsmouth has ever seen has remained hidden from view for a century. Royal Artillery was an elite service outfit that gave successfull, organised football to the city. The Pompey chimes and the Saturday Football/Sports Mail, as well as a series of national triumphs in a staggering six year period of achievements, are the legacies of the artillerymen. But they also made the headlines for the wrong reasons. Their fortunes were wrecked in a 'proffessionalism' scandal that reached the very top of the footballing establishment.
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound