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deCoubertin BooksBy deCoubertin Books
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deCoubertin BooksBy deCoubertin Books
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About

deCoubertin Books are one of Britain's leading sports publishers and we are publishing the first comprehensive statistical record of the England football team this autumn, England: The Complete Record.

This complete record includes statistical details of every England match, friendly or competitive, year upon year – the result, the opponents, the scorers, the venue, the attendance, the line up – complete with a weaving narrative throughout.

Replete with in-depth player and manager databases and profiles, this book is an indispensable addition to the libraries of every England fan and to followers of the beautiful game everywhere.

Special Edition of a special book

We'd also love to produce a special limited edition clothbound version of  England: The Complete Record. If successful, the special edition will be released in late-October to allow time for the binding and the hand finishing of the cloth bound cover and slipcase. 

This will be the ultimate collectible edition of the ultimate account of England's national team.

Our special limited edition clothbound book will be the ultimate addition to any football lover's bookshelf
Our special limited edition clothbound book will be the ultimate addition to any football lover's bookshelf

This is our first Kickstarter campaign, but this isn't our first special edition. Previously we have made beautiful clothbound versions of our Chelsea, West Ham and Everton Complete Records, and have produced other sumptuous special editions - including a leather bound version of one of our Liverpool books.                                  

We published this beautiful Special Limited Edition version of Everton: The Official Complete Record in 2016
We published this beautiful Special Limited Edition version of Everton: The Official Complete Record in 2016

Rewards that you won't see in the shops

To reward those who help us on our journey as well as the chance to purchase amazing books, we are providing the opportunity for our backers to personalise their books. Backers will have the chance to add their name to the book's Roll of Honour, an appendix which will list all of those who pre-ordered their copy. In addition, backers will also have the chance to add a personalised nameplate, which will be fixed into the front of the book. 

Backers will have the chance to add a personalised nameplate in the front of their book.
Backers will have the chance to add a personalised nameplate in the front of their book.
Backers will also have their names published in the Roll of Honour, an appendix of the book where we list the names of all of those who have contributed to the project.
Backers will also have their names published in the Roll of Honour, an appendix of the book where we list the names of all of those who have contributed to the project.

1966 framed Subbuteo sets

As rewards, we have also commissioned some amazing Subbuteo sets commemorating England's 1966 World Cup winners. Handmade and hand painted in Liverpool, these are presented beautifully in a box frame and would make the perfect addition to the wall of any England fan.

These framed sets of handmade and hand painted 1966 World Cup winners are among our rewards
These framed sets of handmade and hand painted 1966 World Cup winners are among our rewards

About the book

Fully updated to include the 2018 World Cup in Russia, England: The Complete Record is the definitive account of one of the world’s most recognisable and historic national teams. Participants in the first official international association football match ever played – a 0-0 draw with Scotland at Hamilton Crescent on 30 November 1872 – England have remained a domineering and pioneering force in the global game throughout their existence. 

The Standard edition of England: The Complete Record
The Standard edition of England: The Complete Record

Over 145 years since that groundbreaking meeting with Scotland, Jack Gordon Brown and Philip Ross have collaborated to detail the highs and the lows of the Three Lions. From the ignominy of defeat against Hungary at Wembley in 1953, to World Cup glory at the same venue thirteen years later, and penalty heartbreak throughout the ages – every meaningful moment is recorded in these pages. 

About the authors

Jack Gordon Brown was born in London. After studying journalism at the University of Salford, he became an editor at deCoubertin books in 2016. He  previously collaborated with Philip Ross and James Corbett on Faith of Our Families: Everton: An Oral History.

Philip Ross was born in Liverpool in 1967. He is a lifelong Everton and England supporter, with a background of research and database production. He launched the first Everton Former Players’ foundation website and worked on the book, Faith of Our Families: Everton: An Oral History.

Risks and challenges

We are experienced in making special editions of our books and understand the limitations and challenges we face.

We spend a lot of time sourcing the best suppliers and materials, but sometimes because these books are finished by hand there can be unforeseen delays in production. These tend to be measured in days and weeks rather than longer.

Sometimes the design of the special editions can cause issues with the binding process and therefore slow down the completion of the project but we will work closely with the printers to make sure that all our plans for the special edition are feasible and that we will be on time.

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