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Win With Pitch Publishing

16 December 2013

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We have teamed up with leading independent sports publisher Pitch Publishing to offer Rovers fans the chance to win three of the top new football titles for Christmas 2013.

Simply answer the question below:

Which player was captain in Saturday's game against Leeds United? 

Email your answer to with you name and address to be in with a chance to win a copy of each of the following books.

Entries must be received before 12 noon on Friday 20th December 2013.


The Lost World of Football – Derek Hammond & Gary Silke

The follow-up to the acclaimed Got, Not Got, which was runner-up in the BSBA Football Book of the Year Awards for 2012. Now Hammond & Silke return with another vast, colourful tome jam-packed with memories, humour and more than 1000 pictures and items of fan memorabilia. If you were one of the army of obsessive soccer kids at any time from England’s World Cup win to the dawn of the Premiership, you’ll find plenty here to strike a chord. Flankers with triangular sideburns, petrol freebies and gluey sticker albums will soon once again be flickering past your senses like your long-lost videos of the Sunday soccer highlights.


Click here to sample the first 15 pages of The Lost World of Football!


Six Stickers – Adam Carroll-Smith

For years, Adam Carroll-Smith has bragged about his Premier League '96 sticker book. The only album he ever completed, it helped cement his childhood love of football. But after nearly two decades gathering dust in the loft, leafing through the album he discovers a small problem. In fact, half a dozen. The precious sticker album he remembered as complete, isn't. Six stickers are missing. Determined to re-complete his album, Adam embarks on a mission to track down and photograph the half-dozen missing players. Six Stickers is a warm, uplifting story of life and football, examining the game’s timeless attraction. In this epic tale of adventure and obsession, Adam gets lost in Belgium and even more lost in Kent, attempts to brush the moustache of a former Premier League legend  and eats chocolate biscuits with an ex-England winger, all in pursuit of his goal of collecting those last six stickers.


Click hereto sample the first chapter of Six Stickers!


What A Shot! – Gary Silke & Derek Hammond

Football fans love nothing more than faded Polaroids of crumbling grounds, distant players toiling in mud and fences topped with razor-sharp spikes – all snapped from the terraces in the belief that the results would prove worthy of the back page when they arrived back from the developers. At least, that’s certainly true of fans of a certain vintage. When ‘70s and ‘80s snapshots taken from the stands and terraces were posted on the Got, Not Got blog, traffic tripled overnight and floods of snaps were mailed in from all over Britain. The artistic value of the pics is hilariously mixed, featuring the overexposed back of many a feather cut. But for the kids pictured here in full kit in their back gardens – now grown men – these blurred images of star wingers, knitwear, floodlights and inflatables offer an evocative window into a Lost World of Football – from a fans’ eye view.


Click hereto sample the first 15 pages of What A Shot!

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