News item: ‘The Colls Are Going Up!’ (Pontefract Collieries Book)

Information on the forthcoming book about Pontefract Collieries FC, ‘The Colls Are Going Up’ – a Dribbling Code production which is scheduled for publication in December 2018.

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Background: The main reason for making the book is to celebrate the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, which has seen the club win the Northern Counties East League and following back-to-back promotions, get promoted to the Northern Premier League for the first time in its history.
  • Over 500 photos from around 30 different games during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons – mostly match action but also includes stuff surrounding the games like ground pics, fan pics, teamsheets, programmes, etc. In addition there is a small selection of photos from the period 2010-2016, photos/scans of programme covers and other archive items, and a few miscellaneous other photos (eg Presentation Evening May 2018, Colliery Cup presentation August 2018, Pontefract Pirates disability team profile). Examples of many of these pictures can be viewed on the Dribbling Code Flickr and Twitter pages. In addition, White Rose Photos have also kindly provided a small selection of photos especially for the book.
  • Some of the ‘big’ games included are: Worsbro away (promotion day #1), Maltby away (promotion day #2), Worksop at home in the FA Vase, 1974 Northwich away in the FA Vase, Staveley away (with league trophy presentation afterwards).
  • Complete, detailed results section (including attendances, goalscorers, etc) covering the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.
  • An in-depth discussion and overview of the period in question with the management team of Craig Parry and Craig Rouse.
  • A small section on the history of football in Pontefract and the surrounding areas over the past 100 years.
Format: 200 pages, large ‘A4’ sized format, full-colour throughout and printed on 115 gsm ‘gloss’ paper stock.
How to order: The book is being produced on a ‘break even’ basis, with the price of £15 set to approximately cover the cost of its production. Therefore, in order to be sure of getting a copy you must get in contact before publication to reserve one. Apart from this, we will only be getting a small handful of ‘spare’ copies printed, and it is likely that these will be gone pretty quickly.
For ordering/reservation details or further info, please email:
Or alternatively make contact via the Dribbling Code Twitter account.
When the book will be available: With turnaround time approximately 3-4 weeks, the order will be made with the publisher around the second week in November (with the aim being that the book is available by mid-December for anyone wanting it as an xmas present).
A few sample pages are shown below….


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