Personalised Football Calendar - Fulham
Great Gift Idea For Fans Of The Cottagers!
Fulham has a long tradition of terrific players and as a result, the Cottagers have enjoyed successful periods within football's top flight. Things haven't always been easy for the team though, especially when the Cottagers faced financial crisis and relegation to the bottom division. However, this London club has never hidden from a challenge! It has bravely fought relegation, the threat of losing it's stadium, and even controversy surrounding the official Fulham mascot - Billy the Badger! After amusing fans by trying to have a cheerful chat with former Chelsea manager Avram Grant, Billy soon found himself in trouble with officials when he displayed his breakdancing skills on the corner of the pitch during a game. Unfortunately, the referee was not impressed and he soon reached for his red card!
Our Personalised Football Calendars are a great gift for fans of the club, as they are unique, a great sports memento and they are also a fascinating read. Featuring twelve reproduced match reports from our newspaper archives, Fulham supporters can learn more about their favourite team, whilst also keeping track of their schedule.
Match reports featured in these special A3 Calendars begin in 1908, when 41,000 fans watched Fulham beat Manchester United 2-1 at Craven Cottage during the club's first year in the Second Division. The Calendar Gift then moves forward to the 1930s, reporting firstly on the 3-2 FA Cup win against Chelsea in 1936 - which was part of Fulham's run to the semi-finals - and then the 3-5 mauling of Manchester City, just before the outbreak of the war.
When football eventually returned to normal after the fighting had ceased, the Cottagers soon had success to celebrate. In 1949, Fulham beat West Ham in one of their final games of the season. In doing so, they clinched the Second Division Championship and promotion to the top flight for the first time in the club's history.
Although Fulham would sadly fall out of the top league over the coming years, success would eventually return to the club. Our Personalised Calendar features two further reports on promotion triumphs, from 1982 and 2001 respectively.
In 1982, Malcolm MacDonald managed the team to third place finish in Division Three and subsequent promotion. This result was finalised in a tense 1-1 draw against Ipswich. In 2001, Fulham won the Championship with a record number of points following a 1-2 win against Huddersfield. The Cottagers had guaranteed an emotional elevation to the Premiership and this was viewed as the ultimate reward for the years spent fighting to bring the club back from lower leagues and financial crisis.
Calendar Contents At A Glance
Each Fulham Football Calendar contains the following reproduced newspaper reports:
9th March 1908 - '41,000 people watch Fulham beat Manchester United' (Fulham beat Manchester United 2-1)
25th February 1936 - 'Fulham triumph in 'craziest cup-tie'' (Fulham beat Chelsea 3-2)
2nd October 1938 - 'Fulham thrash City' (Fulham beat Manchester City 3-5)
8th May 1949 - 'Fulham gained promotion - and the crowd went mad' (Fulham beat West Ham to win Second Division)
2nd March 1958 - 'Fulham: Any side for us!' (Fulham beat Bristol Rovers 3-1)
27th December 1963 - 'Ten for the 'Turkeys'' (Fulham beat Ipswich 10-1)
5th November 1972 - 'Murder!' (Fulham beat Bristol City 5-1)
19th May 1982 - 'Riot of Fun' (Fulham draw 1-1 with Lincoln, promoted to Second Division)
6th January 1997 - 'Parker has sixth sense' (Fulham beat Darlington 6-0)
15th April 2001 - 'We're Ful up' (Fulham beat Huddersfield 1-2, promoted to Premiership)
25th February 2004 - 'Fulham Bliss for sick Chris' (Fulham beat West Ham 0-3)
13th February 2006 - 'It's Haven Cottage' (Fulham beat West Brom 6-1)
Alternative Fulham Football Gifts
We also have an exciting selection of alternative football gifts that are designed especially for fans of the Cottagers. These include our Personalised Fulham Diaries and a unique Personalised Fulham Football Book, which is smartly presented and can be treasured for years to come. Other more general football presents include our Ultimate Football Fan Gift Sets and our Personalised Football Commentaries.
GoneDigging offers a range of attractive Personalised Image Calendars that cover a variety of themes, such as Best Dad, Football, Golf, Rugby and our popular Sci-Fi edition. Each A3 Calendar includes twelve colourful photographs, all of which cleverly incorporate your recipient's name.