Welcome to Gary James’ Football Archive

Coming Tomorrow: Restored 2011

Free for all readers tomorrow… A one hour long special audio recording featuring interviews and audio recordings I have made over the years with Peter Swales, Garry Cook, Peter Barnes, Brian Marwood and Roberto Mancini. Watch this space!

The Founding Of Manchester City

On April 12 1894 a meeting was held to formally establish Manchester City AFC. Dates and the story around the establishment of the club often get incorrectly recorded, so here for subscribers is the story of the demise of Ardwick and establishment of Manchester City with all the key dates…

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About this Website

On this site you will find articles, posts and other material about football. Some of this material is free to access (select ‘Free Content’ from the menu above) while other material is available to those who subscribe to the site. 

The site was launched on 1st January 2021 and by the end of that month 200 articles had been posted including the entire Manchester A Football History book (this originally cost £24.95 and has been out of print since 2012) and by the end of March audio interviews with John Bond, Malcolm Allison and George Graham.

To get a feel for the volume and type of article available visit the ‘Search The Archive’ page (or use either the search function at the bottom of this page or by selecting a category in the Posted Content Categories field below).

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If you would like to read everything on this site then please subscribe. I’m not employed by anyone and do not take advertising on this site, so every subscription directly helps my research and writing. It works out about £1.67 a month if you take out an annual subscription (£20 per year) or £3 a month if you’d like to sign up for a month at a time. Why not sign up for a month, see what’s here and then cancel if you don’t think it’s appropriate for you? Each subscriber gets full access to the 280+ articles posted so far and the hundreds scheduled to be posted in the coming weeks. The entire Manchester A Football History is being posted by the end of February 2021, so subscribers will get all of that too!