Two Posts and a Field: Liverpool Football Club's Collected Artefacts by Neville Gabie

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9781801501996
Published:
25 Apr 2022
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Paperback
Dimensions:
176 pages - 210mm x 270mm x mm
Weight:
0.100kgs
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Two Posts and a Field is a unique look at Liverpool FC. Richly illustrated with stunning photos, it is part travelogue, part exploration of the LFC Museum's hidden treasures and part personal story, as Neville Gabie takes us from his childhood listening to games on the radio in South Africa to watching his first match at Anfield.

Two Posts and a Field is a unique look at Liverpool FC through the eyes of Neville Gabie (artist and lifelong fan), Stephen Done (writer and curator at the LFC Museum) and designer Alan Ward. Richly illustrated, it is part travelogue, part exploration of the LFC Museum's hidden treasures and part personal story, as Neville takes us from his childhood listening to games on the radio in South Africa to watching his first match at Anfield in 1973.

The book tells the story of Neville and Stephen's roadtrip to find the home and birthplace of Mo Salah in Egypt's Nile Delta and of Avi Cohen, a player who broke the cultural mould when he signed from Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 1980s.

It shines a spotlight on the struggles of Liverpool's home-grown talent for racial equality, contrasting Trent Alexander Arnold with Howard Gayle, the first black player to be signed by Liverpool, with the backdrop of the Toxteth riots. The stories are brought to life by Gabie's beautiful goalpost photos, which stretch back 20 years.

About the Author: Neville Gabie has an international profile, largely stemming from his passion for football. Gabie's Posts has been exhibited world-wide, including at FIFA's headquarters and the Tate Modern. He and Alan Ward have collaborated on Ladies of Gent: Gent Women's Football Team, Breaking Ground (shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award 2018) and Cambridge Rules 1848. Stephen Done is a writer and curator of the LFC Museum.

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