Containing John Doherty's subjective views on each of the 339 men who have played for the club at senior level since 1945, The Insider's Guide To Manchester United is the definitive Manchester United players' guide. Doherty (an original Busby Babe and chairman of the United Old Boys committee) candidly reveals the strengths, weaknesses and his personal memories of United's stars.
A warm welcome to this e-mag edition of Manchester United – An Anthology.’ It is a pick-n-mix compendium of writings from the eras of Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. It is split into sections and is a dip-in anthology containing all the great triumphs – along with a few disasters. There are vignettes on some of the great players, those who didn’t quite make it, and specially written match reports on the great Cup finals. There is also a section on the great rivalries United faced during the above eras. All in all, it's full of all the memories of the times, right up to today. REFORMATED CONTENTS
This almanac gives a match-by-match analysis of the 2002-2003 season, telling how Europe and the Championship unfolded for players and fans. It also provides a supporters' diary for the 2003-2004 season.
Welcome to this series of Short Talking Books. This volume looks back at Tommy Docherty’s years as Manchester United manager. It highlights his early years as a player, right up to him joining United. We discuss his years at the club from the disaster of relegation to the triumph of winning the F.A. Cup in 1977 to his sacking shorty after that success. We look at his style of play, and the book include profiles of the players who made their mark in his team of all talents. The book is written in conversational style. All in all, it offers a fascinating glimpse into ‘Tommy Docherty's United,’ and the legacy he left at the club.
Whenever a famous footballer dies, there is an inevitable degree of public grief. But an obituary should never be a leaden announcement of a death. Rather it should be a celebration of a life which, in some way, has touched countless other people down the years, inspiring heartfelt emotion and endless debate. Certainly that is true of the individuals featured here, from those who provoked something not far short of national mourning, such household names as Sir Stanley Matthews, George Best, Alan Ball, Brian Clough, Sir Bobby Robson and Malcolm Allison, through to those who died far too young, the likes of David Rocastle, Justin Fashanu, Gary Ablett and Gary Speed. Updated edition of Ivan Ponting's critically acclaimed 2008 book Features more than 230 of British football's fascinating and diverse characters, and looks back in detail at their careers and achievements Spans a vast era of British football, through the lives of those personalities who have died in the last 20 years Includes colour picture section featuring iconic images of a number of those featured Written by respected Independent obituarist, football writer and author Ivan Ponting Foreword by James Lawton
The Man Who Made A Football Club Sir Matt Busby, who took Manchester United to unprecedented glory before seeing the club through profound tragedy, created the global entity that spreads from Old Trafford today. A player with Manchester City and Liverpool before the Second World War, Busby remained at the forefront of football through four decades and made an extraordinary contribution to the game in terms of both style and substance. In this definitive biography, Patrick Barclay looks back at Busby’s phenomenal life and career, including the rise of the Busby Babes in the 1950s, the Munich disaster that claimed 23 lives and the Wembley victory ten years on that made United the first English team to win the European Cup. Denis Law, Pat Crerand and such other members of that great side as Alex Stepney, David Sadler and John Aston are among the host of voices testifying to the qualities that set Sir Matt apart. This is the story of one of the greatest figures in football history, and of the making of a legacy that will last for ever.
Jimmy Greaves was England's most prodigious goalscorer of the 1950s and 1960s. In his autobiography, Greavsie, he writes that the 1959/60 English football season was the final year of football's age of innocence. He saw the open, attacking football of the 1950s give way to a much more defensively minded game. It was an era which also saw the advent of the tracksuit manager and specialist coaches. An End of Innocence examines English football in the 1950s and a transition through the 1960s; looking at the international and domestic landscape, through the lens of a selection of teams. It considers different managerial styles, team formations, coaching and training methods, and the developments in tactics, diet and health care; as well as a significant change in footballers' lifestyles, that came after the abolition of the maximum wage in 1961. Set against a backdrop of social and political change, An End of Innocence reflects a changing nation and a game that was evolving, and the lasting impact that has had upon English football, its players and supporters.
Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Birmingham Festivals. Architectural gems. Green spaces. Friendly faces. The Magic City. A special kind of place. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities
A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Palm Beach County is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to the sandy beaches of Florida. The guide covers Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, and Palm Beach Gardens. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the Palm Beach County.
Whatever you know the sport as—soccer, fútbol, football, or association football—it is the world’s most popular team sport. And the World Cup, played every four years, is the world’s most popular sporting event. But that’s on the global stage. As everyone who plays or watches soccer knows, sometimes the real action and excitement can be found on the local field or pitch. This concise guide is a useful tool for those interested in playing (or just learning about) the game—including its earliest days of play, up-to-date descriptions of the various positions, clear explanations of the sometimes-confusing rules of play, and much more.
'If you want to know and understand how football really works, this is the book for you.' Guillem Balagué 'A myth-busting and hugely entertaining look at the ever more complex machinations of the beautiful game. Essential.' Raphael Honigstein 'A must-read for football fans.' Freddie Ljungberg Insightful, enlightening and thought-provoking, leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey lifts the lid on the inner workings of modern football. What really happens inside a club on transfer deadline day? Are football agents overpaid? Which club put a clause forbidding space travel into a midfielder's contract? And which team's players can never wear red boots? Whether it is a manager being sacked, a star player transfer, billion-pound television rights negotiations or a controversial club takeover, leading football lawyer Daniel Geey has all the insight. With an accessible and thoughtful perspective, and featuring expert contributions, Done Deal explores the issues that shape the modern game, providing football fans with a fresh and authoritative look at all off-field football matters.
"The team never loses. They just run out of time." —Steve McClaren From Alan Hansen's falsely prophetic "You'll never win anything with kids," to Eric Cantona's existentialist aphorism on the theme of seagulls, sardines, and trawlers, this fun reference is a neat collection of words of wit and wisdom by and about Manchester United's players, managers, and officials past and present. Appearing in no particular order, each quotation is dated and attributed to its source and—where appropriate—accompanied by explanatory asides and supporting statistics, making it the perfect companion guide for any fan of Man U.
A first edition, Insiders' Guide to El Paso is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this legendary Texas panhandle area with wild west charm. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of El Paso and its surrounding environs.
This neat collection of words of wit and wisdom are by and about Manchester United's players, managers, and officials, past and present. Since the arrival of the Premier League, no club in England can match the club's 13 titles, two UEFA Champions League victories, the FIFA World Club Cup, five wins in the FA Cup, three in the League Cup, and 10 in the FA Charity/Community Shield. From Alan Hansen's falsely prophetic "You'll never win anything with kids" to Eric Cantona's existentialist aphorism on the theme of seagulls, sardines, and trawlers, the book contains more than 165 Red Devilish soccer quotes.
The second edition of this indispensable guide to British (not American) football contains over 7,000 entries arranged in fourteen chapters. With greatly increased coverage of football films and music, every facet of association football from 1863 to the present is covered. Knowledgeable essays, reviews, and annotations guide the reader through the wealth of UK literature. This is a significant addition to the literature of association football, and required reading for collectors and fans of the game.
For the casual armchair fan to the fan who dreams of a front row seat at the games, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live provides invaluable information about tickets and travel as well as the parties and the pageantry for the top games across the sporting landscape. A detailed travel guide from Robert Tuchman, founder and president of the global leader in sports and entertainment promotion, TSE Sports & Entertainment, the book is replete with insider knowledge and expert advice. We are a list-obsessed people and sports-obsessed to boot, so this is a book that quenches our insatiable appetites for both. From the obvious to the obscure, Tuchman's list of must-see events is as thorough as it is controversial. What events made the top 100 and where did they rank? The book is sure to fire up sports fans everywhere. But more than a mere list, for each event the reader learns a detailed history of their favorite contests and all the background information to make a successful pilgrimage. Featuring also a list of honorable mentions that just missed the cut and a list of the top sports cities with arguments for what makes each city the perfect sports mecca, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live is a must for every sports fan's library.