Sports & Recreation

With Clough, By Taylor

Author: Peter Taylor

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

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Brian Clough famously remarked, ‘I’m not equipped to manage successfully without Peter Taylor. I am the shop window and he is the goods in the back.’ Often outrageous and always compelling, Peter Taylor and Brian Clough’s partnership shook the very foundations of the footballing world. They took two peripheral clubs – Derby County and Nottingham Forest – from the sleepy backwaters of East Midlands football to international renown. The first to pay £1 million for a player and the first to win two European Cups and two League Cups in successive seasons, their journey was a whirlwind of trophies, record-breaking transfers, bust-ups and sackings. In a first-hand account told with immense candour, Taylor reveals the highs and lows of their relationship, and details the events that led to their unprecedented success. Originally published in 1980 and available now for the first time in forty years, With Clough, By Taylor is the definitive account of the partnership that revolutionised English football and the trade of the football manager.
Sports & Recreation

Soccernomics

Author: Simon Kuper

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 289

At last, football has its answer to Freakonomics, The Tipping Point and The Undercover Economist.

Two Left Feet

Author: Football Friends Media

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Sports & Recreation

He's Here, He's There

Author: Neil Palmer

Publisher: eBook Partnership

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 563

"e;He's here, he's there, he's every-f*cking-where, Gerry Gow, Gerry Gow"e; was an anthem that could often be heard reverberating around Ashton Gate in the 1970s as Bristol City climbed towards the first division. Gow was one of football's original cult heroes that emerged throughout the seventies and eighties; often sporting long hair and a bushy moustache. Gow pulled off both with style during spells at Bristol City and Manchester City. Written with the help of the Gow family, He's Here, He's There: The Gerry Gow Story celebrates the career of the Ashton Gate 'Enforcer'. It provides a fascinating insight into a player that fans of a certain vintage consider the greatest to wear the red of Bristol City. With fresh insight from Gerry's family, friends, team-mates and opponents, including the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Peter Reid and Chris Kamara, this is a captivating insight into a cult hero, a football hardman, a Bristolian icon; but also Gerry the man, and a man sorely missed but still loved by so many.
Sports & Recreation

I Believe In Miracles

Author: Daniel Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 530

On January 6, 1975, Nottingham Forest were thirteenth in the old Second Division, five points above the relegation places and straying dangerously close to establishing a permanent place for themselves among football's nowhere men. Within five years Brian Clough had turned an unfashionable and depressed club into the kings of Europe, beating everyone in their way and knocking Liverpool off their perch long before Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United had the same idea. This is the story of the epic five-year journey that saw Forest complete a real football miracle and Clough brilliantly restore his reputation after his infamous 44-day spell at Leeds United. Forest won the First Division championship, two League Cups and back-to-back European Cups and they did it, incredibly, with five of the players Clough inherited at a club that was trying to avoid relegation to the third tier of English football. I Believe In Miracles accompanies the critically-acclaimed documentary and DVD of the same name. Based on exclusive interviews with virtually every member of the Forest team, it covers the greatest period in Clough's extraordinary life and brings together the stories of the unlikely assortment of free transfers, bargain buys, rogues, misfits and exceptionally gifted footballers who came together under the most charismatic manager there has ever been.
Sports & Recreation

Book of Football Obituaries

Author: Ivan Ponting

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 547

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
Sports & Recreation

Britain's Heroes and Villains

Author: Navdeep Rehill

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

View: 551

There was a time when people in Britain weren't interested in the antics of American wrestlers. We had our own grappling superstars. Navdeep Rehill looks back at how the likes of Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Les Kellet and Young David used to entertain us on ITV'S World of Sport show every Saturday afternoon. He also reminisces about British heroes and villains that didn't compete in the wrestling ring.
Literary Criticism

Analysing David Peace

Author: Katy Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 155

View: 155

Analysing David Peace provides an exciting, challenging and accessible critical introduction to the work of contemporary British novelist David Peace. Through a detailed analysis of his writings, as well as the socio-cultural contexts of their production and dissemination, the collection explores Peace’s attempts to capture the sensibilities of late twentieth century society and contributes to an ongoing debate in the media about his representations. Peace is an emerging author who is widely read and taught and whose novels are increasingly celebrated. In the past decade Peace has won the James Tait Black Memorial Award and was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. The four novels of his Red Riding Quartet interrogate British society of the 1970s/80s through the prism of the hunt for the serial killer dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper. GB84 examines the machinations of the 1984–5 UK miners’ strike, while The Damned United explores relationships between masculinity and football through the doomed reign of manager Brian Clough at British football club Leeds United in 1974. In the Tokyo Trilogy, Peace develops an interest in occupation and the occult, interrogating Japan’s post-war legacy of defeat and its resonance to our contemporary world. This collection offers an essential guide to the work of David Peace, as well as a unique insight into his canon to date.