Portrait of a Football Genius

Author: James Gardner

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785313479

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Johnny Haynes: Portrait of a Football Genius is the biography of one of England's greatest ever footballers - a player described by Pele as "the greatest passer of a ball I have ever seen." He was capped 56 times, 22 as captain, including the 9-3 hammering of the Scots at Wembley in 1961. He succeeded Denis Compton as the 'Brylcreem Boy'. When he became the first £100-a-week player it cemented his celebrity superstar status as the David Beckham of his day. Haynes only ever played for one professional club and finished his playing career in South Africa. He retired into relative obscurity and lived the last 20 years of his life in Edinburgh before tragically dying in a car accident in 2005. In his obituary, James Lawton wrote, "Haynes was still the beginning and end of how football should be played. He had the wit to change the way the game was understood and played in this country." His fascinating life story is told through his family, ex-team-mates, famous journalists and celebrities as well as his fans.
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Portrait of a Football Genius

Author: James Gardner

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 9781785313042

Category:

Page: 320

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Johnny Haynes: Portrait of a Football Genius is the biography of one of England's greatest ever footballers - a player described by Pele as "the greatest passer of a ball I have ever seen." He was capped 56 times, 22 as captain, including the 9-3 hammering of the Scots at Wembley in 1961. He succeeded Denis Compton as the 'Brylcreem Boy'. When he became the first �100-a-week player it cemented his celebrity superstar status as the David Beckham of his day. Haynes only ever played for one professional club and finished his playing career in South Africa. He retired into relative obscurity and lived the last 20 years of his life in Edinburgh before tragically dying in a car accident in 2005. In his obituary, James Lawton wrote, "Haynes was still the beginning and end of how football should be played. He had the wit to change the way the game was understood and played in this country." His fascinating life story is told through his family, ex-team-mates, famous journalists and celebrities as well as his fans.
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Author: Paul Large

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 9781909626287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 2249

Frank Large was deemed a legend by many different sets of fans in the 1960s and 1970s. Famed for his never-say-die attitude and fearsome goal-scoring qualities, his peripatetic soccer career saw him star for no less than nine clubs. The story of a “working-class hero, who embodied so many of the game's virtues”—lovingly told by his son, Paul.
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Author: James Gardner

Publisher: Booklocker.com

ISBN: 9781591139553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 5209

The most comprehensive and systematic review of the life of the historical Jesus critically examines myth vs. reality concerning his birth, family, childhood, ministry, personal life, teachings, death, and resurrection. Provocative and challenging, but thoroughly researched and documented.
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Author: Norman Giller

Publisher: Robson Press

ISBN: 9781861056955

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 329

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Billy Wright captained England 90 times on the way to becoming the first footballer to win 100 international caps. He was skipper of the all-conquering Wolves team that pioneered European football nights in the 1950s. In a Hero for All Seasons, Norman Giller - who was a close friend - traces his life and times. Billy was the David Beckham of his time. When he married Joy Beverley of the Beverley Sisters in 1959, their wedding stopped the traffic. It received almost as much publicity as the Posh Spice/Becks union 40 years later. A Hero for All Seasons is not only a story of a great sportsman, but also of an era of football that has disappeared from sight. Just one difference; David Beckham earns in just one week more that Billy Wright picked up as a player throughout a 20-year career. The author discusses the many other changes that have occurred to the game since Wright's time, while also exploring his career and his personal life as he rose from humble beginnings to become a folk-hero.
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The NFL’s Cowboys, the AFL’s Texans, and the Feud for Dallas’s Pro Football Future

Author: John Eisenberg

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547607814

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 2241

“It’s every bit as fascinating to read about the battles between the Cowboys and the Texans as it is to follow today’s never-ending NFL dramas.” —Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk In the 1960s, on the heels of the “Greatest Game Ever Played,” professional football began to flourish across the country—except in Texas, where college football was still the only game in town. But in an unlikely series of events, two young oil tycoons started their own professional football franchises in Dallas the very same year: the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and, as part of a new upstart league designed to thwart the NFL’s hold on the game, the Dallas Texans of the AFL. Almost overnight, a bitter feud was born. The team owners, Lamar Hunt and Clint Murchison, became Mad Men of the gridiron, locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of the Texas pigskin faithful. Their teams took each other to court, fought over players, undermined each other’s promotions, and rooted like hell for the other guys to fail. A true visionary, Hunt of the Texans focused on the fans, putting together a team of local legends and hiring attractive women to drive around town in red convertibles selling tickets. Meanwhile, Murchison and his Cowboys focused on the game, hiring a young star, Tom Landry, in what would be his first-ever year as a head coach, and concentrating on holding their own against the more established teams in the NFL. Ultimately, both teams won the battle, but only one got to stay in Dallas and go on to become one of sports’ most quintessential franchises—”America’s Team.” In this highly entertaining narrative, rich in colorful characters and unforgettable stunts, Eisenberg recounts the story of the birth of pro-football in Dallas—back when the game began to be part of this country’s DNA.
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The Biography of the Youngest 1966 World Cup Hero

Author: David Tossell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781473660397

Category:

Page: 320

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It is a special footballer who wins the World Cup as a 21-year-old and ends a two-decade career as one of the most revered players in the history of four clubs. Former England captain Alan Ball was such a man: prodigy at Blackpool, youngest hero of 1966, Championship winner at Everton, British-record signing for the second time at Arsenal and veteran schemer for Southampton - not to mention footwear trend-setter. And all after being told he was too small to succeed in the game.Yet his years as a flat-cap wearing manager consisted mostly of relegation and promotion battles, some successful and some not, and plenty of frustration as he fought to produce winners in his own image and emulate the feats of his playing days. His life already touched tragically by the car crash that killed his father and the loss of his beloved wife Lesley to cancer, Ball died, aged only 61, after suffering a heart attack during a garden blaze.A decade on from his death, and drawing on interviews with family, friends and colleagues, Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots is the definitive study of one of English football's most enduring figures.
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A Biography

Author: Arnold Rampersad

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307788482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 5629

The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad, who was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachel, to tell her husband's story, and was given unprecedented access to his private papers. We are brought closer than we have ever been to the great ballplayer, a man of courage and quality who became a pivotal figure in the areas of race and civil rights. Born in the rural South, the son of a sharecropper, Robinson was reared in southern California. We see him blossom there as a student-athlete as he struggled against poverty and racism to uphold the beliefs instilled in him by his mother--faith in family, education, America, and God. We follow Robinson through World War II, when, in the first wave of racial integration in the armed forces, he was commissioned as an officer, then court-martialed after refusing to move to the back of a bus. After he plays in the Negro National League, we watch the opening of an all-American drama as, late in 1945, Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers recognized Jack as the right player to break baseball's color barrier--and the game was forever changed. Jack's never-before-published letters open up his relationship with his family, especially his wife, Rachel, whom he married just as his perilous venture of integrating baseball began. Her memories are a major resource of the narrative as we learn about the severe harassment Robinson endured from teammates and opponents alike; about death threats and exclusion; about joy and remarkable success. We watch his courageous response to abuse, first as a stoic endurer, then as a fighter who epitomized courage and defiance. We see his growing friendship with white players like Pee Wee Reese and the black teammates who followed in his footsteps, and his embrace by Brooklyn's fans. We follow his blazing career: 1947, Rookie of the Year; 1949, Most Valuable Player; six pennants in ten seasons, and 1962, induction into the Hall of Fame. But sports were merely one aspect of his life. We see his business ventures, his leading role in the community, his early support of Martin Luther King Jr., his commitment to the civil rights movement at a crucial stage in its evolution; his controversial associations with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Humphrey, Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller, and Malcolm X. Rampersad's magnificent biography leaves us with an indelible image of a principled man who was passionate in his loyalties and opinions: a baseball player who could focus a crowd's attention as no one before or since; an activist at the crossroads of his people's struggle; a dedicated family man whose last years were plagued by illness and tragedy, and who died prematurely at fifty-two. He was a pathfinder, an American hero, and he now has the biography he deserves. From the Hardcover edition.
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My Life in Football

Author: Micky Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785902420

Category: Soccer managers

Page: 344

View: 4834

Micky Adams has a football CV as long as your arm, having put in 438 appearances as a full-back - for teams such as Gillingham, Leeds, Fulham and Southampton, followed by a management career that took in over a dozen clubs at every tier of English football. As a manager, Adams took the helm at some of the biggest clubs in the English football, including Leicester City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Port Vale and Fulham, winning four promotions and a league title, as well as a reputation for bringing success and stability in often difficult environments. In this extraordinary autobiography, written with veteran sports writer and long-time friend Neil Moxley, Micky Adams reveals the truth behind incidents on and off the pitch, including what really happened at La Manga, where three Leicester City players were accused of sexual assault during a mid-season training break, and what it was like to play with Alan Shearer and Matt Le Tissier in one of the most enduring careers in football.
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A History of the Sussex Lunatic Asylum (St Francis Hospital) Haywards Heath

Author: James Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychiatric hospitals

Page: 321

View: 2995

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Fulham: A Nostalgic Look at a Century of the Club

Author: Richard Allen

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857330499

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 6984

This is a unique and magnificent collection of photographs of Fulham FC from the very early days until 2000-01, freshly selected from thousands of images in the "Daily Mirror's" extensive archive. These superb photos, many of them previously unpublished, document the rise, fall and rise again of London’s oldest football team.
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Revered and Reviled

Author: Richard Sutcliffe

Publisher: Great Northern

ISBN: 9781905080786

Category: Soccer managers

Page: 320

View: 511

Don Revie remains one of football's most controversial and complex characters. Through the eyes of those who knew him best, family, friends, team-mates, players, colleagues and even a member of the royal family, this title tells how a child born in Middlesbrough in the depression-hit 1920s rose to the very top as both a player and manager.
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a biography of Rita Hayworth

Author: Barbara Leaming

Publisher: Viking Pr

ISBN: 9780670819782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

View: 6442

A beautiful actress, a gifted dancer, a fiery screen temptress linked to some of the most handsome men of her generation, Rita Hayworth seemed to live the life that dreams are made of. But the reality behind the fantasy was a harsh one. Sexually abused by her father as a young girl, Rita constantly searched for a man to save her, marrying five times. At the age of forty-two, Alzheimer's disease began to ravage her mind, cutting short her career at its peak. A haunting and sympathetic tribute to the talented but insecure beauty who was created, and ultimately destroyed, by the movies.
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A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football

Author: Jon Henderson

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785903853

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 356

View: 7649

Long before television rights ushered in the age of the multi-millionaire footballer, the wages of professional players were capped so that they earned not much more than the national average wage. This was a time when the men who played for the great football clubs of Britain shared a bond of borderline penury with the fans they entertained. It was almost routine for players to travel to matches on the same public transport as the fans and, after the game, to return to homes that were as modest as those in which their supporters lived. Quite possibly, player and fan were next-door neighbours in a street of working families’ terraced houses. Despite the riches that decades later would come into the game, the struggle to end the maximum wage in football seems as worthy as any of the centuries-old skirmishes undertaken by working people against mean-spirited employers. For instance, England regular Tom Finney reflected caustically that of the £50,000-plus gate money the FA received from Wembley international matches, the eleven England players would share £550, with the remaining £49,450 going to the FA. This book takes the first-hand accounts of a disappearing generation of footballers before their stories are lost for ever. Some of those stories are scarcely believable. All of us who call ourselves football fans owe this book’s multifarious cast our thanks for giving the national game such a rich and deeply human heritage.
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Scotland in the World Cup Finals 1974-1998

Author: Archie Macpherson

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785302043

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 533

The enthralling inside story of Scottish football's golden age The 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia mark 20 years since Scotland last qualified for a major football tournament. It's a poignant, painful reminder of the state of our footballing nation. Qualification has never been easy, of course, but the golden age of many memorable and nail-biting nights is well worth remembering – in the hope that one day they may come again. Archie Macpherson commentated on all 18 of Scotland's World Cup matches during that purple patch from 1974 to 1998, and now in his Adventures in the Golden Age, he tells the story of the matches and the men that raised and dashed hopes in almost equal measure at the greatest tournament on earth. Between the 1974 clash with Zaire and the defeat against Morocco in 1998, there were adventures against Iran, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil and many others. And, throughout it all, Archie was the voice of Scottish football. He knew the players, the managers and the fans. He witnessed clashes of personality, managerial rages, nocturnal antics, BBC wranglings, the shadiness of FIFA – and that last painful evening in France. Archie Macpherson's World Cup adventures are brilliantly entertaining, capturing a golden age in Scottish football that may never be seen again.
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International Boxing Hall of Fame Official Record Book

Author: James B. Roberts,Alexander G. Skutt

Publisher: McBooks Press

ISBN: 9781590131213

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 782

View: 7957

A fully illustrated and researched update to a classic reference guide includes entries for all of the inductees in the Boxing Hall of Fame through 2006, in an official record book that lists key facts and figures while providing numerous action photographs. Original.
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The Autobiography of Tony Coton

Author: Tony Coton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909245617

Category:

Page: 250

View: 8318

Rejected by clubs, Coton became a professional footballer the hard way. A reputation as a fine young goalkeeper followed his big break at Birmingham City, and Coton was to become widely regarded as the best goalkeeper to never play for England. After playing for Watford, Manchester City and Manchester United, Coton became the first ever full-time goalkeeping coach under Sir Alex Ferguson just before United won a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble. From non-league to the top of the Premier League; from the Birmingham Six to a model professional, Coton has done it all.
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The Official Biography of Alan Hudson

Author: Jason Pettigrove

Publisher: St. David's Press

ISBN: 9781902719573

Category: Soccer players

Page: 256

View: 5261

Huddy, lovingly written by his friend Jason Pettigrove, describes Alan Hudson's determined fight for life and how his single-mindedness enabled him, along with the brilliance of the NHS and the support of close family and friends, to recover from horrendous injuries and rebuild his life. Alan's fascinating story is one that has never been fully told ... until now. 62 images.
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An American Family

Author: Dane Starbuck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865971844

Category: History

Page: 531

View: 4311

When local author Dane Starbuck set out several years ago to write the biography of Pierre Goodrich, scion of one of Indiana’s most prominent twentieth-century families, he soon discovered that it was impossible to really understand Pierre Goodrich without also closely examining his family. Starbuck’s years of research culminated in The Goodriches: An American Family, now available from Liberty Fund. This work is a revealing window into the founding ideals of both Indiana and our country, and how our founders meant these ideals to be lived. The Goodriches: An American Family begins with the birth of James P. Goodrich in 1864 and continues through the death of his son Pierre F. Goodrich in 1973. As the story of two fascinating and fiercely individualistic men, it is compelling reading, but as author Dane Starbuck says in the preface, ‘‘the later chapters of this book are as much a social commentary on American life in the twentieth century as parts of a biography of two accomplished men.” In his foreword to The Goodriches: An American Family, James M. Buchanan, Nobel laureate in economics and celebrated Liberty Fund author, says, “The Indiana Goodriches are an American family whose leading members, James and Pierre, helped to shape the American century. . . . This biography makes us recognize what is missing from the millennial setting in which we find ourselves. We have lost the ‘idea of America,’ both as a motivation for action and as a source of emotional self-confidence. We have lost that which the Goodriches possessed.” What did the Goodrich family “possess” which made them so unique? A belief in the power of knowledge, the importance of education, and a strong work ethic combined to imbue the Goodrich family with a distinctive sense of civic duty. James Goodrich served as governor of Indiana from 1917 to 1921 and as adviser to Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. During his eulogy of James Goodrich, the Reverend Gustav Papperman explained, “The Governor felt that he had been given talents that were a trust, that he was to administer them faithfully. . . .” According to author Dane Starbuck, “Education was a large part of the Goodriches’ work ethos. . . . The family viewed education as a process by virtue of which the individual remained informed, made better business decisions, learned the importance of citizenship, and was given an opportunity for individual self-improvement. Therefore, work and education became the centerpieces of the Goodrich family’s ethical and practical life.” In later years, Pierre Goodrich, successful businessman and entrepreneur, would set aside a portion of his estate to found Liberty Fund because he believed that the principles of liberty on which our nation was founded need to be constantly kept before the public.
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