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Duncan Edwards The Greatest

Author : James Leighton
ISBN : 9780857207814
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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One of the greatest players of all time, Duncan Edwards's story is one of tragic heroism. From a working-class Dudley upbringing, Edwards rose to great heights at Manchester United. In only five years, he helped United to win two league championships and to reach the semi-finals of the European Cup. Edwards made his England debut in a game against Scotland at just 18 years and 183 days. He went on to play 18 games for his country, including all four of the qualifying matches for the 1958 World Cup, in which he was expected to be a key player. Sir Bobby Charlton has described him as 'the only player that made me feel inferior' and Terry Venables claimed that, had he lived, it would have been Edwards, not Bobby Moore, who would have lifted the World Cup as captain in 1966. Page-turning and poignant, author James Leighton tells a story of a magnificent sportsman and great man - the perfect contrast to the headline-grabbing footballers of today.

Manchester United Greatest Games

Author : Rob Clark
ISBN : 9781909626973
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From the thousands of matches ever played by Manchester United, stretching from their roots as Newton Heath to the present-day colossus that has racked up more league titles and FA Cups to their name than any other club, here are 50 of United's most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Manchester United Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in everything from the dark days of Munich to the unmatched League/FA Cup/Champions League Treble. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Tommy Taylor, Duncan Edwards and Bobby Charlton, George Best, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes - springs to life in a thrilling selection of hard-fought derby matches, landmark European nights, and league and cup exploits. In all, a journey through the highlights of United history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.

Manchester United The History So Far

Author : Adrian Bradbury
ISBN : 9780955351143
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Are you a Man United fan? Do you want to improve your English skills? Then Manchester United: The History So Far is the perfect book for you. It’s a short history of our great club, written for people who find English difficult, but want to get better. The English is easy to read, and after each chapter there is a fun grammar or spelling task, all about football and United. The book covers all the main events in United’s history: the beginning, in 1878, when the Newton Heath football club was set up for railway workers; the name change to Manchester United, and the difficult times when the club almost went out of business; the glory of the Busby Babes; the terrible night in Munich when eight players were killed in a plane crash; the great team of Best, Law and Charlton in the 60s; the pain of relegation in 1974; the wonderful Sir Alex Ferguson years, when the club were the kings of both England and Europe. The story finishes as the 2016-17 season begins under new manager Jose Mourinho. In addition, three chapters tell about Manchester United legends: Duncan Edwards, Eric Cantona and Wayne Rooney. “Linking football and English learning is such a great idea. This book combines lovely storytelling with tips for improving grammar and spelling. It’s ideal for football fans who want to find out more about their club and improve their English at the same time.” Ruth Miskin OBE, creator of the most popular literacy programme in the UK and long time government adviser.

The Lost Babes Manchester United And The Forgotten Victims Of Munich

Author : Jeff Connor
ISBN : 9780007343546
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A moving story of how a legendary football team was lost to tragedy – and how this disaster irrevocably altered the lives of the survivors and the bereaved families, and ultimately brought shame on the biggest football club in the world.

Manchester S Finest

Author : David Hall
ISBN : 9781407033433
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On 6 February 1958, British European Airways flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runaway in Munich. On board were the Manchester United football team as well as a number of journalists and other passengers. News of the disaster sent shockwaves around the world. For people who lived in Manchester at the time and for football fans throughout Britain it was one of those moments when everybody remembers exactly where they were and how they heard the terrible news. Manchester United, nicknamed the Busby Babes after their manager, Matt Busby, who had created the world-beating side, were the leading team of the day. Seven of their players were killed instantly in the crash. Three weeks later Duncan Edwards, one of the most promising players ever to come out of England, lost his battle for life. Two other players, Jackie Blanchflower and Johnny Berry, were so severely injured that they were never able to play again. Manchester's Finest tells of this terrible air crash, but it is also the story of the immediate aftermath of the disaster and the effect on the city of Manchester. It paints a vivid picture of Manchester at that time, from February 1958 to the end of the season in May when a patched-up team, carried along on a great wave of emotion, reached the FA Cup Final. It is about the fans, the people of Manchester and about the place of a football team in the heart of a city.

Manchester United

Author : Edward Ensor
ISBN : 0954526791
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This publication looks at the great Manchester United era with Sir Matt Busby as manager which featured legends such as George Best, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Duncan Edwards. It details the teams European Cup victory in 1968 as well as the tragedy of the Munich air disaster which claimed the lives of eight players in 1958.

Manchester United The Biography

Author : Jim White
ISBN : 9780748123322
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Manchester United:The Biography will do for the football team what Peter Ackroyd did for London in his huge biog of the same name. The book follows the club's extraordinary journey from its birth in the railway works of Newton Heath to its current status as Premier League and European champions. The key stages in United's history will, of course, be covered: the Munich Air Crash of 1958, which saw the best part of an entire team (the Busby Babes) being killed; becoming the first English team to win the European Cup in 1968 (with Bobby Charlton and George Best); the dominance of the club in the Premiership; the controversial sale to American tycoon Malcolm Glazer, right up to Moscow 2008. But by drawing on the recollections of everyone from players and managers to fans and backroom staff, Jim has unearthed enough new material to interest die-hard fans and casual supporters alike. A fascinating history of a remarkable football club, by one of Britain's best-known and most popular sports writers.

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Author : Søren Frank
ISBN : 9781408187432
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A unique thematic history of Manchester United from the club's creation as humble Newton Heath in 1878 to its status as the world's greatest football brand, this book gets to the essence of the heart and soul of the club. Key topics explored include the club's ability to rise from the ashes, commitment to youth, propensity for an adventurous style of football, glamour, and commercialization and aggressive marketing. An intelligent and thought-provoking narrative of Manchester United exploring its cultural history within the broader cultural framework of globalization, working class traditions, mythology and the Munich Air Disaster, and pop culture. Søren Frank introduces a football aesthetics that examines and discusses what sets Manchester United apart in regard to football philosophy. It contains microanalyses of some of the most fascinating matches or moments, as well as original portraits of some of the club's greatest players, all of this peppered with fascinating statistical facts in the club's history.

Building The Dynasty

Author : Iain McCartney
ISBN : 9781785311109
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The definitive history of Manchester United's rise from being an 'ordinary' side in the 30s to a force in post-war English football. Discover the story of Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and the birth of the 'Babes' - the players, the games, the Building of the Dynasty. Having had the foresight to appoint an untried manager in Busby, the former Manchester City star overcame the challenge of having no home ground and cobbled together a United side to win the league and FA Cup. A lack of financial power saw the club embark on a youth development scheme under Murphy. Crowned First Division champions again in 1956, Busby took his youngsters to compete against the great sides in the fledgling European Cup; but it was a determination that was to prove fatal in Munich in 1958, on the homeward journey from a quarter-final tie in Belgrade. The unfulfilled dream had become a nightmare.

The Day A Team Died

Author : Frank Taylor
ISBN : 9780285639935
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Munich air crash of February 6th 1958 killed 8 members of Manchester United's Busby Babes, and seemed to be the end of the brilliant team Busby had built. Frank Taylor nearly died in the crash and during his hospitalization he wrote this book, and revised it extensively 25 years later to include all the subsequent knowledge about the crash, as well as to pay tribute to the United team that eventually won the European Cup in 1968 from the ashes of Busby's team. Even today Duncan Edwards is remembered as the greatest player England could have produced, nothing like the Busby Babes had been seen before and this revised edition pays tribute to Sir Matt Busby, who died in 1993.

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