THE TITLE: The Story of the First Division


THE TITLE: The Story of the First Division

SCOTT MURRAY    Book Number: 87881    Product format: Paperback

A lively, cherry-picked story of the old First Division, English football's top flight between 1888 and 1992. Rich with humour and packed with new research, experience final-day drama involving Huddersfield and Cardiff that knocks Michael Thomas into a cocked hat. Discover the managerial genius of Tom Watson, the Victorian Mourinho. Embark on righteous escapades with the irresistible Hughie Gallacher, wage a pools war that sweeps Edward VIII off the front pages, visit White Heart Lane with Chas & Dave and Jayne Mansfield, play Double Your Money with Bobby Charlton, join the hotel romp that cost Chelsea a championship, and catch up with old friends Bill Shankly, Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough. Exciting, surprising, witty and bitter sweet, this is a fresh and affectionate love-letter to the Beautiful Game, packed with unlikely anecdotes and trivia. 344pp in paperback, many colour and other photos. Even Victorian footballers are brought to life in this well-informed history.
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ISBN 9781472936646
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from Anonymous on 15/10/2020
This was bought as a gift, so have only glanced through it. The strongest parts seem to be about the formation of the league, and of the uncertain beginnings of several now famous clubs. Perhaps it became a little too obsessed with results, and match details.