Manchester City On This Day chronicles, in diary form, the major events and unforgettable moments in the club's history. With individual entries for each day of the year, and multiple listings for more historic days in the Blues' life, it includes all the club's major games, promotions, significant events and sensational signings. Who could forget May 11 1968, when City clinched their last league title with a 4-3 win at Newcastle United? And no City fan will look at the date of September 9, 1989 without thinking of the 5-1 thrashing of neighbours Manchester United. It's all here, plus every embarrassing cup defeat and glorious triumph at home and abroad. Foreword by former Manchester City player Andy Morrison Includes contemporary and historic images of club legends and from the key events and matches from the club's colourful history Written by respected football journalist David Clayton, author of more than 50 books, including the best-selling Ollie: The Autobiography of Ian Holloway
Officially endorsed by the club, this is more than a diary, covering Birmingham City's 126 year history in 365 days of the year with facts, stats, match of the day, birthdays and most recently the promotion to the Premiership.
Willie Leroy Rosenior - better known as Leroy Rosenior - is a former professional footballer, manager and now media commentator. Leroy's parents were born and raised in Sierra Leone before settling in Britain in the early 1950s and his story cuts across three generations of the Rosenior family. It's the story of an extrovert father who dealt with the racism - both everyday and life-threatening - with wit and charm; of a son who learned that keeping your head down was the best option for a black player in English professional football in the early Eighties when racism was rife; and his son Liam, who has followed his father into football and carved out a successful Premier League career. Laced with humorous anecdotes from Leroy's varied life and career, this book offers a deeply personal insight into the damaging effects of racism in football and in British society as a whole. At a time when football's administrators continue to fumble the ball on issues of discrimination, Leroy draws on his own experience - and that of other high-profile football personalities - to offer practical solutions.
Liverpool FC On This Day is a diary-style log of events that happened on each calendar day of the year. If something happened that was important in the Reds' life, you'll find it in here. How about May 25 2005 when AC Milan stood in the way of yet another European triumph? Or January 31 2011 when the Reds smashed their transfer record by signing Andy Carroll from Newcastle? Vital matches, shock transfers, cup matches and unforgettable moments that have shaped Liverpool FC into the world famous club it is today - plus so much more. Foreword by a Liverpool legend Includes contemporary and historic images of club legends and from the key events and matches from the club's colourful history Written by respected football historian and journalist David Clayton, author of more than 50 sports books, including the best-selling Ollie: The Autobiography of Ian Holloway and the acclaimed Feed the Goat - The Shaun Goater Story
Aston Villa On This Day recounts, in diary form, major events and magic moments in the history of the Villa Park club.From its foundation by the congregation of Handsworth's Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Victorian Birmingham to the ignominy of Third Division football Aston Villa has been a unique football club. On This Day includes some of the most famous names such as John Devey, Archie Hunter and William McGregor, founder of the Football League, of which Villa were original members. With an entry for every day, this book will take any fan on a wonderful journey from Victorian FA Cup finals to that magic 1982 night in Rotterdam when a Peter Withe goal clinched the European Cup.Key features- Part of the popular and successful On This Day series which features a number of football, cricket and sports clubs- Includes contemporary and historic images of club legends and from the key events and matches from the club's colourful history- Written by veteran football writer and Sky Sports pundit Brian Beard
Newcastle United On This Day recounts, in diary form, major events and magic moments in the history of the Magpies. Such as the great triumphs of the 1900s when three league titles were won, the 1950s when three FA Cups were brought back to Tyneside and the heady European triumph of 1969. Less happy days like relegations and miserable FA Cup exits to lower division teams are also chronicled. Alongside the achievements and matches, great players like Peter McWilliam, Colin Veitch, Hughie Gallacher, Frank Hudspeth, Jackie Milburn, Bobby Mitchell, Bobby Moncur, Malcolm MacDonald and Alan Shearer all appear.Key features- Part of the popular and successful On This Day series which features a number of football, cricket and sports clubs- Includes contemporary and historic images of club legends and from the key events and matches from the club's colourful history- Written by veteran football author and historian David Potter, author of a number of football titles
A daily Gunners diary, Arsenal On This Day reveals all the important events in the club's history beginning with the first match in 1886. Learn which Arsenal player won an Olympic Gold Medal; the legend who debuted on the day George Graham was born; the day which links Bertie Mee and Arsene Wenger, and who is Arsenal's youngest ever hat-trick scorer. Find out which Arsenal player had a solo hit in the pop charts; the Arsenal manager was sacked on Friday the 13th and who was suspended for baring his buttocks to the North Bank. With individual entries for every day, and multiple listings for more historic and busier days, this book includes all the club's big matches, promotions, cup runs, significant events, and sensational signings.
Discover 365 gruesome tales from Birmingham’s past. With appalling accidents, frightful crimes and extraordinary deaths, there’s something to surprise even the most hardened reader. Featured here is the man who deliberately swallowed his wooden walking stick, a nineteenth-century horsemeat scandal, a drunken dispute that led to a man being stabbed in the eye with a table fork, and the lightning storm which hit a fog-signalling factory, setting off 43,000 explosions. True accounts of fires, catastrophes, murders, executions and a variety of nasty goings-on in the Birmingham of yesteryear await you within.
Manchester United On This Day recounts, in diary form, the events that have shaped the history of one of the most famous clubs on the planet. From formation as Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway FC in 1878 to Sir Alex Ferguson's current Red Devils, Manchester United On This Day attempts to document it all. Great days are covered, like the night of Sir Matt Busby and United's first European Cup triumph, or the incredible evening United won an historic first treble. Days of great sadness are also documented, including February 6th, 1958 - the most poignant date in United's history, when so many of the Busby Babes perished as a result of the Munich air tragedy.Key features- Part of the popular and successful On This Day series which features a number of football, cricket and sports clubs- Includes contemporary and historic images of club legends and from the key events and matches from the club's colourful history- Written by veteran football writer Mike Donovan, a winner of two British Sportswriter of the Year awards
Yorkshire CCC was officially formed on 8 January 1863. Ever since, and even before, that date there have been incidents, matches, controversies and characters that have made Yorkshire cricket famous around the world. All of the events that comprise the most successful cricket club in England have been chronicled in the first-ever Yorkshire CCC On This Day - fully endorsed by the club and a vast piece of research on cricket in Yorkshire, at Headingley and around Yorkshire's cricket grounds.All major events, achievements, related stories and the great cricketers who played their part throughout Yorkshire's immense history are covered. For a county that is justifiably proud of its teams down the years this is a book that supporters will repeatedly refer to.Key features- Title supported and officially endorsed by Yorkshire CCC- Part of the popular and successful On This Day series featuring a number of football and cricket clubs- Includes contemporary and historic images of club legends and from the key events and matches from the club's colourful history- Written by respected Yorkshire CCC cricket writer James Butler