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
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
Learning something new about your favorite club every day of the year The On This Day series offers a diary-style log of events that happened on each calendar day of the year. Each of the 365 entries covers a major event in the club's history, drawing from every era. Vital matches, shock transfers, sensational signings, cup matches, promotions, and unforgettable moments that have shaped the club into what it is today—they're all in here.
Manchester City Football Club are regarded as one of the most innovative, forward-thinking sporting organizations not only in Europe, but the world. The Premier League side has been crowned champions in 2012 and 2014, winning several domestic trophies in recent years and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.The Club’s annual turnover is now in the top 10 in world football and the team has many of the best players and, in coach Pep Guardiola, the best club coach in world football. Averaging more than 54,000 attendees per home game, only Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham have bigger crowds. And with more than 25 million Facebook Likes, 4 million Instagram users and 5 million Twitter followers, City is one of the fastest-growing clubs in European football. But what goes on behind the scenes? Who are the people driving the Club forward and how do Manchester City operate on a day-to-day basis? The Official Manchester City Stadium Manual aims to show the steel behind the silk – the men, women, technology and machinery behind a club that boasts more than 2 million fans worldwide and 750,000 supporters throughout the UK. From state-of-the art facilities at the City Football Academy, to the green technology that powers the stadium on a match day, this is a fascinating and rarely seen glimpse at the army of people who make things happen. Meet Rose, the press room tea lady who has been at the Club for more than 50 years, and Hudson, the hawk brought in to kill vermin on night-time hunts. The technology behind the floodlights and scoreboard, the garlic spreading on the training pitches and how security keep drones away from taking pictures of training are all shown. The club photographers provide fantastic color images to accompany the in depth text, all presented in an appealing style, giving the reader the real 'behind the scenes' insight into the life in the stadium. Contents include First team, Manchester City Women, Elite Development Squad, Academy, Player Care, Ticketing, Matchday Experience, Social Media, City TV, Press & PR, Partnerships, the Ground staff, Catering and Hospitality, Stewards and Security, and City in the Community.
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
Taking you through the year day by day, The Manchester Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the city. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults of Manchester’s archives and covering the social, criminal, political, religious, agricultural, industrial and military history of the city, it will delight residents and visitors alike.
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
Ultimate Football Heroes Collection Manchester City
Follow the stories of De Bruyne, Aguero and Sterling, three Manchester City Legends, in this exciting collection of stories written by Matt and Tom Oldfield. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of fictional biographies about the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to superstar professional player. Written in a fast-paced, action-packed style, these books are perfect for all the family to collect and enjoy.
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