Manchester United On This Day

Manchester United On This Day

Manchester United On This Day

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

Newcastle United On This Day

Newcastle United On This Day

Newcastle United On This Day

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

Manchester City On This Day

Manchester City On This Day

Manchester City On This Day

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

The Life and Career of David Beckham

The Life and Career of David Beckham

The Life and Career of David Beckham

David Beckham is an English soccer player whose popularity extends beyond the field and into international celebrity. He has played for some of the best clubs in the world, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, and AC Milan, and is known worldwide for his free kick expertise and spectacular long-range shots. Beckham arrived to Major League Soccer in the United States already well-known to soccer fans, and by the time he left the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2012 with two league championships, he was one of the most recognized soccer players in the U.S. The Life and Career of David Beckham: Football Legend, Cultural Icon tells the story of Beckham’s singular dedication to becoming a renowned soccer player and his impact on the sport in the United States and worldwide. Through personal interviews, photographs, and extensive research, Tracey Savell Reavis not only illuminates the story of Beckham’s life on the soccer field, but also his status as a celebrity and a cultural phenomenon.

Aston Villa On This Day

Aston Villa On This Day

Aston Villa On This Day

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

Free the Manchester United One

Free the Manchester United One

Free the Manchester United One

In 1915 one of the most shameful occasions in sporting history took place. The players of Manchester United and Liverpool conspired to arrange that United would win their game with Liverpool by 2-0, thus permitting the conspirators to cash in on bets placed on that pre-arranged score-line of odds of 7/1. As a result, United did stay up but eight players were banned for life, one lost his life, the reputations of the two clubs were permanently tainted and football's image severely impaired. This is the amazing tale of that fateful Good Friday.

Match of the Day 365

Match of the Day 365

Match of the Day 365

For over half a century, Match of the Day has been essential viewing for football fans, whatever their allegiance – and no programme has captured the star-studded era of the Premier League better. From Wayne Rooney’s first stunning goal and Sergio Aguero’s last second title winning strike to England’s many penalty heartaches, the Match of the Day team has helped us all create indelible football memories. Written by Steve Wilson, one of the show’s leading commentators, Match of the Day 365 takes us day by day through the drama, glory and heartache of the Premier League era. Revisiting classics matches, thrilling goals, controversial decisions, game-changing transfers and more, Steve has created a fascinating portrait of modern football, and an essential addition to any football fan’s collection.

Liverpool FC On This Day

Liverpool FC On This Day

Liverpool FC On This Day

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

Everton FC On This Day

Everton FC On This Day

Everton FC On This Day

From great triumphs to great escapes Everton FC On This Day recounts, in diary form, major events and magic moments in the club's history. A club which was a founder member of both the Football League and the Premier League; which has spent more seasons in England's top flight than any other; and which has been champions nine times alongside the glories of five FA Cup wins and European successes, to boot. With entries for every day of the year, it records everything from the birth of Everton and the very early days as Victorian pioneers, to the emergence of Wayne Rooney as the latest stellar name to graduate from the Everton youth ranks in the early 21st Century.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 football writer and former Daily Echo journalist Neil Roberts, author of Blues & Beatles