Johnny Haynes

Portrait of a Football Genius

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Author: James Gardner

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 9781785313042

Category:

Page: 320

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Johnny Haynes: Portrait of a Football Genius is the biography of one of England's greatest ever footballers - a player described by Pele as "the greatest passer of a ball I have ever seen." He was capped 56 times, 22 as captain, including the 9-3 hammering of the Scots at Wembley in 1961. He succeeded Denis Compton as the 'Brylcreem Boy'. When he became the first �100-a-week player it cemented his celebrity superstar status as the David Beckham of his day. Haynes only ever played for one professional club and finished his playing career in South Africa. He retired into relative obscurity and lived the last 20 years of his life in Edinburgh before tragically dying in a car accident in 2005. In his obituary, James Lawton wrote, "Haynes was still the beginning and end of how football should be played. He had the wit to change the way the game was understood and played in this country." His fascinating life story is told through his family, ex-team-mates, famous journalists and celebrities as well as his fans.

Johnny Haynes

Portrait of a Football Genius

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Author: James Gardner

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785313479

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Johnny Haynes: Portrait of a Football Genius is the biography of one of England's greatest ever footballers - a player described by Pele as "the greatest passer of a ball I have ever seen." He was capped 56 times, 22 as captain, including the 9-3 hammering of the Scots at Wembley in 1961. He succeeded Denis Compton as the 'Brylcreem Boy'. When he became the first £100-a-week player it cemented his celebrity superstar status as the David Beckham of his day. Haynes only ever played for one professional club and finished his playing career in South Africa. He retired into relative obscurity and lived the last 20 years of his life in Edinburgh before tragically dying in a car accident in 2005. In his obituary, James Lawton wrote, "Haynes was still the beginning and end of how football should be played. He had the wit to change the way the game was understood and played in this country." His fascinating life story is told through his family, ex-team-mates, famous journalists and celebrities as well as his fans.

Have Boots Will Travel

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Author: Paul Large

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 9781909626287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Frank Large was deemed a legend by many different sets of fans in the 1960s and 1970s. Famed for his never-say-die attitude and fearsome goal-scoring qualities, his peripatetic soccer career saw him star for no less than nine clubs. The story of a “working-class hero, who embodied so many of the game's virtues”—lovingly told by his son, Paul.

Alan Ball: the Man in White Boots

The Biography of the Youngest 1966 World Cup Hero

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Author: David Tossell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781473660397

Category:

Page: 320

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It is a special footballer who wins the World Cup as a 21-year-old and ends a two-decade career as one of the most revered players in the history of four clubs. Former England captain Alan Ball was such a man: prodigy at Blackpool, youngest hero of 1966, Championship winner at Everton, British-record signing for the second time at Arsenal and veteran schemer for Southampton - not to mention footwear trend-setter. And all after being told he was too small to succeed in the game.Yet his years as a flat-cap wearing manager consisted mostly of relegation and promotion battles, some successful and some not, and plenty of frustration as he fought to produce winners in his own image and emulate the feats of his playing days. His life already touched tragically by the car crash that killed his father and the loss of his beloved wife Lesley to cancer, Ball died, aged only 61, after suffering a heart attack during a garden blaze.A decade on from his death, and drawing on interviews with family, friends and colleagues, Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots is the definitive study of one of English football's most enduring figures.

Billy Wright

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Author: Norman Giller

Publisher: Robson Press

ISBN: 9781861056955

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 329

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Billy Wright captained England 90 times on the way to becoming the first footballer to win 100 international caps. He was skipper of the all-conquering Wolves team that pioneered European football nights in the 1950s. In a Hero for All Seasons, Norman Giller - who was a close friend - traces his life and times. Billy was the David Beckham of his time. When he married Joy Beverley of the Beverley Sisters in 1959, their wedding stopped the traffic. It received almost as much publicity as the Posh Spice/Becks union 40 years later. A Hero for All Seasons is not only a story of a great sportsman, but also of an era of football that has disappeared from sight. Just one difference; David Beckham earns in just one week more that Billy Wright picked up as a player throughout a 20-year career. The author discusses the many other changes that have occurred to the game since Wright's time, while also exploring his career and his personal life as he rose from humble beginnings to become a folk-hero.

Micky Adams

My Life in Football

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Author: Micky Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785902420

Category: Soccer managers

Page: 344

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Micky Adams has a football CV as long as your arm, having put in 438 appearances as a full-back - for teams such as Gillingham, Leeds, Fulham and Southampton, followed by a management career that took in over a dozen clubs at every tier of English football. As a manager, Adams took the helm at some of the biggest clubs in the English football, including Leicester City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Port Vale and Fulham, winning four promotions and a league title, as well as a reputation for bringing success and stability in often difficult environments. In this extraordinary autobiography, written with veteran sports writer and long-time friend Neil Moxley, Micky Adams reveals the truth behind incidents on and off the pitch, including what really happened at La Manga, where three Leicester City players were accused of sexual assault during a mid-season training break, and what it was like to play with Alan Shearer and Matt Le Tissier in one of the most enduring careers in football.

Being Fulham

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Author: Roland Jaquarello

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244023799

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

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This is one supporter's story about Fulham Football Club's dramatic 2016-17 season in The Championship . Interwoven with memories of the club's past and football history, it's a fan's perspective of the highs and lows of a memorable season. Laced with humour, anecdote, frustration and elation, the author lays bare his love of London's oldest club while maintaining a wary eye on its failings. The book captures not only the oscillating emotions of games, but travelling with supporters, media coverage and even the effect on his own domestic life. It's a rollercoaster, entertaining journey as Fulham push for promotion to The Premier League.... Roland Jaquarello has been a Fulham supporter since 1956, when the legendary Johnny Haynes let him watch training. He's a theatre/radio, Director/Producer, who's worked for The Royal Court, Abbey Theatre and BBC. His other publication is Memories of Development: My Times In Irish Theatre and Broadcasting.

Athelstan (Penguin Monarchs)

The Making of England

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Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241187826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 1896

The formation of England occurred against the odds: an island divided into rival kingdoms, under savage assault from Viking hordes. But, after King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex and his son Edward expanded it, his grandson Athelstan inherited the rule of both Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and was hailed as Rex totius Britanniae: 'King of the whole of Britain'. Tom Holland recounts this extraordinary story with relish and drama, transporting us back to a time of omens, raven harbingers and blood-red battlefields. As well as giving form to the figure of Athelstan - devout, shrewd, all too aware of the precarious nature of his power, especially in the north - he introduces the great figures of the age, including Alfred and his daughter Aethelflaed, 'Lady of the Mercians', who brought Athelstan up at the Mercian court. Making sense of the family rivalries and fractious conflicts of the Anglo-Saxon rulers, Holland shows us how a royal dynasty rescued their kingdom from near-oblivion and fashioned a nation that endures to this day.

Sweet Bells Jangled Out of Tune

A History of the Sussex Lunatic Asylum (St Francis Hospital) Haywards Heath

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Author: James Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychiatric hospitals

Page: 321

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Jeff Gordon

His Dream, Drive & Destiny

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Author: Joe Garner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603803960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The first-ever authorized biography of Jeff Gordon, the four-time championracing legend. For over a year, Garner interviewed and observed Gordon atraces, special events, and at home. The book is based on extensive interviewswith Gordon as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues, some of whom have never gone onthe record before. Jeff speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about hischildhood, his much publicized divorce, those he competed against, hisfamily, and life after racing.This fully illustrated hardcover biography will allow privileged access to awealth of exclusive unseen and rare material from Gordon s personal photoand memorabilia collection. Gordon s meteoric rise through racing s ranksis a classic American success story. Readers will find inspiration in Gordon scandid take on his pivotal life episodes."

It's Only Banter

The Autobiography of Leroy Rosenior

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Author: Leroy Rosenior,Leo Moynihan

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 9781785312083

Category:

Page: 256

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My Life

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Author: Bill Clinton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400043934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1008

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President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House—a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college, working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford, becoming part of the Vietnam War protest movement; at Yale Law School, campaigning on the grassroots level for Democratic candidates; back in Arkansas, running for Congress, attorney general, and governor. We see his career shaped by his resolute determination to improve the life of his fellow citizens, an unfaltering commitment to civil rights, and an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of political life. We come to understand the emotional pressures of his youth—born after his father’s death; caught in the dysfunctional relationship between his feisty, nurturing mother and his abusive stepfather, whom he never ceased to love and whose name he took; drawn to the brilliant, compelling Hillary Rodham, whom he was determined to marry; passionately devoted, from her infancy, to their daughter, Chelsea, and to the entire experience of fatherhood; slowly and painfully beginning to comprehend how his early denial of pain led him at times into damaging patterns of behavior. President Clinton’s book is also the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written—encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks, achievements. It is a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals. It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right, and how he survived and prevailed. It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them: • The ten-year-old boy watching the national political conventions on his family’s new (and first) television set. • The young candidate looking for votes in the Arkansas hills and the local seer who tells him, “Anybody who would campaign at a beer joint in Joiner at midnight on Saturday night deserves to carry one box. . . . You’ll win here. But it’ll be the only damn place you win in this county.” (He was right on both counts.) • The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign. • The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole. • The delicate manipulation needed to convince Rabin and Arafat to shake hands for the camera while keeping Arafat from kissing Rabin. • The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidency. Here is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice. A unique book by a unique American. From the Hardcover edition.

I'll Take You There

A Novel

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Author: Wally Lamb

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062656295

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women, Wally Lamb—author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels including She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much is True, and We Are Water—weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it. I’ll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit—and in some cases relive—scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screen. In these magical movies, the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life. There’s his daughter Aliza, a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post-modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, Frances, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competition, a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades. At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions, Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois, who is later joined by the spirits of other celluloid muses. Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face.

If this was happiness

a biography of Rita Hayworth

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Author: Barbara Leaming

Publisher: Viking Pr

ISBN: 9780670819782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

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A beautiful actress, a gifted dancer, a fiery screen temptress linked to some of the most handsome men of her generation, Rita Hayworth seemed to live the life that dreams are made of. But the reality behind the fantasy was a harsh one. Sexually abused by her father as a young girl, Rita constantly searched for a man to save her, marrying five times. At the age of forty-two, Alzheimer's disease began to ravage her mind, cutting short her career at its peak. A haunting and sympathetic tribute to the talented but insecure beauty who was created, and ultimately destroyed, by the movies.

When Footballers Were Skint

A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football

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Author: Jon Henderson

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785903853

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 356

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Long before television rights ushered in the age of the multi-millionaire footballer, the wages of professional players were capped so that they earned not much more than the national average wage. This was a time when the men who played for the great football clubs of Britain shared a bond of borderline penury with the fans they entertained. It was almost routine for players to travel to matches on the same public transport as the fans and, after the game, to return to homes that were as modest as those in which their supporters lived. Quite possibly, player and fan were next-door neighbours in a street of working families’ terraced houses. Despite the riches that decades later would come into the game, the struggle to end the maximum wage in football seems as worthy as any of the centuries-old skirmishes undertaken by working people against mean-spirited employers. For instance, England regular Tom Finney reflected caustically that of the £50,000-plus gate money the FA received from Wembley international matches, the eleven England players would share £550, with the remaining £49,450 going to the FA. This book takes the first-hand accounts of a disappearing generation of footballers before their stories are lost for ever. Some of those stories are scarcely believable. All of us who call ourselves football fans owe this book’s multifarious cast our thanks for giving the national game such a rich and deeply human heritage.

The Boxing Register

International Boxing Hall of Fame Official Record Book

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Author: James B. Roberts,Alexander G. Skutt

Publisher: McBooks Press

ISBN: 9781590131213

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 782

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A fully illustrated and researched update to a classic reference guide includes entries for all of the inductees in the Boxing Hall of Fame through 2006, in an official record book that lists key facts and figures while providing numerous action photographs. Original.

There to Be Shot at

The Autobiography of Tony Coton

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Author: Tony Coton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909245617

Category:

Page: 250

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Rejected by clubs, Coton became a professional footballer the hard way. A reputation as a fine young goalkeeper followed his big break at Birmingham City, and Coton was to become widely regarded as the best goalkeeper to never play for England. After playing for Watford, Manchester City and Manchester United, Coton became the first ever full-time goalkeeping coach under Sir Alex Ferguson just before United won a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble. From non-league to the top of the Premier League; from the Birmingham Six to a model professional, Coton has done it all.

Huddy

The Official Biography of Alan Hudson

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Author: Jason Pettigrove

Publisher: St. David's Press

ISBN: 9781902719573

Category: Soccer players

Page: 256

View: 3871

Huddy, lovingly written by his friend Jason Pettigrove, describes Alan Hudson's determined fight for life and how his single-mindedness enabled him, along with the brilliance of the NHS and the support of close family and friends, to recover from horrendous injuries and rebuild his life. Alan's fascinating story is one that has never been fully told ... until now. 62 images.