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The Impossible Treble

Author : Steve Bartram
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Who can forget the FA Cup semi-final against reigning Double winners Arsenal, when Ryan Giggs scored an amazing solo effort in extra time to see his team through to Wembley? Then there was United's stunning last-day triumph to take the Premier League title. Has there ever been a greater captain's performance than the Roy Keane-inspired comeback against Juventus that took United to the Champions League final? And, of course, the final itself was the ultimate in footballing fairytales, as the Reds scored two goals in added time to snatch the trophy from Bayern Munich. No wonder the 1998-99 season still excites United fans everywhere. It was a story just waiting to be told in depth for the first time ever. Now, in this comprehensive account of that unique campaign, the authors have spoken to the players, the backroom staff and the fans to discover just what it was like to be a part of it all. The Impossible Treble tells the story from the inside, with players recalling the key moments that defined a season and created a legacy that lives on to this day. It was football drama at its best; this is football writing at its most compelling.

Manchester United in Europe

Author : Ken Ferris
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Manchester United's quest to win the European Cup was forged amidst the charred remains of an Elizabethan airliner that crashed on take-off at Munich's Riem Airport on 6 February 1958. Twenty-three people died in the tragedy, including eight of the famous Busby Babes. From that moment manager Matt Busby's goal of winning the European Cup became an obsession that permeated the whole club.Ten years after the Munich disaster, Busby achieved his dream when United - inspired by Bobby Charlton and George Best - beat Benfica 4-1 in extra time to lift the European Cup at Wembley. Some felt the ghosts of Munich were there to witness the club's joy. It seemed to be United's destiny finally to honour those who had lost their lives in pursuit of the gleaming silver trophy. But that triumph was to hang over the club for the next 31 years as United failed to regain those heights. Alex Ferguson's arrival spawned a flood of trophies, but the European Cup - by then known as the Champions League - remained elusively outside their grasp. Then came the last final of the twentieth century, against Bayern Munich in the towering splendour of Barcelona's Nou Camp, when United snatched a 2-1 victory from the jaws of defeat to complete the impossible Treble. Manchester United in Europe: Tragedy, Destiny, History recounts the course of those three European campaigns. Using first-hand accounts of the dramatic events, the book describes the sadness and the joy that have run through United's pursuit of European glory and considers the club's chances of ever repeating the European triumphs of the past.

The Telegraph Book of Champions

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How do you achieve sporting immortality? How do you develop a winning mentality? What seprates the best from the rest? While sporting greatness is for the few, there is much that the rest of us can learn from them. From the era-defining brilliance of Muhammad Ali to the tactical genius of Sir Alex Ferguson, gathered together here for the first time are the rare insights into what made some of the best sports men and women from the past century. Drawn from the Telegraph archives, this collection of interviews, contemporary accounts and first-person articles covering everyone from Michael Phelps to Dame Ellen MacArthur, Roger Federer to Michael Schumacher, Sir Steve Redgrave to Nicole Cooke, give a rare glimpse of how these individuals conquered the world. Through the snow, mud, ice and sun of the sporting calendar, TheTelegraph Book of Champions features one hundred champions from thirty-one sports. Side by side, in this unique collection, they line up as a reminder of what it takes to be the best, why success at the very top is only for the few, and what the rest of us mere mortals can learn from them.

Seasoning

Author : Ian Wood
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Janine is seventeen and has a kicking life: a job with her friends, some money to spend. And football. As in: she manages and plays for her own factory soccer team. She couldn’t be happier could she? She never imagined there could be more, but she did dream, and when the chance of making that dream a reality bounces up to her from out of the green, she puts her best foot forward. Barry Barnes, desperate to save his low league team from relegation and thereby save his job, was at the end of his wits; then he had the most absurd, yet the most rational idea possible: Why shouldn’t a woman play for a professional men’s league team if she’s good enough? Together, the two of them set out to find an acceptable answer to that question.

Life with Sir Alex

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This is the story of one of the most successful football clubs in history under one of the greatest football managers of our time. But it is also a book about what it has meant to be a Manchester United supporter during the remarkable 25-year reign of Sir Alex Ferguson. The book begins in the winter of 1986 - when Sir Alex found himself in charge of a demoralised club facing relegation - and describes the creation of his first great side, including Schmeichel, Bruce, Pallister, Keane, Ince, Giggs, Hughes and Cantona. It goes on to introduce Fergie's Fledglings - the generation of David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville - who were thrown straight into Ferguson's side as teenagers, won the double in 1995 and went on to seal the treble in Barcelona in 1999. It then describes how, after Beckham left for Real Madrid in 2003, United were knocked off their perch first by Arsenal, then by cash-rich Chelsea. Ferguson needed a response to Jose Mourinho's spectacular revolution ... And in Rooney and Ronaldo, playing alongside Rio Ferdinand, Scholes, Giggs, Tevez and Vidic, he found one. As much an homage to a great man as it is a passionate account of one fan's lifelong devotion to his team, Life with Sir Alex is a the perfect read for football fans all over the world.

Promised Land

Author : Anthony Clavane
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This is a book about football. It's about unconditional love for a club, even when it doesn't always seem to love you back. But it is also a book about much more than that. Anthony Clavane loves Leeds - certainly the football club, but also the city, and the tribes that make it. Now that he is an exile in the South, his frequent pilgrimages to the stadium speak for themselves. But he no less loves the rarely-glimpsed back-streets of his youth; and even has a feel for the long-gone slums where his ancestors once settled. Leeds is his promised land; idealised and unreachable, yet still it defines him. 'Sports writing at its very best' Daily Telegraph

Purnell s Encyclopedia of Sport

Author : Norman S. Barrett
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The Utah Magazine

Author : E. L. T. Harrison
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The Marathon

Author : Norman Giller
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Traces the history of the marathon, provides in-depth portraits of the world's greatest men and women marathoners, and lists all winners and record holders since 1896

Off Message

Author : Matthew Parris
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Focusing on 1997-2001, the four years when it seemed that Labour could do no wrong, Parrish considers not the policies but the performances. From his bird's-eye view in the press gallery, his extraordinary wit is finely blended with his insider's knowledge of life at Westminster.

Tablature for two lutes 12 duets

Author : Nigel North
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Country Life

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High Fidelity

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Audio

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High Fidelity Incorporating Musical America

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Olympics Greats

Author : Graeme Wright
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The Treble Almanack

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A Scorpion for Tea Or To Attempt the Impossible

Author : Rosemary Hollis
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The Treble Almanack for the Year

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Victorian Poetry

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