The Biography of Manchester City


Author: David Clayton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909534100
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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This beautifully written book tells the full story of Manchester City FC, one of the Premier League's modern juggernauts (and current Champions) and a club steeped in a glorious history.Formed in 1880 as St. Marks (West Gorton) they became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and quickly formed one half of a rivalry along with a certain Newton Heath... who went on to become Manchester United!The book takes readers through the formative years, explains why the rivalry with United became so strong, how the club became known as 'Manchester's club' and moved into Maine Road in 1923. Fans are taken through the glory days of Summerbee, Bell, Lee and Tueart in the 60s and 70s and into the dark days of relegation in the late 90s and the miraculous revival under Kevin Keegan.David Clayton is City's official journalist and he writes with inside knowledge on the board room intrigues as the club is taken over by Thailand's Prime Minister and then by the Abu Dhabi Group to become one of the wealthiest clubs in the World, winning the 2012 Premier League title while playing at a sold out state of the art new Stadium every week.

The Anatomy of Manchester United

A History in Ten Matches
Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409144461
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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Award-winning football writer Jonathan Wilson selects ten landmark matches from Manchester United's history, from the first time they lifted the FA Cup, beating Bristol City in 1909, to the Cup victory of 2016 that proved to be Louis van Gaal's last game in charge. In doing so, he identifies the pivotal moments in the club's rise to being one of the foremost teams of the twentieth century. With his trademark tactical acumen, Wilson goes back to the matches themselves and subjects them to forensic examination, re-evaluating and reassessing, and going beyond the white noise of banal player quotes and instant judgements to discover why what happened happened. It is in this way, as far as possible, a football history of a great club. And because this is Manchester United, there is additional resonance. From the completion of Old Trafford in 1910, United have had a significant financial advantage. Yet their past has not been one of sustained success. As such, their history is also, to an extent, a history of English football, with all of its possibilities and frustrations.

Carlos Tevez

Welcome to Manchester : the Biography of Manchester City's Super Striker
Author: Ian McLeay
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 9781844548286
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 296
View: 345

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Carlos Tevez is one of the Premier League's most lethal finishers, loved by Manchester United and Argentina fans alike, and respected by many more in the world of soccer. After completing a protracted and controversial move to Manchester from West Ham in August 2007, Tevez quickly established himself as a fans' favorite as he developed a deadly partnership with Wayne Rooney up front. During his first season with the club he scored an incredible 19 goals, which were instrumental in sealing the Reds' Premier League and Champions League Double in 2008. In his second season at United he has added the Club World Cup and League Cup to his trophy haul, scoring his first United hat trick in the process against Blackburn Rovers. And it isn't just United fans who hold Tevez in great esteem—he still commands a special place in the hearts of West Ham supporters after he scored an incredible winner against Manchester United on the last day of the 2006/7 season, which ensured West Ham's top-flight survival. Thanks to his stints at Boca juniors and Brazilian side Corinthians at the start of his career, he is also a popular figure across South America. On the international stage, he scored a phenomenal eight goals to seal gold medal victory for Argentina at the 2004 Olympic Games, and is a regular in the Argentina side.

The Baby Faced Assasin - The Biography of Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Author: Ian Macleay
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784185477
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an Old Trafford legend. After three injury-ravaged years, he blazed back to reignite his career and that of his club, Manchester United. His fantastic goals have thrown out a challenge to the Abramovich empire which had emerged in his absence and risen to dominate the Premiership, challenging Man United's position as the world's greatest club. Famous for his youthful looks and uncanny ability to score in the dying minutes of important games, often coming on as a 'super-sub', he's one of football's most cerebral and naturally gifted strikers.His last-gasp winner in injury time against Barcelona in 1999's Champions League final helped secure the crowning glory of Man Utd's glorious Treble. Plagued by a knee injury, Solskjaer has nonetheless earned sixty caps for Norway, and continues to put them away to deadly effect for his club, who never tire of singing 'You Are My Solskjaer' whether he's on the pitch or not. And he's committed his future to Old Trafford with the prospect of coaching duties after 2008, where his knowledge of the game, skill and attitude can continue to benefit his adopted home.In this informative and insightful book, sports writer Ian MacLeay charts the highs and lows of The Baby Faced Assassin's career to provide an in-depth look at both the man and the striker who looks set to go down in history alongside Denis Law and Jimmy Greaves. It is a must-read for any sports fan.

A History of Manchester


Author: Stuart Hylton
Publisher: Phillimore
ISBN: 9780750967280
Category: Manchester (England)
Page: 304
View: 700

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Manchester has a story that is no ordinary local history. Its life has been inextricably entwined with the rise and fall of the nation's fortunes and, tono small extent, those of the British Empire. Manchester was the shock city of the early 19th century- the place where it was all happening. The radical new relationships forged there between employer and employee greatly influenced the development of Marxism, with all its consequences for the 20th century. In transport terms alone, the city led the way with the first real canal, the first real railway, the first public bus service and the first municipal airport. Its local government set a pace for enterprise that the rest of the country could only follow. The social and economic problems that arose here became matters of national concern, while the political issues thatstirred the city led to national reform. Disraeli coined the term 'the Manchester School' to describe the middle-class radicals who were the prime movers of the Anti-Corn Law League. The Manchester Guardian held the attention of the nation's decision-makers for many decades before it became a national newspaper, and when the population took to the streets they shook the government to its core.This book is for anyone wishing to know more about Manchester's illustrious past and the city's prominent place in the nation's development.

A History of the University of Manchester, 1973-90


Author: Brian Pullan,Michele Abendstern
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 184779551X
Category: Education
Page: 352
View: 2039

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Frank and entertaining account of the University of Manchester's struggle to meet the Government's demands for the rapid expansion of higher education in the 1950s and the 1960s. Looks at the University's ambitious building program: the controversial attempts to reform its constitution and improve its communications amid demands for greater democracy in the workplace, the struggle to retain its old pre-eminence in a competitive world where new 'green field' universities were rivalling older civic institutions. Tells the story, not just from the point of view of administrators and academics, but also from those of students and support staff (such as secretaries, technicians and engineers). Uses, not only official records, but also student newspapers, political pamphlets, and reminisences collected through interviews conducted by an experienced oral historian. The only book on the University of Manchester as a whole.

The Official Illustrated History of Manchester United

All New : the Full Story and Complete Record 1878-2008
Author: Alex Murphy,Bobby Charlton,Andrew Endlar
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780752898629
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
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The history of Manchester United is one of the most incredible sporting stories. In 1878, the club's forerunner, Newton Heath, was founded by the dining room committee of the carriage and waggon works of a local railway company. Now, 130 years later, it is the world's favourite football team with a fanbase of 139 million. This fascinating account shows how United got from there to here, taking in bankruptcy in 1902, a golden Edwardian era, inter-war depression, the Busby era (including the Munich Air Disaster of 1958 and the European Cup win of 1968), and all the way through to their current success under Sir Alex Ferguson that has brought the club nine League titles and a unique Treble in 1999 when United won the League, FA Cup and Champions League. The 2007-08 campaign was one of the most dramatic in the club's history, climaxing with the Champions League final in Moscow.The story features interviews with many of the players who had a key influence in events, and is packed with superb photographs and surprising facts to ensure that this is one book no fan can be without.

A History of the University of Manchester, 1951-73


Author: Brian Pullan,Michele Abendstern
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719056703
Category: Education
Page: 281
View: 6788

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Frank and entertaining account of the University of Manchester's struggle to meet the Government’s demands for the rapid expansion of higher education in the 1950s and the 1960s. Looks at the University's ambitious building program: the controversial attempts to reform its constitution and improve its communications amid demands for greater democracy in the workplace, the struggle to retain its old pre-eminence in a competitive world where new ‘green field’ universities were rivalling older civic institutions. Tells the story, not just from the point of view of administrators and academics, but also from those of students and support staff (such as secretaries, technicians and engineers). Uses, not only official records, but also student newspapers, political pamphlets, and reminisences collected through interviews conducted by an experienced oral historian. The only book on the University of Manchester as a whole.

Manchester United: The Biography

The Complete Story of the World's Greatest Football Club
Author: Jim White
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0748123326
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 464
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75 MILLION FANS. AN ANNUAL INCOME OF MORE THAN £200 MILLION. AND A STORY THAT HAS NEVER FULLY BEEN TOLD - UNTIL NOW. 'A wonderfully entertaining history' Sunday Telegraph 'When historians 1,000 years from now try to fathom the cult of Manchester United Football Club, White will be a good place to start' Financial Times MANCHESTER UNITED: THE BIOGRAPHY contains everything a football fan needs to know about the club, from its birth in the smog-bound mud of Newton Heath to the Theatre of Dreams. From the solid yeomanry of Lancelot Holliday Richardson, through the gilded days of Law, Best and Charlton, to the dazzling artistry of Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Averio and the pursuit of a record-equaling 18th League title. Award-winning journalist and lifelong red Jim White brings the history of this extraordinary club to life - unofficial and unbiased, it is written with the passion of a true fan.

Manchester United

The Biography, from Newton Heath to Moscow, the Complete Story of the World's Greatest Football Club
Author: Jim White
Publisher: Little Brown Uk
ISBN: 9781847441126
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 438
View: 1984

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Manchester United The Biography will do for the football team what Peter Ackroyd did for London in his huge biog of the same name. The book will follow the club's extraordinary journey from its birth in the railway works of Newton Heath to its current status as the biggest club in world football. The key stages in United's history will, of course, be covered: the Munich Air Crash of 1958, which saw the best part of an entire team (the Busby Babes) being killed; becoming the first English team to win the European Cup in 1968 (with Bobby Charlton and George Best); the dominance of the club in the Premiership; the controversial sale to American tycoon Malcolm Glazer, and much more. But by drawing on the recollections of everyone from players and managers to fans and backroom staff, Jim will unearth enough new material to interest die-hard fans and casual supporters alike. This will be a fascinating history of a remarkable football club, by one of Britain's best-known and most popular sports writers.

The Unseen Archives

A Photographic History of Manchester United
Author: Lance Bellers,Steve Absalom,Simon Spinks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780752563039
Category: Soccer teams
Page: 383
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Owen Hargreaves

The Biography of Manchester United's Midfield Maestro
Author: Ian Macleay
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 9781844545896
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 8172

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Born in Calgary, Canada, the son of a former Bolton player, Owen Hargreaves joined the Bayern Munich youth system at the age of 16. Playing for one of the powerful teams in the world he won a Champions League medal in his debut season - only the second Englishman ever to win such an honour with a foreign team.

A History of Manchester College

From its Foundation in Manchester to its Establishment in Oxford
Author: V. D. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315444267
Category: Education
Page: 222
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This book, first published in 1932, tells the progress of Manchester College, founded in Manchester in 1786, and since 1889 established at Oxford, as a postgraduate School of Theology and place of training for the ministry of religion. This title will be of interest to students of history and education.