Is it Just Me or is Modern Football S t

AFTER ALL that moaning, it's probably only fair to end with a list of some of the good things about modern football, because despite all the inequality, the financial madness, the Paul Pogba clothing ranges, it's not all bad.

Author: Jim Keoghan

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781785319327

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

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Does the sight of half-scarves enrage you? Does transfer-deadline day make you want to throw a brick through the TV? Do the opening bars of goal music make your ears bleed? If the answer is 'yes', then this could be the book for you. Since English football's very own 'Year Zero' in 1992, the game has changed beyond recognition, rejecting the rough-and-ready days of the past. And like any change, not all of it has been welcome. The quality of the 'football product' might be better but it's come with spiralling levels of debt, yawning inequality and Neymar advertising batteries. These, and many other ills of the modern game, form Jim Keoghan's exploration of the nation's favourite pastime. Navigating a world populated by dodgy owners, celebrity referees and Ray Winstone's floating head, he searches for an answer to the question: Is it Just Me or is Modern Football S**t?
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Is It Just Me Or Is Modern Football S t

Does the sight of half-scarves enrage you? Does transfer-deadline day make you want to throw a brick through the TV? Do the opening bars of goal music make your ears bleed? If the answer is 'yes', then this could be the book for you.

Author: Jim Keoghan

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785317733

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Page: 256

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Does the sight of half-scarves enrage you? Does transfer-deadline day make you want to throw a brick through the TV? Do the opening bars of goal music make your ears bleed? If the answer is 'yes', then this could be the book for you. Since English football's very own 'Year Zero' in 1992, the game has changed beyond recognition, rejecting the rough-and-ready days of the past. And like any change, not all of it has been welcome. The quality of the 'football product' might be better but it's come with spiralling levels of debt, yawning inequality and Joe Hart advertising shampoo. These, and many other ills of the modern game, form Jim Keoghan's exploration of the nation's favourite pastime. Navigating a world populated by players wearing snoods, celebrity referees and Ray Winstone's floating head, he searches for an answer to the question: Is it Just Me or is Modern Football S**t?
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Is It Just Me Or Has The Shit Hit The Fan

Not on the football pitch - in their own heads. Indeed, on the pitch Liverpool yet again forgot that an important part of the increasingly demanding modern game is to beat other teams ...

Author: Alan McArthur

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748116508

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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The authors of the bestselling IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING SHIT? survey the post-crash landscape. Are we better people now, or just the same people with less money? From bank bailouts to enviro-copouts; from Tory politicans listening to The Jam to celebrity credit crunch 'victims' Grant Bovey and Anthea Turner; from BNP coppers to Christian theme parks to middle-class shoppers banging on about budget supermarkets; plus everyone banging on about The Wire . . . Funny, sharp and timely, IS IT JUST ME OR HAS THE SHIT HIT THE FAN? asks the crucial questions of the new age, like; why are the people who screwed the world still running the world and screwing the world until we're all screwed more than we've ever been screwed before?
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Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit

The Encyclopedia of Modern Life Steve Lowe, Alan McArthur ... Football. gofers. 'Some people describe me as a Jim'll Fix It,' says Manchester United's player liaison officer Barry Moorhouse. 'I call myself a gofer. If [the players] want ...

Author: Steve Lowe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748108893

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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If you hate: loft living; bar-clubs; Tony Blair; chick lit; global warming sceptics; Keane; loyalty cards; IKEA; Kabbalah; bling and Richard Curtis... ... then you need IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING SHIT? - an encylopedic attack on modern culture and the standard reference work for everyone who believes everything is shit. Which it is. This book is for the large percentage of the population interested in saying NO to the phoney ideas, cretinous people, useless products and doublespeak that increasingly dominate our lives. This book is designed for everyone who thinks they may have mislaid their soul in a Coffee Republic. Never before has there been a book so completely full of shit. This very funny, well-informed, belligerent rant of a book adds up to an excoriating broadside against consumer capitalism that the authors hope will sell loads of copies.
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Consuming Football in Late Modern Life

For instance, participants, like Paul (below), spoke about his current match-day pub with reference to a choice that he makes between contrasting consumer experiences: Paul: Just me and my mate Marty go to watch the match in the pub.

Author: Kevin Dixon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317161141

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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Consuming Football in Late Modern Life explores the phenomenon of football (soccer) fandom as consumption in the age of late modernity. By centralising fandom within the sociology of consumption, the book examines how this phenomenon equates to a fluid series of consumption activities that are practiced in the course of everyday life. In turn, the work departs from much of the existing literature that features exceptional properties of fanatical fans, in order to emphasise the position that seemingly trivial acts of consumption can have a profound influence on the construction, maintenance and evolution of football fandom cultures. Containing up to date research findings derived from a programme of interviews with a sample of football fans, Kevin Dixon examines the social, emotional, economic and technological implications of consumption as fans participate in and respond to the demands of consumer life.
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Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football

He walked around with me and talked to me . He said that if I came down to Illinois ' I think you have a good chance of making the football team . ' That , ” Grange emphasized , “ made a big impression on me . He called me Granche .

Author: John Martin Carroll

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ISBN: 0252023846

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

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Is an element in understanding football's central place in American culture.
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Lions and Tigers The Story of Football in Singapore and Malaysia

Modern football was coming in slowly so I kept on doing that and practicing individually and with the senior players. ... “In my first day of training, after 15 minutes, the coach stopped me and said, 'You are not a defender.

Author: John Duerden

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814794206

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

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Through attending games and talking to players, coaches, media and fans from the past and the present, seasoned football correspondent John Duerden charts the history of the rivalry in the past, captures a snapshot of the rivalry as it is and casts a look at the future. It won't be just about the big games but about players from one country that played in another and the recent sojourn of Lions XII in Malaysia and Harimau Muda in the S-League. From meetings between the two national teams and clubs to tales from the times when they both sent teams to compete in the other’s league, Lions and Tigers describes how Singapore and Malaysia feel about each other and how it all looks to an outsider between the two countries with comments from both nations—from coaches, players and key stakeholders, and also journalists and fans of the beautiful game.
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The Blizzard The Football Quarterly Issue Seven

and left them cricket instead of football. ... You seem very disillusioned by modern football. ... Football is so much to me that when I don't have anything to do, I go to the playground and watch kids play football.

Author: Jonathan Wilson

Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

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The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Issue Seven Contents ---------------- El Dorado ---------------- * The Ball and the Gun, by Carl Worswick—After a political rival was murdered, the Colombian government set up the world's richest league * The Blond Giant, by Stany Sirutis—Among the influx of foreign players to El Dorado was the Lithuanian goalkeeper Vytausas Krisciunas ---------------- Interview ---------------- * Ivica Osim — The great Bosnian coach reflects on the war, Japan and Alan Mullery's lack of fair play ----------------------------- The Victorian Age ----------------------------- * The First Columnist, by Paul Brown—How an early journalist for the Northern Echo helped shape the modern game * Stiffy the Goalkeeper, by John Harding—Lazy, drunken and corruptible, the first footballing hero of the stage could hardly have been less heroic * Out with a League Team, by Henry Leach—A journalist, writing in 1900, describes his experiences travelling the country reporting on Notts County ------------ Theory ------------ * Don Leo's Odyssey, by Joachim Barbier—From Amsterdam to Madrid to Gaudalajara to Budapest, Leo Beenhakker has never stopped learning * The English Spaniard, by Philippe Auclair—Roberto Martínez discusses his conception of football and the difficulties of addapting to the dark nights of Lancashire ------------------------ The Vanishing ------------------------ * The Strange Disappearing of Leslie Goldberg, by Anthony Clavane—How the right back who became Les Gaunt encapsulated the experiences of many 1930s Jewish footballers * Ten Past Ten and Ten Pastis, by Gunnar Persson—Gunnar Andersson's journey from Marseille legend to homeless alcoholic * End of the Road, by Richard Winton—Gretna's rise was a romantic fairy tale, their collapse provides grimly real lessons for all of Scottish football * Safe as Houses, by Paolo Bandini—Espen Baardsen was a Norway international but at 25 he gave up football to work in finance ---------------- Polemics ---------------- * Breaking the Mould, by Zac Lee Rigg—Last year Johnny Saelua became the first transgender person to play in World Cup qualifying * In Arsene We Trust, by Zach Slaton—However frustrating this season, the numbers suggest Arsenal would be worse off without Arsene Wenger * Dictionary of Received Ideas, by Brian Phillips—A guide to what pundits really mean when they use certain terms * Follow the Money, by Elliot Turner—How Nicaragua's national stadium highlights the problems with Fifa's Goal project * The Third Party, by Sergio Levinsky—A tax avoidance scandal in Argentina could have ramifications across the globe ------------- Fiction ------------- * The Limping God, part 2, by David Ashton—His football career ended by injury, John Brodie's life is going nowhere until he is sucked into the world of crime --------------------------- Greatest Games --------------------------- * Lazio 4-2 Ipswich Town", by Dominic Bliss—Uefa Cup, second round, second leg, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, 7 November 1973 --------------------- Seven Bells --------------------- * Fouls and Fisticuffs, by Scott Murray—A selection of unsavoury incidents we're supposed to condemn
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Is It Just Me Or

Is the debt just another political football? Maybe we need a day of Jubilee ... Most modern day Economists fall into one of two major schools of thought: (1) Keynesian Economics, (2) Supply Side Economics. The Keynesians believe that ...

Author: Richard L. Montgomery

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781682296103

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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“Tired of The Chattering Class explaining things they don’t understand? So am I. That is why we NEED this book. In IS IT JUST ME…OR…, retired US Navy Commander Richard Montgomery, a carrier pilot and seasoned novelist, takes on the most maddening issues of our time—Climate Change, The Eco-Loonies, Racism, the IRS—and MAKES IT ALL CLEAR. In short, sharp, and often funny essays, Montgomery takes a razor’s edge to thirty different maddening problems of our time, cuts straight to the core, peels off the lies and the stupidities, and SHOWS you how things really are. Read IS IT JUST ME…OR and win every argument on these complex subjects for the rest of your life! —Carsten Stroud, author of The Niceville Trilogy
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How to Fix Modern Football

That would certainly be less ridiculous than the current anything-goes approach. ... thus not causing the game to be delayed quite so much – is the one used in the MLS (Major League Soccer). ... This seems like common sense to me.

Author: Chris Sutton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781913183271

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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"A manifesto to cure modern football's cornucopia of ills." - i paper Shortlisted for Sports Entertainment Book of the Year in the Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2021 "As a player and pundit I've seen and experienced plenty of the good, the bad and the ugly. And let's get face facts - there is still plenty of the bad and ugly. Our game can be so much better, and in this book I'll tell you just how." In his trademark tell-it-like-it-is style, Chris sets his sights on 25 aspects of the modern game that need fixing. From ridiculous rules and feckless agents to dreaded VAR and abusive fans, no subject is out of bounds. Discover which managers Sutton slams for giving bland post-match interviews, which clubs are fleecing their fans and why he believes Messi and Ronaldo aren't as good as Best and Maradona. In You're Better Than That! Sutton also reveals who has bagged a spot in his top 10 lists - from the best-value players and most entertaining teams, to the most underrated players and best FA Cup moments. A former top-level pro player with a 16-year, trophy-laden career behind him, Chris knows the game from the inside out. Now observing from the commentator's perch, his perspective is shot through with experience, passion and occasionally a little anger. Sutton is a man on a mission, determined to get under the skin of the game he loves and to call out exactly what's going wrong.
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Only Here For A Visit

I've spoken to some of the current managers about VAR and they won't give me their honest opinion, because they think I might talk about it on the radio or in one of my columns. Everyone in modern football is so guarded about everything ...

Author: Alan Brazil

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473584433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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'The only book that will give you a hangover' Chris Evans Breakfast Show --- The hilarious, no holds barred autobiography from sporting legend and broadcaster Alan Brazil. As Alan recounts tales from his extraordinary life, he relives the sporting occasions, radio broadcasts and famously long drinking sessions that have defined his career. He takes readers inside the talkSPORT studio for a behind-the-scenes view of his most memorable interviews, and talks for the first time about the on-pitch rivalries and dressing room debriefs of his footballing career. With his typically outspoken and irreverent delivery, Alan shares everything from his thoughts on how the sports he loves have changed to his top tips for picking winners (and many losers) at Cheltenham. And he revels in wine-soaked jaunts in the South of France and late-night supermarket sweeps with Ray Parlour - if you can keep up. Packed full of never-before-told stories, refreshing appraisals, sporting controversy and a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is a brutally honesty and wickedly funny insight into an extraordinary life.
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Football For Dummies

Discovering why football is America's passion ▷ Looking back on football's progression throughout the years ▷ Figuring out how the modern football season works ▷ Recognizing what makes college games so much fun and the Super Bowl ...

Author: Howie Long

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118012658

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

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The fun and easy way to tackle football basics and enjoy America's most popular sport Since the last edition of Football For Dummies, new stadiums have been built, new stars have ascended, and records have been broken. This new edition has been revised to reflect today's game, giving football fans up-to-the-minute information on all the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties. Featuring coverage of the newest stadium technologies, revised greatest players and legends, and pro-football must-do experiences, it also includes expert advice on training and gearing up for those who play the game. The complete fan's updated guide to football Revised material on new players, stadiums, and strategies Written by football legend Howie Long and revered analyst John Czarnecki From peewees to the pros, this hands-on, friendly guide covers the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experience levels.
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Sami Hyypi

Some of them have given me a lot in the mental aspect of publicity, and perhaps I have been able to offer something in return. ... I point out that there is no conversation about modern football without talking about money.

Author: Okki Halala

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780574073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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When Gerard Houllier took over as manager of Liverpool FC in 1999, his quest was to bring glory back to Anfield. His prime concern lay with strengthening his defence and to this end he made what is arguably one of his finest signings. Houllier targeted Sami Hyypiä, a relatively unknown player who was at the time captain of the Dutch team Willem II. This candid biography focuses on Hyypiä's eventful journey from the Finnish village of Voikkaa to the heights of the English Premiership, where he has become the inspirational leader of the Liverpool team. It charts his life from childhood and documents his astonishing rise in the game, from youth teams to Finnish senior sides Pallo-Peikot, KUMU and MyPa - as well as his international career - before moving on to his years in Holland and England playing for Willem II and Liverpool respectively. Hyypia reflects on past games in which he competed against the likes of Batistuta, Rivaldo, Van Nistelrooy and Henry, and recalls the Liverpool derbies in which he's played. He also shares his thoughts on the Reds' 2001 UEFA Cup campaign, in which they defeated the mighty Barcelona in the semi-finals before going on the defeat Deportivo Alavés 5-4 in the final to clinch the coveted trophy. In 2001-02 season, during which the team had to contend with the serious illness of their manager, Hyypiä led them to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and second place in the Premiership. Then, in season 2002-03, Liverpool won the Worthington Cup and narrowly missed out on a Champions League place. Featuring exclusive contributions from numerous former and current colleagues and teammates, including Gérard Houllier, Jari Litmanen and Michael Owen, Sami Hyppiä digs deep to reveal all about the man, his views on the game, and his hopes and plans for the future.
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The Blizzard The Football Quarterly Issue Twenty Three

“They told me, 'you'll be in a wheelchair by the time you're in your thirties.' I'm 64 now and I'm just about to go out on a ... Listening to Icke discuss modern football, I considered the complexity of his current relationship with it.

Author: Jonathan Wilson

Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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First published in December 2016, Issue Twenty Three contains 18 articles in 6 sections, including: Paul Simpson on the end of Ron Knee and Private Eye's relationship with football; Joe Devine talks to David Icke about football's role as an opiate to suppress the masses; and Rupert Fryer with a selection of nutmegs for the ages.
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Modern Sociological Theory

Human beings use both the terms ' l ' and ' me ' to describe the self and these represent two of its phases ... Here , in a game of tea parties or football , for example , the child must be prepared to take the role of ( i.e. put itself ...

Author: Professor Malcolm Waters

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446240142

Category:

Page: 384

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This innovative textbook presents an up-to-date synthesis of the central debates in contemporary social thought. It offers a different framework for the study of social theory. By focusing on the core concepts and issues - rather than on schools of thought or individual theorists - Malcolm Waters relates past and present theory to the key concerns of sociology today. Modern Sociological Theory gives a lucid overview of: the core concepts that sociological theory must address and attempt to reconcile - agency, rationality, structure and system; and the main phenomena that sociological theory sets to explain - culture, power, gender, differentiation and stratification. It explains the major contributions to the analysis of each concept by classical and contemporary theorists, and links these ideas to current sociological issues such as change and globalization, feminism and sociological theory and the return to cultural analysis.
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Crash of the Titans

Powell was an end who played college football at San Jose State under the tutelage ofa man named Bob Bronzan. ... It was a good place for anyone wanting to learn about modern football, for Bronzan, like Baugh at Hardin-Simmons, ...

Author: William J. Ryczek

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786454105

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 330

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Before Namath, before the Heidi Game, before the guaranteed Super Bowl victory, there were the New York Titans. Remember the Titans? They played to meager crowds and mediocre results in the decrepit Polo Grounds. The organization, a charter member of the American Football League in 1960, was in constant danger of bankruptcy. After struggling for three seasons, the Titans would finally be assumed by the league. New owners were found, the franchise was renamed the Jets and a new stadium would welcome the team in 1964. The revised edition of this award-winning book covers the turbulent history and eventual crash landing of the team that would become the New York Jets. The early days of the upstart AFL are also explored, as are the league’s constant feuds with the Titans’ underfunded and overbearing owner, Harry Wismer. Four appendices with team results, rosters and statistics are included.
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The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist

The Wirksworth Football play was a very foolish affair , and took place in the meadow Crofts , about 1820 , not between ... Among the finest novelties in our modern metropolitan art , may be reckoned the Me . morial Window to Chaucer ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015065584750

Category: Archaeology

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The reliquary

THE Wirksworth Football play was a very foolish affair , and took place in the meadow Crofts , about 1820 , not between ... AMONG the finest novelties in our modern metropolitan art , may be reckoned the Me . morial Window to Chaucer ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11039486

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The Last Line My Autobiography

A typical routine for me was to race home from school, have my dinner, get stuck into my chores and, once all that ... Shoot! was our contact with the modern football world featuring star columnists like England captain Bobby Moore and ...

Author: Packie Bonner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473528611

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Irish national hero, a Celtic great and their most-capped player, Patrick 'Packie' Bonner is a goalkeeping legend. He was Jock Stein's last signing for the club when he left his native Donegal for the city of Glasgow in 1978, where Packie evolved from being a shy, homesick teenager into a confident, world-class talent and first-choice goalkeeper. Billy McNeill handed him a debut on St Patrick's Day in 1979, and Packie went on to provide the last line of defence a record 641 times for the club. A seasoned Irish internationalist, Packie was a vital component in the most-celebrated Irish national squad ever, playing in a golden era under the tutelage of the inimitable Jack Charlton. In The Last Line, Packie shares stories from his incredible career, including his greatest moment in front of a global audience during the Italia '90 World Cup tournament when he became the penalty shoot-out hero of the nation by saving a spot-kick that took the Irish to the quarter-finals stage in their very first World Cup adventure. It was an iconic moment that would change his life forever not least because, whilst in Italy, he, along with his teammates, had an audience with another goalkeeper, Pope John Paul II. Throughout his 80 cap international career, he competed against the very best in the world. Men such as Ruud Gullit, Marco Van Basten, Gheorghe Hagi, Roberto Baggio and Gary Lineker came to know the name Packie Bonner. Equally, in his glittering Celtic career that included the winning of four Scottish League titles, three Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup, Packie Bonner played alongside some great Celtic names like Tommy Burns, Paul McStay, and Murdo Macleod. Along the way, Packie had to endure a career-threatening back injury, as well as the devastation of a routine save going wrong and costing a goal on the world stage against Holland in 1994, ultimately leading to elimination from the World Cup in America. More than just the telling of trophies, titles and triumphs, this is the story of a Celtic legend and a true great of Irish International football.
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Beckham The Future

past decade, the Glazer family have provided me with the platform to manage Manchester United to the best of my ... end of that year's French football season, bringing to an end one of the most sensational careers in modern football.

Author: Gwen Russell

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781782197379

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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HE'S HUNG UP HIS BOOTS AND NOW A KNIGHTHOOD BECKONS. THIS IS THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF DAVID BECKHAM - FOOTBALLER, FASHION ICON, ENTREPRENEUR AND PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN THE WORLD.David Beckham is Britain's best loved sporting son. His dazzling career has seen him win domestic league titles in four countries, making his trophy cabinet one of the most impressive in modern football. Awarded an OBE in 2003, the journey Beckham has taken is scarcely believable. His iconic goals live on in the memory, from the way he announced himself to the world as Manchester United's golden boy by scoring from inside his own half, to the spectacular injury-time free kick against Greece which secured England's 2002 World Cup qualification.But at the heart of public affection for 'Golden Balls', there is more than just an appreciation of his football skills. An ambassador for UNICEF, Beckham was instrumental in promoting London's 2012 Olympic Games bid and his starring role in the opening ceremony was a fitting reward for tireless hard work. Moreover, he pledged his entire 2013 salary from Paris Saint-Germain to a children's charity.Now that he has finally retired from football, the time is right to tell the definitive story of the ultimate East End boy made good. This is the inspiring account of how David Beckham - sports star, global icon and loving family man - has taken the world by storm.
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