Manchester United on This Day

Author: Mike Donovan

Publisher: Pitch Pub

ISBN: 9781908051783

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 8336


Manchester United On This Day revisits all the most magical and memorable moments from the club's distinguished past, mixing in a maelstrom of anecdotes and characters to produce an irresistibly dippable diary of Red Devils history. From Newton Heath to Treble triumph via Munich and the 1968 European Cup, there's an entry for every day of the year.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

A Cultural Analysis of Manchester United

Author: Søren Frank

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408187434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6601


A unique thematic history of Manchester United from the club's creation as humble Newton Heath in 1878 to its status as the world's greatest football brand, this book gets to the essence of the heart and soul of the club. Key topics explored include the club's ability to rise from the ashes, commitment to youth, propensity for an adventurous style of football, glamour, and commercialization and aggressive marketing. An intelligent and thought-provoking narrative of Manchester United exploring its cultural history within the broader cultural framework of globalization, working class traditions, mythology and the Munich Air Disaster, and pop culture. Søren Frank introduces a football aesthetics that examines and discusses what sets Manchester United apart in regard to football philosophy. It contains microanalyses of some of the most fascinating matches or moments, as well as original portraits of some of the club's greatest players, all of this peppered with fascinating statistical facts in the club's history.

Chelsea on This Day

History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

Author: Mike Donovan

Publisher: Pitch Pub

ISBN: 9781909178502

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 3091


The most memorable moments from the club's distinguished past, together with quirky anecdotes and legendary characters, produce an irresistibly dippable Blues diary with an entry for every day of the year From the club's foundation in 1905, all thanks to an Aberdeen terrier, to their emergence as one of the Premier League's greatest successes, Chelsea's rollercoaster history takes in a period with star players but no opposition, colorful managers, celebrity fans, and the club's sale for £1—all crowned by victory in the UEFA Champions League. Pivotal historic events such as the club's first European win, Roman Abromovich's arrival, and seven victorious FA Cup finals form a backdrop against which Stamford Bridge heroes—Roy Bentley, Dennis Wise, Ruud Gullit, Peter Osgood, John Terry, and Willie Foulke—all loom larger than life.

Manchester United in Europe

Tragedy, History, Destiny

Author: Ken Ferris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780578024

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 6026


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 Official Manchester United Almanac

Author: John D. T. White,Alex Ferguson

Publisher: Orion Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780752891927

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 358

View: 2112


This book takes a fascinating day-by-day look at the most interesting and significant events in Manchester United's history.

Manchester United in Tears

Author: J. Paul Harrison

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781786939432


Page: 362

View: 1480


This book takes you back to that black and white era, in the days of the maximum wage, when football was still fun. The 'Busby Babes', seeking a third consecutive Championship title made a blistering start to the 1957/58 season and, with three England regulars - Byrne, Edwards and Taylor - attracted huge crowds wherever they played as spectators revelled in their adventurous, attacking football. As the season progressed, surprisingly United's form became patchy and by the end of the year, they sat in fourth position. The New Year brought more consistency and progress to the F. A. Cup Fifth round and Quarter Finals of the European Cup. Fate was to play a terrible hand when, on returning from Belgrade via Munich, their chartered plane crashed whilst attempting a third take-off, killing seven players and other passengers. Tragically, fifteen days later, Duncan Edwards also lost his fight for life. Manchester United completed the season and amazingly reached the F. A. Cup Final. The story of this eventful season is told on a day by day, match by match basis, providing a fascinating insight into the world of football in the 1950s.
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On This Day

Author: David J. Phillips

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595478662

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 8775