This official guide to Arsenal, endorsed by the soccer club itself, examine's the team's 50 greatest goals Arsenal Football Club has enjoyed a storied history at the top table of English soccer since its founding in 1886. In fact, the Gunners remain the only club never to have been relegated from the premier division. In that time they have picked up 13 League Championships, 11 FA Cups (including three prestigious Doubles), and two European titles--scoring a wealth of goals in the process. This book, produced with full endorsement from Arsenal FC, celebrates the 50 greatest goals in the club's history. The perception of a goal's greatness is of course subjective. Is a simple tap-in that is nevertheless a culmination of 30 passes a better, or worse, goal than a 30-yard screamer? Everyone has their favorites, and this book merely presents 50 of the best, in chronological order; you can then have fun rating your own personal top 10. Many of the goals included are from the 1970s onwards when the widespread availability of color television and increased airtime for the nation's number one sport brought goals to the forefront of soccer fans' attention. But the book still offers more than a nod to the black and white era: which true Gunners' fan wouldn't rate the goal scored by George Jobey on September 6th, 1913, a header on the stroke of half-time, as great? it was the first goal scored at Arsenal's new home, Highbury (setting Woolwich Arsenal on the way to a 2-1 victory over Leicester Fosse). Since then, of course, there have been many more wonderful and significant goals, from Charlie George's 20-yard strike to win the 1971 FA Cup final, to Dennis Bergkamp's deft turn and shot against Newcastle United in 2002. And not forgetting the drama of Michael Thomas' last-gasp League-winning flick against Liverpool at Anfield in 1989. All the great strikes in Gunners history are presented here for your enjoyment. So sit back and relish the official guide to Arsenal's greatest goals.
From the thousands of matches ever played by Arsenal, stretching from a muddy field on the Isle of Dogs in the 19th century to the Premier League era and the pristine perfection of the Emirates Stadium, here are 50 of the club's most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Arsenal Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in their first FA Cup win in 1930, 1930s dominance of domestic football under the great Herbert Chapman, through to the great 1971 double-winning side; on to the exploits under George Graham in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and Arsene Wenger's revolution and his all-conquering invincibles of 2004. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Frank McLintock, Charlie George, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp - comes to life in these thrilling tales of goalscoring feats, great comebacks, Wembley glory and the odd glorious yet crushing disappointment. In all, a journey through the highlights of the Gunners' history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.
Javier Hernandez - better known to legions of Manchester United fans as Chicharito - is one of the most exciting young talents in football today.Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Hernandez joined his local club C D Guadalajara at the age of nine and signed his first contract at 15. Making his full debut in 2006, he impressed in the Mexican league so much that he caught the eye of a Manchester United scout in 2009. He signed for United on 8 April 2010 and scored on his debut in the MLS All-Star Game on 28 July. Since then, Hernandez has continued to light up the Old Trafford pitch, becoming a firm favourite with fans (who voted him Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year in 2011) and scoring vital goals for the club. He became the first player since Ruud van Nistelrooy to score more than 20 goals in his debut season as United clinched a record-equalling 19th Premier League title, and despite some injury concerns in the opening half of the 2011/12 season, he has continued to be a major player for United. Still only 24 years old, the 'little pea' has committed himself to United until 2016 and looks set to help the Reds to yet more glory. This is his fascinating story.
A revised and updated edition of last year's bestselling Pocket Book of Arsenal, featuring a brand new cover design and a wealth of new features. Packed with original pictures, hand-drawn illustrations and genuine Arsenal memorabilia, this beautifully packaged book is bursting wih the colourful history of London's biggest club. The perfect gift for Arsenal supporters of any age, last year's edition of The Pocket Book of Arsenal sold more than 6,000 copies in the trade.
From the makers of the UK’s best football magazine! MATCH is the UK's bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere. Inside the Match Annual 2020 you can find the ultimate guide to Euro 2020, epic interviews with the stars, plus the UK and Ireland dream team and also discover everything you need to know about Messi, Ronaldo, Kane, Salah, Mbappe, Maguire, Hazard, Pogba and all the other top footballers. Plus, it’s packed with the women's World Cup scrapbook, legendary Prem No.7s, craziest hair of 2019, brain-busting quizzes, the greatest Premiership team ever, bonkers pics, footy stars emojis, cool cartoons and loads more! Don’t miss it!
Arsenal FC is the longest-serving club in the top flight of the professional English Football League, and in its 120-year history has proven itself to be an enduring force with a huge fanbase and many titles and accolades to its credit. From it humble beginnings in 1886 in a field in Woolwich, to the dizzying heights of the new Emirates stadium and the glamour and wealth of Premiership football, the club is steeped in history and its astounding record speaks for itself—13 League Championships, 10 FA Cups, two League Cups, and both the European Cup Winners' and UEFA Cups. The Gunners have also completed "the double" on three historic occasions. Carrying them to such successes have been some of the game's greatest ever players—Cliff Bastin, Charlie George, Pat Rice, Frank McLintock, as well as modern icons like Tony Adams, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp, and Thierry Henry. Guiding them from the touchline has been a formidable line-up of managers including Herbert Chapman, Bertie Mee, George Graham, and Arsene Wenger. Arsenal: The Football Facts provides an essential reference handbook chockfull of facts and statistics on players, managers, seasons, club history, famous match reports, greatest-ever goals, and fascinating insider trivia that will satisfy every Gunners fan's curiosity about their favorite club.
The first book by the legendary Manchester United manager
Author: Alex Ferguson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is about the beginning of Sir Alex's football career, until the year 2000. 1999 was an outstanding year for Alex Ferguson - not only did he lead Manchester United, the most glamorous club in the world, to a unique and outstanding treble triumph, but he was awarded the highest honour for his sporting achievements; a Knighthood from the Queen. Universally respected for his tough, but caring managerial style, Ferguson is an unusually intelligent man with a fascinating life story. Covering his tough Govan upbringing through to his playing days and onto his shift into management, Managing My Life is told with the fine balance of biting controversy and human sensitivity which made it such an unprecedented success in hardback. Alex Ferguson is a legend in his lifetime.
With a total of more than 500 goals in careers that saw them turn out for the likes of Hibernian, St Mirren, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Torino, Joe and Gerry Baker are two of the greatest strikers Scotland never had. While Liverpool-born Hibs legend Joe became the first man to make his England debut having never played in the English league, his US-born brother Gerry, a hero of St Mirren's Scottish Cup-winning side of 1959, was the first top-flight European footballer to turn out for the USA. Even though he spoke with a broad Scottish accent, Joe was in Alf Ramsey's initial squad for the 1966 World Cup. With unprecedented access to the Baker family archives, including contributions from Gerry Baker and the late Joe's son Colin, The Fabulous Baker Boys is a unique tale of Scotland's most celebrated sporting siblings and contains exclusive interviews with the likes of Denis Law, Lawrie Reilly, John Robertson, Alex Young, Pat Stanton, Bob Wilson and George Eastham.