Spurs Greatest Games

Author: Mike Donovan

Publisher: Pitch Pub

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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From games against noisy north London neighbors Arsenal to others against big rivals like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur is a club founded in 1882 on romance, taking its name from a legendary historical figure immortalized by Shakespeare, a club with a tradition of panache and style. This book reflects these hallmarks through 50 of their finest matches: from the first FA Cup success to the Double and European Cup Winners' Cup triumphs.

Arsenal Greatest Games

The Gunners' Fifty Finest Matches

Author: Paul Donnelley

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 289

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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.

Manchester United Greatest Games

Author: Rob Clark

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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From the thousands of matches ever played by Manchester United, stretching from their roots as Newton Heath to the present-day colossus that has racked up more league titles and FA Cups to their name than any other club, here are 50 of United's most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Manchester United Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in everything from the dark days of Munich to the unmatched League/FA Cup/Champions League Treble. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Tommy Taylor, Duncan Edwards and Bobby Charlton, George Best, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes - springs to life in a thrilling selection of hard-fought derby matches, landmark European nights, and league and cup exploits. In all, a journey through the highlights of United history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.

Swansea City's Greatest Games

Author: Chris Carra

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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From the thousands of matches ever played by Swansea City, stretching from their early days at the Vetch to their wonderful Premier League era, here are 50 of the club's most intense, emotional and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Swansea City's Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in everything from their first ever game against Cardiff and Toshack's rampant rise to their glorious Premier League days, and beyond. An irresistible cast list of club legends – Alan Curtis and Ivor Allchurch, Leon Britton, Roger Freestone and Lee Trundle – springs to life at breathtaking moments including epic cup finals and Premier League giant-killings, European nights and unforgettable South Wales derby triumphs. In all, a journey through the highlights of Swansea’s 102-year history which is guaranteed to make any fan’s heart swell with pride.

Aston Villa Greatest Games

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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From the thousands of matches ever played by Aston Villa, stretching from the club's Victorian foundation across more than 140 years to the Premier League era, 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, Aston Villa Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in their 19th-century dominance of club football, the ignominy of relegation to the Third Division, and then lifting Europe's biggest trophy just a decade later. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Pongo Waring and Peter Withe; Charlie Aitken, Paul McGrath and Peter McParland - springs 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 Villa history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.

Barnsley Football Club's Greatest Games: 1890s–2008

Author: Grenville Firth

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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A variety of games spanning the entire history of Barnsley Football Club, from its origins as Barnsley St Peters to the present-day. Over 50 matches are included, from 4,600 fixtures. They include 2 FA Cup FInals, Semi-FInals, recent cup triumphs against Liverpool at Anfield and Chelsea at Oakwell, the recent new Wembley experience and the last play-off at the Millennium Stadium. Also included is the historic game against Bradford City after which Barnsley obtained promotion to the Premier League. Apart from a summary report, reference is also made to post-match comments from managers and players. The reason for inclusion of a particular match varies according to several key factors. It might be a notable FA Cup game against formidable opponents, maybe a key battle that resulted in promotion, a spectacular score line or even a fixture in which the brilliance of one or more players was exceptional. From the latter, examples include Frank Eatons first ever five goals in one match, the great Tommy Taylors hat-trick in only his second appearance for the club and a brilliant individual performance by Arthur Kaye. Also included are several famous games in which the players performed exceptionally well even in the face of defeat.

Queens Park Rangers Greatest Games

Author: Mike Donovan

Publisher: Pitch Pub

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The legendary players and great managers of the Hoops From the thousands of matches ever played by QPR, stretching from their Victorian foundation to the Premier League era, here are 50 of the most glorious, epochal, and thrilling games of all. Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, this book offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in historical highlights from their first matches at Welford's Field in Kensal Rise to Loftus Road, Jim Gregory's QPR Revolution, the plastic pitch, and beyond. An irresistible cast list of club legends—Stan Bowles and Les Ferdinand, Tony Ingham, George Goddard and Rodney Marsh—springs to life in a thrilling selection of famous firsts, derby showdown successes, Southern League title clinchers, last-day dramas, European nights, Cup finals, and that unforgettable Sixties Double. This journey through the highlights of the Hoops' history is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.

Glory, Glory Lane

Author: Mike Donovan

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Page: 224

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Glory, Glory Lane is the life-affirming history - including a momentous last season - of a world-famous football stadium, home to Tottenham Hotspur for 118 years. A Victorian structure turned wraparound 21st-century all-seater, it became a theatre of dreams for supporters all attracted by teams which played the 'Spurs way' to achieve glory. The Lane gave a stage to a conveyor belt of legends from Cameron to Alli via Nicholson, Blanchflower, Greaves, Hoddle and Klinsmann. It provided unforgettable memories in unforgettable atmospheres - heart-lifting, heart-breaking, nerve-racking. Its story veers from founders obsessed by Harry Hotspur to Harry Kane via Harry Redknapp; through matches, personalities, ground developments and threatened closure, all with first-hand accounts. It's hard to imagine how a new �750m stadium can ever replace the edifice which shut its gates for the last time after Spurs played Manchester United in May 2017, having created a daunting legacy.

Spurs' Unsung Hero, of the Glory, Glory Years

Author: Terry Dyson

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Page: 256

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Spurs' Unsung Hero is the untold rollercoaster tale of the forgotten member of a side rated as one of the greatest club teams of all time. Terry Dyson breaks a half-century of silence to put the record straight. He was reckoned key to Bill Nicholson's outfit of the fabled "Glory Glory Days"--the first Double-winning team of the 20th century and the first British side to lift a European trophy. From a farmer's field in Yorkshire to fields of domestic and international glory at White Hart Lane, Wembley, and Rotterdam, Dyson's story is packed with first-hand insights and anecdotes inside and outside the game. Spurs' Unsung Hero is honest, heart-warming, and moving. The 5ft 3in jockey's son finally relives his golden memories, talks about his legendary teammates, and reveals the giant role he played in the side that rewrote soccer folklore--against which every subsequent Spurs team is judged.