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Those Were the Games free pdf No football club in Britain, arguably none in the world, has a heritage to compare with that of Manchester United. The history of the Old Trafford institution comprises a matchlessly rich pageant of sporting endeavour, studded with seismic events and populated by a colourful cast of characters, including many of the finest players the game has ever known. They forged their reputations in a cavalcade of unforgettable contests stretching back more than a century, and the cream of these are captured between the covers of Manchester United - Those Were The Games. By dipping into the encyclopedic archives of the Daily Mirror, the pulsating European encounters, the serial title triumphs and the heroic FA Cup campaigns are all restored vividly to life through authentic match reports and atmospheric photographs to create a unique treasury of the Red Devils' achievements. Of course, it has not been all glory for United and this volume also encompasses stark tragedy, covering games in the immediate wake of the Munich air disaster of 1958, in which 23 people lost their lives, including eight of manager Matt Busby's vivacious Babes. There were times, too, when the very future of the club was in doubt as the money ran out, others when the Old Trafford faithful were subjected to the misery of relegation, and still more when they were stunned by unexpected defeat. It's all here in a cornucopia of football action. If you love Manchester United, and you want to hang on to your most precious memories, you simply can't be without Those Were The Games.

About Ivan Ponting

Ivan Ponting is a seasoned journalist whose most recent volume, Scholes - My Story, was the best-selling sports book of 2011. He has written widely on Manchester United, collaborating with Ryan Giggs, Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Gary Pallister, Bill Foulkes, Wilf McGuinness and John Doherty, and has worked on the club's yearbook, matchday programme and official magazine. Ponting's total of some 60 books includes the Player By Player series, encompassing Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. He has been the football obituarist of The Independent newspaper for more than 20 years, and he has branched into the summer game, along with co-author David Foot, for the award-winning Sixty Summers: Somerset Cricket Since The War.

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Author : Ivan Ponting
Publisher : J H Haynes
Data Published : 20 September 2012
ISBN : 0857331841
EAN : 9780857331847
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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