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Rebels for the Cause free pdf Arsenal's on-field success has been well documented - from the golden era of Chapman's '30s teams to the modern-day triumphs of Wenger's cavaliers. But what has never been written before is the equally remarkable history of Arsenal's rebels, both on and off the pitch, which stretches from the club's formative days as Dial Square to the Premiership standard-setters of the present day. Spanning almost 120 years, and set against a backdrop of turbulent social and political change, Rebels for the Cause assesses the legacy and impact of Arsenal's most controversial players, officials and matches. From hard men like '30s player Wilf Copping to the reformed wild ones of recent years such as Tony Adams, Jon Spurling highlights the infamous figures whose refusal to conform has made them terrace legends. Mavericks such as '80s star Charlie Nicholas and the 'King of Highbury' Charlie George are here, as are '70s lads Alan Hudson and Malcolm Macdonald. The book also focuses on the club's revolutionary founding fathers, David Danskin and Jack Humble, the terrifying '20s 'soccer Tsar' Sir Henry Norris, and David Dein's controversial introduction of free-market economics to Highbury in the regres

About Jon Spurling

A schoolteacher by day, Jon Spurling is also the author of three other books on Arsenal: All Guns Blazing, Top Guns and Highbury. He also contributes to The Gooner, FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes.

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Author : Jon Spurling
Publisher : Mainstream Publishing
Data Published : 30 September 2004
ISBN : 1840189002
EAN : 9781840189001
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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