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Red Rebels

Red Rebels Author John-Paul O’Neill
ISBN-10 9781473549265
Release 2017-09-21
Pages 288
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In 2004, Manchester United could proclaim itself the richest football club in the world, and boasted global commercial appeal alongside more than a decade of success on the pitch. In early 2005, American businessman Malcolm Glazer targeted a leveraged takeover of the club, and it looked set to be plunged into record levels of debt. The fans were furious. If the deal went wrong, it would threaten United's very existence, whilst the Glazers would be able to walk away without it having cost them a cent. Protests in the stands fell on deaf ears – it became increasingly clear that marches and placards wouldn’t make any difference to the Glazer family. In May 2005 the takeover went ahead. In response, one group of supporters took a drastic step: rather than meekly fall into line and – through rocketing ticket prices – help fund the Glazers' aims of cashing in on Manchester United's history and traditions, they took the plunge and formed a new club that started life in the tenth tier of English football. The decision tore Manchester United's fan base apart, and caused ructions that continue to this day. This is the story of FC United of Manchester, the phenomenon born out of a supporter revolution. Established against all odds, its constitution enabled supporters to each own part of the club and have a direct say in how it was run. It also adopted a transparent manifesto and ensured it could never be sold on for profit. However, as generations that have gone before will testify, modern football is now as much a business as it is a sport. How long can a club set up in opposition to a culture of greed stay true to its principles? And in a noble attempt to do so, could it ultimately tear itself apart?



Red Rebels

Red Rebels Author John-Paul O'Neill
ISBN-10 1787290107
Release 2018-09-20
Pages 320
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When the biggest club in the world is stolen from you, it's time to start again. In 2004, Manchester United was the richest football club in the world, with global commercial success to match its dominance on the pitch. By the end of 2005 the club had been plundered into record levels of debt, as Malcolm Glazer took over. To this day, the debt is estimated to be well in excess of £300m. The fans were furious. The club they loved was being used as an asset to secure huge loans. It was an insult to the achievements of their magnificent club - to the traditions andheritage that United represented. But whilst the fanbase was united in concern, one group took matters a step further. They were the Red Rebels. And if the club they loved was being stripped from them, they would walk away and build their own. This is the story of FC United of Manchester, the new club born out of a supporter revolution. It is a club built against all odds, with a transparent manifesto designed to protect their passionate fans. But, as generations that have gone before will testify, football today is a very different game. How long can a modern British club stay true to its principles? And in a noble attempt to do so, could it ultimately tear itself apart?



Red Rebels

Red Rebels Author John-Paul O'Neill
ISBN-10 1787290093
Release 2017-09-21
Pages 288
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In 2004, Manchester United could proclaim itself the richest football club in the world, and boasted global commercial appeal alongside more than a decade of success on the pitch. In early 2005, American businessman Malcolm Glazer targeted a leveraged takeover of the club, and it looked set to be plunged into record levels of debt. The fans were furious. If the deal went wrong, it would threaten United's very existence, whilst the Glazers would be able to walk away without it having cost them a cent. Protests in the stands fell on deaf ears - it became increasingly clear that marches and placards wouldn't make any difference to the Glazer family. In May 2005 the takeover went ahead. In response, one group of supporters took a drastic step: rather than meekly fall into line and - through rocketing ticket prices - help fund the Glazers' aims of cashing in on Manchester United's history and traditions, they took the plunge and formed a new club that started life in the tenth tier of English football. The decision tore Manchester United's fan base apart, and caused ructions that continue to this day. This is the story of FC United of Manchester, the phenomenon born out of a supporter revolution. Established against all odds, its constitution enabled supporters to each own part of the club and have a direct say in how it was run. It also adopted a transparent manifesto and ensured it could never be sold on for profit. However, as generations that have gone before will testify, modern football is now as much a business as it is a sport. How long can a club set up in opposition to a culture of greed stay true to its principles? And in a noble attempt to do so, could it ultimately tear itself apart?



My Notebook

My Notebook Author Eric Cantona
ISBN-10 9781474608381
Release 2017-11-16
Pages 192
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On the field or off, Eric 'The King' Cantona has always been known as an artist. Passionate about painting and photography from a very young age, he more recently took to writing, drawing and sketching out his thoughts in small Moleskine diaries. This book is the reproduction of his notebooks. Through these never-before-seen drawings, in his faux-naive style, Eric Cantona questions every aspects of the world around us - whether it's love, death, absurdity or society. With his trademark wit and wordplay, Cantona interrogates our paradoxes and contradictions, and the absurdity of the world as only he knows how. These notebooks are as funny as they are poetic and philosophical. But foremost, they're an ode to living, loving, sharing and contemplation.



A Season in the Red

A Season in the Red Author Jamie Jackson
ISBN-10 9781781315415
Release 2015-08-20
Pages 304
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What does it feel like to follow in the footsteps of Britain's most successful manager? To have your every decision, move and word scrutinised worldwide? How do you capture the heart and soul of Manchester United? With unrivalled access to Old Trafford, Jamie Jackson charts the disastrous ten-month reign of David 'The Chosen One' Moyes and the club's first season with the Iron Tulip, Louis Van Gaal: authoritarian, joker and self-proclaimed genius. Featuring revealing interviews and analysis of the key players and events - from the Glazers and their frontman Ed Woodward's vision, the captaincy of club stalwart Wayne Rooney, through to the testing times experienced by new arrivals Radamel Falcao and Luke Shaw - Jackson reveals why Moyes was always doomed to fail and how Van Gaal has reinvigorated United's chances of winning silverware again. From boot room to boardroom, pitch side to press room, A Season in the Red is the insider's story of life in the Red seat at the biggest club in the world.



My Manchester United Years

My Manchester United Years Author Bobby Charlton
ISBN-10 9781472227065
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 448
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Bobby Charlton is Manchester United through and through. He was a member of the original Busby Babes and has devoted his career to the club, playing in 754 games over 17 years. During that period he won everything the game had to offer, played alongside some of the greats such as Best and Law, suffered devastating defeats and was involved in one of the greatest football tragedies of all time. Here, for the very first time, he tells the story of those United years. With his beloved Reds he tasted FA Cup victory in the emotional final of 1963, won three first division championships and in 1968 he reached the pinnacle of club success, winning the European Cup. Inevitably, such highs are balanced with no less dramatic lows, such as the 1957 European Cup semi-final, the highly charged 1958 FA Cup loss which followed only weeks after the horrors of the Munich Air disaster, and the 1969 European Cup defeat by Milan. He is one of the true gentlemen of football and the legacy that Bobby Charlton gives to United is beyond compare.



Our Club Our Rules

Our Club Our Rules Author Peter Crowther
ISBN-10 184753452X
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 184
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The story of FC United of Manchester: how it came about, why it came about and its importance for the future of English football.



FC United of Manchester An Unofficial Guide to the North West Counties Years

FC United of Manchester   An Unofficial Guide to the North West Counties Years Author Michael Beard
ISBN-10 0755203046
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 212
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An A - Z of Football Club United of Manchester from their humble beginnings in smoky tension filled meeting halls through to their meteoric rise to the Northern Premier League following back to back promotions. A book filled with the history of the take over at Old Trafford with the anger and hatred at the Glazer family to the idea of forming a new team, a team that represented everything that Manchester United stood for all those years ago, a team that lived and breathed passionate football with equally passionate fans. A book filled with background information on the many players who have passed through the doors at Gigg Lane. A book of facts that represent the quality of the football played, the skills of the highly talented players involved and the numerous records that they have broken week in and week out and in turn have created. Two seasons and four trophies speak volumes!



The Anatomy of Manchester United

The Anatomy of Manchester United Author Jonathan Wilson
ISBN-10 1409144453
Release 2018-05-08
Pages 368
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Award-winning football writer Jonathan Wilson selects ten landmark matches from Manchester United's history, from the first time they lifted the FA Cup, beating Bristol City in 1909, to the Cup victory of 2016 that proved to be Louis van Gaal's last game in charge. In doing so, he identifies the pivotal moments in the club's rise to being one of the foremost teams of the twentieth century. With his trademark tactical acumen, Wilson goes back to the matches themselves and subjects them to forensic examination, re-evaluating and reassessing, and going beyond the white noise of banal player quotes and instant judgements to discover why what happened happened. It is in this way, as far as possible, a football history of a great club. And because this is Manchester United, there is additional resonance. From the completion of Old Trafford in 1910, United have had a significant financial advantage. Yet their past has not been one of sustained success. As such, their history is also, to an extent, a history of English football, with all of its possibilities and frustrations.



MacDou GOAL

MacDou GOAL Author Neil Vacher
ISBN-10 9781785312588
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 319
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With recollections from the man himself, including exploits with the likes of Alan Ball, George Best, Mick Channon, Bobby Moore and Peter Osgood, MacDou-goal traces Ted MacDougall’s rise from his roots in Inverness, through his playing and coaching career, to the present day. An impressionable youngster under Bill Shankly at Liverpool, the Scottish international was prolific at York City, Bournemouth, Norwich City and Southampton. Famously he set an FA Cup record with nine goals in one game against Margate in 1971, and answered critics in style as the First Division's top scorer in 1975/76. Rarely out of the headlines during the 1970s, there were also turbulent periods: first following a big-money move to Manchester United, then a fiery spell at West Ham and a controversial end to his Scotland career. He spent a season with Detroit Express, and explains his decision to relocate across the Atlantic, where he formed his own club. Never short of an opinion, MacDougall also has plenty to say about the modern game.



A Strange Kind of Glory

A Strange Kind of Glory Author Eamon Dunphy
ISBN-10 1845132556
Release 2007
Pages 406
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Sir Matt Busby is a legend in football, an institution at Old Trafford. He is regarded by many as the greatest manager ever, building three brilliant sides with players such as Charlton, Edwards, Law & Best. Originally written just two years before Busby's death, this book is now available with a new introduction.



Turning My Back On the Premier League

Turning My Back On the Premier League Author Lee Price
ISBN-10 9781905825950
Release 2015-06-04
Pages 272
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Turning My Back on the Premier League is the story of one fan’s football journey from the riches of the world’s most popular football division, to the forgotten underbelly of the English football league.



If the Kids Are United

If the Kids Are United Author Tony Hill
ISBN-10 0956840957
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 362
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An hilarious account of a Manchester United fan's 18-year long quest to get his hands on a FA Cup final ticket. Along the way witnessing some of the most momentous events in late 20th century football history - the last days of the terraces, the Hillsborough disaster and the rise of Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United. Part Kes, part Boys from the Blackstuff, it also paints a vivid portrait of working-class culture - from punk, the miner's strike, unemployment to MaDchester and Brit-pop. The number 1 Best Seller in Manchester United books on Amazon. The top rated Manchester United supporter book on Amazon. 'One look, won over' ***** Four Four Two **** Total Football 'A great read' 4/5 Glory Glory Man United (MUFC official magazine) 'Hill can be funny, but really finds his voice in harrowing recollections of the Hillsborough tragedy.' Daily Mail 'For younger fans, there is an intoxicating account of the run-in to Fergie's first title triumph in 1993, while older fans will relish exhilarating memories of United in the 70's, a decade of Cup finals and cock-ups. Equally entertaining is Hill's witty and often poignant portrayal of a youth spent in a declining mining community...Impassioned and bleak but also hilarious.' Manchester UNITED (the official MUFC magazine) See the great reviews for this book here - www.manutdbooks.com



Thinking Inside the Box

Thinking Inside the Box Author Louis Saha
ISBN-10 1907637532
Release 2012
Pages 272
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A highly unusual and thought-provoking book by France and Everton football star Louis Saha. Personally written by Saha without the assistance of a ghostwriter, rather than a straight autobiography, thinking inside the box is the former Manchester United star's analysis of the life of a modern footballer. With the thought's of Sir Alex Ferguson, Zidane, Drogba, Tim Cahill and many more, Saha 'wanted to write what it is really like. About how to keep it real and stay sane in the middle of this sporting circus'.



Believe in the Sign

Believe in the Sign Author Mark Hodkinson
ISBN-10 1904590179
Release 2006
Pages 203
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'Believe in the Sign' is a 'sort of' memoir of a normal, average boy who would have grown up happily average and normal but for a dark and perverse passion: the seductive lure of masochistic devotion to a no-hope, near-derelict football club.



Forever Young

Forever Young Author Oliver Kay
ISBN-10 9781848669864
Release 2016-05-12
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WINNER OF THE FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This football book is about something even more important than the "beautiful game"; it is a story of the human spirit.' - Mick Hume, The Times Adrian Doherty was not a typical footballer. For one thing, he was blessed with extraordinary talent. Those who played alongside and watched him in the Manchester United youth team in the early 1990s insist he was as good as Ryan Giggs - possibly even better. Giggs, who played on the opposite wing, says he is inclined to agree. Doherty was also an eccentric - by football standards, at least. When his colleagues went to Old Trafford to watch the first team on Saturday afternoons, he preferred to take the bus into Manchester to go busking. He wore second-hand clothes, worshipped Bob Dylan, read about theology and French existentialism and wrote songs and poems. One team-mate says "it was like having Bob Dylan in a No 7 shirt". On his 17th birthday, Doherty was offered a five-year contract - unprecedented for a United youngster at that time - and told by Alex Ferguson that he was destined for stardom. But what followed over the next decade is a tale so mysterious, so shocking, so unusual, so amusing but ultimately so tragic, that you are left wondering how on earth it has been untold for so long. The stories of Doherty's contemporaries, that group of Manchester United youngsters who became known as the "Class of '92", are well known. Giggs ended up as the most decorated player in United's history; David Beckham became the most recognisable footballer on the planet; Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and others are household names. The story you don't know is about the player who, having had the world at his feet, died the day before his 27th birthday following an accident in a canal in Holland.



Celtic United

Celtic United Author Frank Worrall
ISBN-10 1845962761
Release 2007
Pages 352
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Highlights the similarities between the clubs' fans and teams, builds a picture of the tragedies and triumphs that have befallen both, and looks at the intent behind their formation. This book also discusses the reasons why United and Celtic became the first two British clubs to win the European Cup.