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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?



The Real Madrid Way

The Real Madrid Way Author Steven G. Mandis
ISBN-10 9781942952558
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 344
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The untold story of Real Madrid: one of the most incredible turnarounds in sports and business history. Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Mandis is the first researcher to rigorously ana- lyze both the on-the-field and business aspects of a sports team. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges the conventional wisdom that moneyball-fueled data analytics are the primary instruments of success. Instead, Real Madrid’s winning formula both on and off the field, from player selection to financial management, is based on aligning strategy with the culture and values of its fan base. Chasing the most talented (and most expensive) players can be a recipe for a winning record, but also financial disaster, as it was for Real Madrid in the late 1990s. Real Madrid’s management believes that the club exists to serve the Real Madrid community. They discovered that its fans care more about why the team exists, how their club wins, and whom it wins with versus just winning. The why, how, and whom create a community brand and identity, and inspire extraordinary passion and loyalty, which has led to amazing marketing and commercial success—in turn, attracting and paying for the best players in the world, with the values the fans expect. The club’s values and culture also provide a powerful environment for these best players to work together to win trophies. The Real Madrid Way explains how Real Madrid has created and maintains a culture that drives both financial and on-the-field success. This book is an engrossing account of the lifetime of one of the greatest clubs in the most popular sport in the world, and for business and organization leaders, it’s an invaluable inside look at a compelling alternative model with lasting competitive advantages that can deliver superior and sustainable returns and performance.



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.



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!



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.



Red Glory

Red Glory Author Martin Edwards
ISBN-10 9781782438113
Release 2017-09-07
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The definitive insider's story of life behind the scenes and within the corridors of power at the biggest football club in the world. When Martin Edwards became chairman of Manchester United in 1980, the club's estimated worth was £2 million. When he retired just over two decades later the club was valued at £1 billion. Under his expert business stewardship, Manchester United grew into one of the world's most recognized sporting brands and the richest and most famous football club on the planet. Martin shares a multitude of wonderful memories and amazing stories and revelations of the great success story of United. He singled out Alex Ferguson as a future manager of the Reds and had the determination and courage to stand by his choice when everybody else, both inside and outside of the club, were calling for his head. Martin Edwards is one of the great football chairmen who oversaw Manchester United as the club achieved its greatest successes and dominated domestic football. This autobiography of the former chairman and current life president presents a fascinating insight into English football's most successful club.



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.



The Anatomy of Manchester United

The Anatomy of Manchester United Author Jonathan Wilson
ISBN-10 1409126951
Release 2018-10-30
Pages 368
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The story of Manchester United told through ten key matches that have helped to shape its history. Award-winning football writer Jonathan Wilson selects ten landmark games from Manchester United's past, 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 match in charge. In doing so, he identifies the pivotal moments in the club's rise to becoming one of the foremost teams of the twentieth century. With his trademark tactical acumen, Wilson goes back to the games 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 uncover what really happened. The result is a unique football history of one of England's greatest and most famous clubs.



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.



The Man Who Kept The Red Flag Flying Jimmy Murphy

The Man Who Kept The Red Flag Flying  Jimmy Murphy Author Wayne Barton
ISBN-10 1910335851
Release 2018-02-15
Pages 352
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The Man Who Kept The Red Flag Flying Jimmy Murphy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Man Who Kept The Red Flag Flying Jimmy Murphy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Man Who Kept The Red Flag Flying Jimmy Murphy book for free.



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.



Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica Author Roger Bennett
ISBN-10 9781101875995
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 224
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Soccer has been America's Sport of the Future since 1972. Propelled by the rise of the World Cup, Premier League, the glory of the United States Women's National Team, Lionel Messi's DemiGod-esque talent and repeat exposure to Cristiano Ronaldo's preening abs, that Future has finally arrived. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans, as if it was a rollicking, sporting telenovela playing out in real life. Written in such a way that fully immerses Americans in the history and culture of the world's game, their Encyclopedia Blazertannica relives the careers of such greats such as George Best, Maradona, Beckham...and Alexi Lalas. It examines fan culture, from the tactical variations of scarf tying, to the pathos of England's classic, yet doomed, World Cup theme songs, and explores the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, along with such burning questions as how professional footballers deal with hair loss. Any reader will feel as if they've had a front-row seat for the classic matches--seeing every dive and missed penalty kick, and hearing every vulgar chant--and will emerge with a deeper appreciation for the dodgy haircuts and ill-judged neck tattoos that populate world football.



When You Put on a Red Shirt

When You Put on a Red Shirt Author Keith Dewhurst
ISBN-10 9781446420249
Release 2011-12-31
Pages 288
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'If David Lloyd-George was the most charismatic person I ever laid eyes on, Matt Busby was the most charismatic I have known, when he was the manager of Manchester United and I was a reporter travelling with the team.' Keith Dewhurst first saw United play in 1946. Ten years later he was writing about them for the Manchester Evening Chronicle. Half a lifetime later, he looks back on a passion that helped to shaped his life. On his journey from the terraces to the press box and then on to the game's inner sanctums, Dewhurst fell in love with a club and a game. A schoolboy fan when Busby arrived at Old Trafford, he was on the terraces as great teams took shape, and there as a reporter to witness the aftermath of the club's great tragedy - the Munich air crash. He was there too on the road with Jimmy Murphy, United's assistant manager and coaching genius, as the team played on during Busby's long recovery. In Busby, he witnessed both the hero of football legend and the darker side of a master manipulator. But in Murphy, he found his hero. It was Murphy who would tutor him in football and dreams, and Busby's ambiguous nature. The friends Dewhurst made then, the players and the coaches, the lost and the saved, are with him still - in memory, if no longer in life. When You Put on a Red Shirt is Dewhurst's homage to them and to his youth, evoking with vivid brilliance a lost era, and powerfully recapturing a world which is becoming myth.



Manchester United Man and Babe

Manchester United   Man and Babe Author Wilf McGuinness
ISBN-10 1848185030
Release 2008
Pages 272
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The rich history of Manchester United has never thrown up a more colorful character than Wilf McGuinness. There is virtually no emotion that he hasn't experienced during a lifetime in the game. Wilf has: played for his beloved United and his country at every level; won a championship medal with the Red Devils; suffered a cruel injury which cut short his career at the chronically premature age of 22; succeeded Sir Matt Busby as manager of Manchester United—and been sacked by the club to which he was so passionately devoted; lost all his hair, probably as a result of the shock of his demoralizing dismissal; played a key role in England's 1966 World Cup glory under Sir Alf Ramsey; and, coached at York, Hull and Bury, and in soccer outposts around the world—all without losing his exuberant outlook on life in general and football in particular. As Sir Alex Ferguson said: "There is never a dull moment with Wilf. There is no more cheerful man in football!" One of the original Busby Babes, Wilf grew up alongside the likes of Duncan Edwards and Bobby Charlton, and but for injury would have been aboard the plane which crashed at Munich, killing 23 people including eight of his team-mates and friends. Now for the first time he tells the full story of his incident-packed lifetime in the game, revealing the joy and the injustice, the sorrow and the controversy. Man and Babe is a moving tale of excitement, anguish, and redemption, with humor never very far from the surface. It includes more than 100 photographs from Wilf's personal collection, including the pre-Munich crash Busby Babes and exclusive pictures of Posh & Becks at the party to celebrate United's 1999 treble!



Sir Matt Busby

Sir Matt Busby Author Patrick Barclay
ISBN-10 9781473528741
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 384
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The Man Who Made A Football Club Sir Matt Busby, who took Manchester United to unprecedented glory before seeing the club through profound tragedy, created the global entity that spreads from Old Trafford today. A player with Manchester City and Liverpool before the Second World War, Busby remained at the forefront of football through four decades and made an extraordinary contribution to the game in terms of both style and substance. In this definitive biography, Patrick Barclay looks back at Busby’s phenomenal life and career, including the rise of the Busby Babes in the 1950s, the Munich disaster that claimed 23 lives and the Wembley victory ten years on that made United the first English team to win the European Cup. Denis Law, Pat Crerand and such other members of that great side as Alex Stepney, David Sadler and John Aston are among the host of voices testifying to the qualities that set Sir Matt apart. This is the story of one of the greatest figures in football history, and of the making of a legacy that will last for ever.



Art and Intercultural Dialogue

Art and Intercultural Dialogue Author Susana Gonçalves
ISBN-10 9789463004237
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 285
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How can art act as an intercultural mediator for dialogue? In order to scrutinize this question, relevant theoretical ideas are discussed and artistic intervention projects examined so as to highlight its cultural, political, economic, social, and transformational impacts. This thought-provoking work reveals why art is needed to help multicultural neighbourhoods and societies be sustainable, as well as united by diversity. This edited collection underlines the significance of arts and media as a tool of understanding, mediation, and communication across and beyond cultures. The chapters with a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches from particular contexts demonstrate the complexity in the dynamics of (inter)cultural communication, culture, identity, arts, and media. Overall, the collection encourages readers to consider themselves as agents of the communication process promoting dialogue.



The Search for a Nonviolent Future

The Search for a Nonviolent Future Author Michael N. Nagler
ISBN-10 157731803X
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 360
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Beginning with the achievements of Mahatma Gandhi, and following the legacy of nonviolence through the struggles against Nazism in Europe, racism in America, oppression in China and Latin America, and ethnic conflicts in Africa and Bosnia, Michael Nagler unveils a hidden history. Nonviolence, he proposes, has proven its power against arms and social injustice wherever it has been correctly understood and applied. Nagler's approach is not only historical but also spiritual, drawing on the experience of Gandhi and other activists and teachers. Individual chapters include A Way Out of Hell, The Sweet Sound of Order, and A Clear Picture of Peace. The last chapter includes a five-point blueprint for change and "study circle" guide. The foreword by Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is new to this edition.