The former Arsenal defender, John Roberts, was marking me, and he got
dropped for the second game. Of course, things were rather spoilt for us when
Birmingham equalised courtesy of Joe Gallagher, their central defender. We
would have ...
Author: Michael Heatley
Publisher: eBook Partnership
Fifteen of Fulham's biggest names reflect on their most memorable games during their careers with the club. From fifties legend Tosh Chamberlain and World Cup winner George Cohen through to current club captain Danny Murphy and Europa League hero Simon Davies - others include Tosh Chamberlain, Steve Earle, John Mitchell, Les Strong, Gordon Davies, Roger Brown, Ray Lewington, Jim Stannard, Rodney McAree, Simon Morgan, Sean Davis and Lee Clark. With a foreword by the late Johnny Haynes, the finest player to wear the white of Fulham, Match of My Life is an absorbing look back at some of the great games in club's history.Key features- Part of the popular and successful Match of My Life series which features a number of football clubs- Features twelve of Fulham's greatest names, reflecting on their most memorable match for the club- Also details those players' cherished memories from their time with the club, the players they played with and the managers they served- Includes contemporary and historic images from the legendary matches covered- Written by respected football writer and author Michael Heatley, who has written a number of books on football
But at that stage Waddo didn't do anything. The first big offer I had came when I
had the chance to go to Fulham. Their manager Vic Buckingham turned up after a
cup tie we'd drawn against Derry City. Vic was Arthur Daley reincarnated.
Author: Simon Lowe
Publisher: eBook Partnership
Sixteen Stoke legends tell the stories behind their favourite games. Terry Conroy relives the moment his header opened the scoring in City's 1972 League Cup Final. Mark Stein remembers another Wembley win in the 1992 Autoglass Trophy. Denis Smith recalls when Stoke took on the best in Europe and came so close to beating the mighty Ajax, while Peter Fox takes the unusual step of selecting a game in which he only played half an hour. Legends Dennis Herod, Tony Allen and Mark Chamberlain also relive their finest games in the famous red and white stripes. Stoke City Match of My Life will delight Potters fans as they relive these magic moments through the eyes of the men who made them happen.Key features- Part of the popular and successful Cult Heroes series which features a number of football clubs- Features sixteen of Stoke City's greatest names, reflecting on their most memorable match for the club- Also details those players' cherished memories from their time with the club, the players they played with and the managers they served- Includes contemporary and historic images from the legendary matches covered- Written by respected football writer Simon Lowe; a well-known Midlands-based football historian and author, with over 15 published books to his name
Fulham. 0. League. Division. One. Wednesday. 16. September. 1959. ON THE
PITCH I was as hard as anybody in the world. You think some of the players
today are hard? In my day we had some incredibly hard men playing the game
and the ...
Author: Simon Lowe
Publisher: eBook Partnership
Twelve Wolves legends tell the stories behind their favourite games from their Molineux careers. The selected games include the 1949 and 1960 FA Cup and the 1974 and 1980 League Cup Finals, the famous floodlit friendlies against Honved and Real Madrid and tussles with local rivals West Bromich Albion. Bill Slater and John Richards select their greatest matches in a Wolves shirt, while Steve Bull recalls his best performance, after a night on the tiles! Ron Flowers, Sammy Smyth and the late Norman Deeley also feature in a book with a foreword by Sir Jack Hayward. Wolves Match of My Life will delight fans of all ages as they relive magic moments through the eyes of the men who made them happen.Key features- Part of the popular and successful Match of My Life series which features a number of football clubs- Features twelve of Wolves' greatest names, reflecting on their most memorable match for the club- Also details those players' cherished memories from their time with the club, the players they played with and the managers they served- Includes contemporary and historic images from the legendary matches covered- Written by respected football writer Simon Lowe; a well-known Midlands-based football historian and author, with over 15 published books to his name
If my debut goal at Fulham was one to savour, this one was not exactly a classic!
Not long after the Fulham game, I was involved in a shocking, scrappy tie against
Joe Royle's Oldham. Once again, in spite of all our experienced internationals, ...
Author: Robbie Fowler
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
To Liverpool fans, Robbie Fowler was 'God'. He is the sixth-highest goal scorer in the history of the Premier League and notched 183 goals for Liverpool alone. But before all of that, he was a Liverpool lad who loved the game, the Kop and everything that came with it. My Life In Football is the story of a boy who became a legend. Born in Liverpool in 1975, Robbie Fowler became a club icon by the time he was 18. Now, he takes us through the games that have shaped his life and football philosophy, over 25 years after he first signed as a professional for Liverpool. Engaging, personal and revealing, Robbie opens up about his astounding achievements, the price of fame and the regrets and struggles of being a professional footballer. From Hillsborough to Madrid, via the cup treble, that goal line celebration, hundreds of goals, Houllier, Benítez, Klopp and more, Robbie explains his thinking about the modern game. Inviting readers inside the dressing room, he shares stories of legendary teammates like Rush, Owen and Gerrard, as well as his rise to football's top table. How did he get back up so many times after the injuries that blighted his career? What gave him the drive to keep going and pursue his dreams? Robbie's My Life In Football harks back to a simpler time when fans and players shared the same story, and when the local boy really could dream of scoring a hat-trick for his home club when Saturday came.
He began with a 2–0 win at home to Wolves, and seven days later I caught my
first sight of him in a City shirt, when I hitch-hiked down to London to see the
match against Fulham. As I was getting out of the tube station at Putney Bridge, a
Author: Colin Shindler
Publisher: Hachette UK
Colin Shindler was dealt a cruel hand by Fate when he became a passionate Manchester City supporter. In this brilliant sporting autobiography he recalls the great characters of his youth, like his eccentric Uncle Laurence, as well as his professional heroes. Threaded through these sporting events is the author's own story, which touches on a universal nerve, growing up in a Jewish family, his childhodd destroyed by the sudden death of his mother and his slow emotional recovery through his love for Manchester City. It is a tale that reveals what it is like to be on the outside looking in, with his nose pressed up against the sweet shop window watching the United supporters take all the wine gums.
After the Fulham game, I worry that people have an opinion on what sort of
person I am because of what they see on the football pitch. They see me
punching corner flags and shouting on the telly and must think that I'm like that in
everyday life ...
Author: Wayne Rooney
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
‘My Decade in the Premier League’ is Wayne’s first hand account of his 10 years playing at the highest level in English football – and for the biggest club in the world. This is his inside story of life on the pitch for Manchester Utd; the League titles, FA Cups, League Cups and Champions League adventures. A must for any Utd fan.
... a scrappy victory but an indication that Mourinho, in his first match in charge,
was going to make life difficult for Ferguson. As for City and the lethargic 1–1
draw at home to Fulham, if Keegan stayed and behaved like the sullen teenager
Author: Colin Shindler
Publisher: Hachette UK
Colin Shindler has previously written of his deep love for Manchester City in the bestselling Manchester United Ruined My Life and three other previous books. Now he tells the story of his sorrowful disenchantment with his home town club as, on the instruction of its new foreign owners, it turns itself remorselessly into a global brand. Trophyless since 1976, in 2011 Manchester City won the FA Cup and set off on their quest for the Premiership and the Champions League. In their zeal to win every competition the new Manchester City has spent money with wild abandon, signing outstandingly talented players as well as a few ordinary ones but in almost every case at hugely inflated prices. From the nail-biting win over Gillingham in the League Two Play Off final at Wembley in 1999 to the climax of the 2011 season, Shindler watches his team get steadily more successful and, to his own bewilderment, feels steadily more alienated from it. This is the story of a frustrated romantic who finds in the glitz and glamour of the current media-obsessed game a helter-skelter of artificially fabricated excitement. As he details how football courses through his veins Shindler tells how it intersects with his own life, a life that has been marked by family tragedy, and how he finally found personal redemption even as his team lost its soul.
He recalls: “It was one of the great pleasures of my life to play alongside Joe. In
my second game, against Fulham, he smashed in a volley from outside the box.
What a goal. Just to be on the same pitch as someone like that, it gave you the ...
Author: Tom Maxwell
With a total of more than 500 goals in careers that saw them turn out for the likes of Hibernian, St Mirren, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Torino, Joe and Gerry Baker are two of the greatest strikers Scotland never had. While Liverpool-born Hibs legend Joe became the first man to make his England debut having never played in the English league, his US-born brother Gerry, a hero of St Mirren's Scottish Cup-winning side of 1959, was the first top-flight European footballer to turn out for the USA. Even though he spoke with a broad Scottish accent, Joe was in Alf Ramsey's initial squad for the 1966 World Cup. With unprecedented access to the Baker family archives, including contributions from Gerry Baker and the late Joe's son Colin, The Fabulous Baker Boys is a unique tale of Scotland's most celebrated sporting siblings and contains exclusive interviews with the likes of Denis Law, Lawrie Reilly, John Robertson, Alex Young, Pat Stanton, Bob Wilson and George Eastham.
The Classic Account of Life on the Football Terraces Colin Ward. Leicester? ... He
is also one of the funniest people I have ever met in my life. ... Unbeknown to us
the match between Fulham and Nottingham Forest had been called off, ...
Author: Colin Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Colin Ward spent much of the 1970s and 1980s on the terraces of football grounds around the country, and following England across the continent. It was a time when passionate support of your team did not mean wearing the team shirt and subscribing to your club's TV station. Instead, it often meant having to defend your part of the stadium against attacks from opposition fans, confrontations with the police, and some decidedly hair-raising encounters. Although, post-Hillsborough, this seems like a vanished era, the world of the football hooligan still has the power to fascinate. No one has captured the atmosphere with the same authenticity as Ward, who reveals the truth behind the easy headlines: the camaraderie, the unexpected friendships between rival groups, the characters who attained near mythical status. Controversial, provocative and above all brilliantly told, Steaming Intakes the reader right to the heart of the action.