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Colin Bell

Author : Colin Bell
ISBN : 1840187719
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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If Manchester City legend Colin Bell were playing today, he'd be one of the most sought-after midfielders in the world and would command the wages of, and comparison to, the likes of Zidane, Ronaldinho or Ballack. Most Manchester City fans regard Bell as the club's best ever player. He graced the midfield during their greatest years, as they won the League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup-Winners' Cup. The man they nicknamed 'Nijinsky', due to his supreme athleticism, captained Bury at the age of 17 and represented England 48 times before a serious knee injury effectively ended his career when he was just 29. Now, for the first time, 'King Colin' has opened up. He talks about his childhood; about never knowing his mother, who died while he was a baby; and of being brought up by his aunt and then his father and older sister. He then leads us through the glory years, singles out his greatest opponents and compares the modern game with the era he dominated. In Colin Bell - Reluctant Hero, Bell covers the many highs and lows of his career, including his views on the tackle in a Manchester derby that ended his footballing dreams and could even have cost him his life. There's humour, too, as he recalls a teammate who couldn't swim being carried shoulder high through the incoming tide on Blackpool beach, and the time he sent a fellow player to a hotel reception in his birthday suit. This candid and entertaining autobiography offers a unique insight into the world of a true legend who never actively sought fame. With tributes from the likes of Malcolm Allison, Sir Geoff Hurst and Sir Bobby Charlton, Colin Bell - Reluctant Hero is the life story of a footballer whose brilliance on the field demanded adulation but who was never comfortable in the spotlight, a player who truly preferred to let his feet do the talking.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Reluctant Hero

Author : Colin Bell
ISBN : 1845960874
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Most Manchester City fans regard Colin Bell as the club's best ever player. He graced the midfield during their greatest years, as they won the League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup-Winners' Cup, and represented England 48 times before a serious knee injury effectively ended his career when he was just 29. Now, in this revealing autobiography, 'King Colin' has opened up. He talks about never knowing his mother, who died while he was a baby; and of being brought up by his aunt and then his father and older sister. He then leads us through the glory years, singles out his greatest opponents and compares the modern game with the era he dominated, before giving his views on the tackle in a Manchester derby that ended his footballing dreams and could have cost him his life. With tributes from the likes of Malcolm Allison, Sir Geoff Hurst and Sir Bobby Charlton,COLIN BELL - THE RELUCTANT HERO is the life story of a footballer whose brilliance on the field demanded adulation but who was never comfortable in the spotlight, a player who truly preferred to let his feet do the talking.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Manchester City Player By Player

Author : Tony Matthews
ISBN : 9781445617374
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book explores the history of Manchester City players over the past 125 years.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Man City Quiz Book

Author : Chris Cowlin
ISBN : 9781908548979
Genre : Games
File Size : 61.7 MB
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Are you a loyal supporter of Manchester City Football Club? Never missed a match? Do you know all there is to know about your favourite football team? Then the time has come to test your memory of the events that have shaped City with this exciting new quiz book containing 250 thought-provoking questions. The Man City Quiz Book contains questions about all aspects of the club including the players, their nationalities and caps for their country, managers, top goalscorers, League ositions and club records as well as all those memorable moments that have gone to make up City’s long and exciting history. So, whether you are City’s number one fan or simply want to brush up on your knowledge of the team, you are certain to find out something new about Manchester City Football Club in this book. Packed with fascinating facts, this tribute to Man City is a must-have for all City fans and is certain to provide all round entertainment for football enthusiasts from five to 95.
Category: Games

Best Pele And A Half Time Bovril A Nostalgic Look At The 1970s Football S Last Great Decade

Author : Andrew Smart
ISBN : 9781784180690
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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THE 1970S - THE LAST DECADE WHEN EVERY FAN OF EVERY CLUB COULD WISH FOR THE STARS.For supporters of provincial lightweights like Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United, their wishes came true in the seventies when they landed the Division One title. It was the decade of the underdog - when the FA Cup was still football's Holy Grail and teams like Sunderland, Ipswich and Southampton came in from the sticks to produce their own brand of Wembley magic. It is not like that today.It was the decade when every team had its characters: Stan Bowles, Charlie George, Duncan McKenzie, Frank Worthington, Tony Currie, Rodney Marsh. These personalities are gone now, replaced by an influx of anonymous foreign journeymen.This book harks back to a lost era when the game still belonged to the fans; they could identify with the players, recognise their heroes, and believe they all had a shot at glory.It remembers dramatic matches packed with action and controversy; recalls mercurial managers like Shankly, Clough, Revie and the Doc - and asks the question: who was the finest player from football's last great decade?
Category: Sports & Recreation

Richer Than God

Author : David Conn
ISBN : 9780857386809
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Richer Than God is an authoritative, provocative, investigative account of Manchester City's history, culminating in its transformation as Sheikh Mansour seeks to spend the formerly miserable Manchester club into the European elite. When Conn asked an American working in Abu Dhabi whether its economy had been at all affected by the global recession, he said: 'My friend, we're richer than God'. It is also a tale of innocence: that of a six-year-old boy transfixed by his sky-blue heroes, coming of age as a writer with the mature understanding that both his club and the game are businesses. Why should modern football continue to claim the unquestioning loyalty of fans, when there is so much in the game to question?
Category: Sports & Recreation

The British Cinema Source Book

Author : British Film Institute
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018486121
Genre : Performing Arts
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An up-to-date record of all British films held in the National Archive, along with details of scripts, press books and other publications available
Category: Performing Arts

Radio Times

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