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The Glory Game: The New Edition of the British Football Classic

Hunter Davies


PUBLISHED: 31st January 2000
ISBN: 9781840182422
ANNOTATION:
When the first edition of The Glory Game was published in 1972, it was instantly hailed as the most insightful book about the life of a football club ever published.
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PUBLISHED: 31st January 2000
ISBN: 9781840182422
ANNOTATION:
When the first edition of The Glory Game was published in 1972, it was instantly hailed as the most insightful book about the life of a football club ever published.

Annotation

When the first edition of The Glory Game was published in 1972, it was instantly hailed as the most insightful book about the life of a football club ever published.

Publisher Description

Hailed as probably the best book about soccer ever written, "The Glory Game" gives a unique insight into the inner workings of a major-league soccer club. Author Hunter Davies was allowed unparalleled access to the inner sanctum of a top professional soccer team, the Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs), and his pen spared nothing and no one. This 30th-anniversary edition will appeal to new and enthusiastic audiences.

Author Biography

Hunter Davies, formerly an editor for the Sunday Times of London, is the author of numerous books. He lives in London.

Review

"Still the definitive football text ... this book is indispensable" FourFourTwo "The Glory Game engages the mind while revealing the soul of the beautiful game" The Herald "Brilliant, anthropological account of life with Tottenham in 1973, before there were press officers and brand managers" -- David Goldblatt, Author Of The World Football Yearbook

Kirkus UK Review

In the 1971/72 season, Hunter Davies, hitherto best known as a biographer of the Beatles, was given unprecendented access to the training, dressing room and private lives of the players and staff of Tottenham Hotspur. The book was an instant hit and time has not withered its entertainment value, but it has revealed just how the game has changed. The Spurs players 1972 were comfortably off, not fabulously wealthy like today's stars, and were unsure of their place in the pecking order - can anyone imagine david Beckham earnestly joing the local Rotary Club in the hope of local acceptance as Mike England, the Spurs captain, did? The players are endearingly honest, almost naively so, Alan Mullery for example reveals the depth of his hurt at being forced out to Fulham, Steve Perryman, at the start of a record career at the club, is a boyscout figure and Martin Peters's wife reveals how under-appreciated her husband feels. At the time, such revelations were controversial, now they are footnotes to a book that is a football classic. (Kirkus UK)

Product Details

Author
Hunter Davies
Pages
376
Publisher
Mainstream Publishing Company
Language
English
ISBN-10
1840182423
ISBN-13
9781840182422
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2000
Publication Date
2000-01-31
Series
Mainstream sport
Edition
3rd
Subtitle
The New Edition of the British Football Classic
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
GLORY GAME
Audience
General/Trade
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