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John Williams


PUBLISHED: 2nd June 2010
ISBN: 9781845966829
ANNOTATION:
In Reds, a unique and exhaustively researched history of Liverpool Football Club, John Williams explores the origins and divisive politics of football in the city of Liverpool and profiles the key men behind the emergence of the club and its early successes.
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PUBLISHED: 2nd June 2010
ISBN: 9781845966829
ANNOTATION:
In Reds, a unique and exhaustively researched history of Liverpool Football Club, John Williams explores the origins and divisive politics of football in the city of Liverpool and profiles the key men behind the emergence of the club and its early successes.

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In Reds, a unique and exhaustively researched history of Liverpool Football Club, John Williams explores the origins and divisive politics of football in the city of Liverpool and profiles the key men behind the emergence of the club and its early successes.

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In Reds, a unique and exhaustively researched history of Liverpool Football Club, John Williams explores the origins and divisive politics of football in the city of Liverpool and profiles the key men behind the emergence of the club and its early successes. The first great Liverpool manager, Tom Watson, piloted the club to its first league championships in 1901 and 1906 before taking his team to the FA Cup final in 1914. Watson and the key members of those early Liverpool teams are analysed in depth, as is the role of the club and its fans in the city at a time when Merseyside balanced self-improvement and cosmopolitanism with almost unimaginable problems of poverty. Liverpool secured consecutive League titles in 1922 and 1923 with the incomparable goalkeeper Elisha Scott as its totemic star and the darling of the Kop. In the '20s, Liverpool became the first British club to internationalise its playing staff. The club's next league title came in 1947, but in the bleak '50s the Liverpool board ruled with an iron fist and controlled the purse strings - until Bill Shankly arrived and won that elusive first FA Cup in 1965. The recent tragedies that have shaped the club's contemp

Author Biography

John Williams has been studying football as a sociologist for the past 30 years and is the author of several other books on Liverpool FC.

Review

"A brilliant book" -- Stephen Done, curator at Liverpool FC Museum

Product Details

Author
John Williams
Year
2010
ISBN-10
1845966821
ISBN-13
9781845966829
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
432
Subtitle
Liverpool Football Club - The Biography
Illustrations
2 x 8pp b/w
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date
2010-06-02