• Sports & Recreation

From Orient to the Emirates

The Plucky Rise of Burnley FC
Author: Tim Quench
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 1785313711
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 333
View: 2577
This is the story of Burnley Football Club's remarkable recovery from the brink of oblivion, made without the help of ultra-rich benefactors. It concerns the fall and rise of a small-town club, once renowned for its advanced playing style, tactical and coaching innovations and flourishing youth policy. From Orient to the Emirates tells how this former leading club was brought to its knees during the mid-80s by adverse economic circumstances and imprudent management, how it narrowly escaped relegation to the Vauxhall Conference in 1987 - and with it probable liquidation - to once again become a force at the top of English football. The story is largely told in the words of those who took part in this incredible 30-year journey - the directors, managers, players, support staff and supporters. It is an uplifting account of success achieved very much against the odds, founded on indomitable spirit, canny planning and, above all, hard graft. As Burnley's brilliant manager, Sean Dyche, puts it: "Maximum effort is the minimum requirement."

Orient to the Emirates

Burnley's Bumpy Ride from the Basement to the Top Flight
Author: Tim Quelch
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 9781785313127
Category:
Page: 272
View: 2536
This is the story of Burnley Football Club's remarkable recovery from the brink of oblivion, made without the help of ultra-rich benefactors. It concerns the fall and rise of a small-town club, once renowned for its advanced playing style, tactical and coaching innovations and flourishing youth policy.From Orient to the Emirates tells how this former leading club was brought to its kneesduring the mid-80s by adverse economic circumstances and imprudent management, how it narrowly escaped relegation to the Vauxhall Conference in 1987 - and with it probable liquidation - to once again become a force at the top of English football. The story is largely told in the words of those who took part in this incredible 30-year journey - the directors, managers, players, support staff and supporters. It is an uplifting account of success achieved very much against the odds, founded on indomitable spirit, canny planning and, above all, hard graft. As Burnley's brilliant manager, Sean Dyche, puts it: -Maximum effort is the minimum requirement.-

    • History

Burnley FC Miscellany


Author: David Clayton
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144564245X
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 7277
The Burnley FC Miscellany is packed full of fascinating facts, figures, trivia, stats, stories and anecdotes all relating to the long and colourful history of Burnley Football Club. From the most memorable matches and the men who helped shaped the club s history; to the more gruesome games and the unsung heroes, this book tells the tales that have seen the football club become the force it is today. The ultimate guide to footballing trivia, the Burnley FC Miscellany is a book no self-respecting Clarets fan should be without.

    • Soccer teams

The Burnley FC Miscellany


Author: David Wiseman
Publisher: DB
ISBN: 9781780911045
Category: Soccer teams
Page: 224
View: 8603
This work includes over a thousand nuggets of Burnley FC trivia that is sure to entertain every fan! Their history sparkles with international players, 'football firsts' and record breaking achievements. This book is one which is mainly 'off the record'.

    • Sports & Recreation

Mud Sweat and Shears

Tales from the Turf - Life as a Football league Groundsman
Author: Dave Thomas
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 1785312952
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 318
View: 9833
Mud, Sweat and Shears is the story of Roy Oldfield - groundsman at Burnley FC through the 1970s and 1980s. It tells of how he went from miner to parks and recreation man and eventually became one of football's most-respected turf men. On the pitch he saw more bad times than good, but his offer to "Av a brew" was gladly accepted by a procession of football greats: from Brian Clough to Bill Shankly, and Denis Law to Kevin Keegan. He faced daily battles with the weather and directors, but single-handedly produced a pitch which received continued praise from players, managers and referees well before the modern immaculate pitches. Roy used his wits, a mower, wheelbarrow, a couple of forks and sand; in an age when most pitches turned to mudbaths at a drop of rain and games were played on snow. This is a unique football book: through a groundsman's eyes, and it tells the story of what typically went on behind the scenes at one club before football became the multi-million-pound industry it is today.

Best of Burnley


Author: Dave Thomas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908847096
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 1048

    • Sports & Recreation

Champions

The Story of Burnley's Instant Return to the Premier League
Author: Dave Thomas
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 1785312472
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 8981
Champions is the story of Burnley's Championship title win of season 2015/16. In the world of the big city football clubs, Burnley remains the club from the small town that continues to defy the odds through its good management and careful budgeting. This is the third promotion to the Premier League in just seven years. It was a season that began tentatively, after relegation. Three key players had been sold, and the first month produced nothing too special. Two key additions were made, as Andre Gray was brought in from Brentford for a club-record fee and Joey Barton, to the surprise of most in Burnley. Gray's goals and Barton's leadership became the foundation for the promotion that followed. As ever, in the background, Sean Dyche's man-management and motivational powers provided the bedrock of the success that came in the final week of the season, as a three-horse race went right to the wire.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero - The Story of a Football Legend


Author: Mike Smith
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
ISBN: 9781908105820
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 402
View: 590
Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero: The Story of a Football Legend One of the most gifted centre-halves of his day, Burnley captain Tommy Boyle won all of English footballs major honours; the FA Cup, League Championship and he represented England at international level. But once his playing days were over and after run-ins with the police and local authorities, the former international footballer was sent to Whittingham Mental Hospital, a former lunatic asylum. Broken Hero traces Boyle's career from his early days working as a miner in the militant South Yorkshire coalfield, to the proud day he became the first captain to be presented with the FA Cup by His Majesty, King George V. The story covers Boyle's experiences during the First World War where he served in the Royal Field Artillery and was badly wounded. The doctors gave him little chance of ever playing again, but he proved them all wrong and made a remarkable comeback to crown his career by leading Burnley to the Football League title in 1921. Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero tells the story of a great character and explores the circumstances that led to one of footballs first celebrity players being locked away in a mental hospital for the rest of his life unable to tell his story. Until now.

Never Had It So Good

Burnley's Incredible 1959/60 League Title Triumph
Author: Tim Quelch
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 9781909626546
Category:
Page: 288
View: 9432
Burnley's league title victory of 1960 remains one of the most remarkable feats in the history of English soccer, the club the smallest ever to win its premier title. Despite spending far less than other champions and drawing more modest crowds, Burnley beat the likes of Manchester United, Spurs, and Wolves by playing exciting, fluid, continental-style soccer that won many admirers. "I wanted to applaud their artistry," Jimmy Greaves commented. "In an era when quite a few teams believed in the big boot, they were a league of gentlemen." Former player Brian Miller described how grounded the team were at the time: "Several of us worked at Bank Hall pit all day and then played First Division football. Spurs' players didn't do that." Never Had It So Good reveals how Burnley's amazing title triumph was achieved--and how very different life was for a soccer player in those bygone days.

    • England, North West

On the Brink

A Journey Through English Football's North West
Author: Simon Hughes
Publisher: Decoubertin Books
ISBN: 9781909245600
Category: England, North West
Page: 330
View: 668
In the winter of 2016 Simon Hughes began a journey through English football's most successful region, meeting the players, the managers, the chairmen and owners that shape the mood of a changing time. From the Premier League to grassroots, in On the Brink, Hughes examines how the landscape of the game across the north west is shifting: how geography explains the way things are; how industry defines identity; how money threatens existence -- and what Brexit might mean for the future.

There's No Place Like Home

Burnley Fc's Third Crack at the Premier League
Author: Peter Haworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781547186679
Category:
Page: 316
View: 3205
This book is the third in the series - Burnley FC, the Premier League Diaries. The book reviews Burnley FC's third attempt at Premier League survival as once again they go toe-to-toe with their far wealthier big city rivals. For a small East Lancashire town club to reach the money dominated Premier League was a feat considered extremely unlikely. However, in 2009 our homespun heroes achieved it, only to suffer the not unexpected subsequent relegation. Undeterred they battled back in 2014 achieving promotion as runners-up to Championship winners Leicester City. Now to fans of the club, if not a resolute management team, this was seen as incredible. Unfortunately, once again, the challenge proved beyond our heroes. Yet, once again in 2016, the indomitable Clarets shrugged off their disappointment and rose magnificently to claim a place in the top echelon of English football for a third time. This time bettering their previous promotions by emerging as worthy Championship winners. This diary tells the story of the third 'crack' at Premier League survival. Would the lessons learnt from the previous two campaigns stand them in good stead to this time withstand the overwhelming odds. Could they achieve the even greater goal of retaining their elevated status. What followed was a strange, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes deflating, but always compelling season of high drama. An extremely lop-sided series of results, giving rise ultimately to the book's title, ensured the outcome was likely to go to the wire.Once again it's a personal account of one man's 'take' on the challenge. As with the previous diaries the action is interspersed with tales of the author's other passion, walking in the northern hills and dales. The intention is to not only to document a memorable season, but hopefully also to amuse with some interesting anecdotes to lighten the mood!

    • Soccer fans

Big Club, Small Town and Me


Author: Brendan Flood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955953415
Category: Soccer fans
Page: 228
View: 7898

Underdog

The Inside Story of Huddersfield Town and Their 2016-17 Promotion Campaign
Author: Raj Baines
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912101566
Category:
Page: 288
View: 1580

    • History

Bent Arms and Dodgy Wickets


Author: Tim Quelch
Publisher: Pitch Pub
ISBN: 9781908051837
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 7887
When Andrew Strauss's team seized the world title in the summer of 2011 they finally recovered what had been lost at the Adelaide Oval in 1959. This tale of the preceding triumph and loss is recounted through the memoirs of those who took part - both for and against England.

    • True Crime

Congratulations You Have Just Met the ICF (West Ham United) - They Have Style, They Have Violence&…The Intercity Firm Are All Your Worst Nightmares Come True


Author: Cass Pennant
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1782192360
Category: True Crime
Page: 300
View: 8144
The Inter City Firm...hard, terrifyingly vicious, brilliantly organised, tremendously feared and hihgly fashionable. They were the most notorious firm of the Seventies and Eighties football hooligans this country has ever seen. For the first time ever, all the aces of the West Ham firm reveal their memories and thoughts about the violence, the battles, the campaigns, the run-ins with the authorities, and all that came with it. Bestselling author Cass Pennant was one of the best-known figures of the I.C.F. He has used his unique position as a West Ham insider to bring together these first-hand accounts of the men who were at the eye of the storm, both on and of the terraces. These tales from the terraces range from the inflamed East End rivalry with Millwall, to the she-end battles with Chelsea, from aggravation at Anfield's Kop to the disaster in Heysel. These stories unfold against a backdrop of sharp fashion and music, such as The Cockney Rejects and Sham 69 that became the hallmark of the hoolifans.

    • Art

Georgian Geographies

Essays on Space, Place and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century
Author: Miles Ogborn,Charles W. J. Withers
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719065101
Category: Art
Page: 220
View: 1350
This text provides an interdisciplinary examination of the geographical nature of culture and society in 18th-century Britain and the British world. The book's introduction identifies the key areas of study as the geographical constitution of empire, the Enlightenment and the public sphere. These themes are explored by examining the connections between space, place and landscape in the 18th century in relation to the emergent empire in the Caribbean and north-west America, and Britain itself. Under consideration are topics such as landscape art, London's art world, geography books, mapping, the geography of erotic fiction, provincial science and the production of domestic space in the early English novel. This collection offers substantial empirical evidence and should be a valuable contribution to 18th-century studies for research and teaching staff, postgraduates and advanced undergraduate students in geography, history, literary studies, the history of art, postcolonial studies and the history of science.

    • Sports & Recreation

Burnley Football Club 1882-1968


Author: N.A
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780752415208
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
View: 5144
This collection of over 200 photographs and items of memorabilia traces the course of one of English football's most famous clubs, from its birth in 1882 to the watershed period of the late 1960s. As a founder member of the Football League in 1888, the club from Turf Moor played its part in the development and expansion of the professional game and, although the early years seemed a continuous struggle, honours were eventually to arrive.The two outstanding sides that evolved either side of the First World War and secured the FA Cup in 1914 and the League Championship in 1920/21 (with a record of 30 consecutive games undefeated) are covered in detail. Other areas of particular interest include the relegation of 1930, promotion back to the top flight in 1947, the club's first ever trip to Wembley and the glory days of the 1960s - with the memorable European Cup campaign, another League Championship and a very near miss in the quest for the 'double'.This superb selection of images from Burnley's past is supported with expert captions from Ray Simpson, the club's official historian and statistician, who has already published several books on the club. This pictorial history is a splendid archive of a big club from a small Lancashire town and will delight all Clarets fans - whether as a reminder of happy times in the past or as a fascinating glimpse into the way things used to be.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Red Glory

Manchester United and Me
Author: Martin Edwards,Robert Sellers
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782438114
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 8985
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.

    • Humor

Coyote V. Acme


Author: Ian Frazier
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466828757
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 8818
Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the opening statement of an attorney representing Wile E. Coyote in a product liability suit against the Acme company, supplier of unpredictable rocket sleds and faulty spring-powered shoes.

    • Sports & Recreation

Motson's World Cup Extravaganza


Author: John Motson,Nick Brownlee
Publisher: Robson
ISBN: 9781861059369
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 5139
"The man with the best memory in football" – Shoot Monthly The World Cup is footballing nirvana – the ultimate global competition where the best of the best battle it out while the world watches. Added to the live and televised excitement is the one man who is never without his renowned statistics and encyclopaedic knowledge. Here, in his inimitable style, John Motson provides footy-lovers and laymen with a wealth of illuminating and essential trivia on the facts and history of the World Cup. This is the perfect guide to everything about the competition: players; great matches; goals and the personalities that have passed through the ages. The book’s publication will coincide with the start of the 2006 competition and is a must-read for every fan of World-cup facts and trivia.