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Growing Up With Subbuteo

Author : Mark Adolph
ISBN : 1899807403
Genre : Subbuteo (Game)
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Mark Adolph was the envy of his schoolmates - he never had any problem getting rare Subbuteo teams because his Dad invented the game and owned the factory that made it.In this book Mark tells the story of Subbuteo from the very early days when his father Peter had thousands of orders but no games with which to supply them. He recounts his father’s adventures in football as a director of Tonbridge FC and supporter of Queens Park Rangers, as an avid collector of luxury cars and as “a bit of a rogue”.Did you know why the game is called ‘Subbuteo’? It’s because Peter Adolph wanted to call it ‘The Hobby’ but was persuaded this was not specific enough. Peter was an ornithologist and Falco Subbueto Subbueto is the Latin name for the bird of prey The Hobby Hawk.Peter began his adventure with an advertisement in Boys Own magazine in 1947, offering a new table top football game for 7/6d (37.5p in new money). At that time the idea was just that, an idea, and Peter went off to New York to value a birds’ egg collection. Once there he got a telegram from his mother asking what she should do with £7,500 worth of 7/6d postal orders, worth about £750,000 in present terms. Then began the frantic process of making the game and suggesting it should be played on a pitch made from an old Army blanket!

The Blizzard The Football Quarterly Issue Twenty Seven

Author : Jonathan Wilson
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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First published in December 2017, Issue Twenty Seven contains 22 articles in 7 sections, including: Tom Williams speaking to Gary Lineker about his time at Barcelona and his tempestuous relationship with Johan Cruyff; Toke Theilade on the story of the first American footballer to play in Russia; James Montague on how Miodrag Belodidici escaped Romania to win the European Cup for a second time, Andrew McKirdy on Subbuteo and more.

Growing Up With Wolves

Author : Andy Fincher
ISBN : 9781543492125
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As most supporters will know, Following Wolverhampton Wanderers has been a bit of a roller coaster ride over the last 50 years. From Wembley cup finals to successive relegations. From playing in Europe to playing at Scarborough, this book covers many of the experiences I have had over that period, plus one or two of my own observations about the game, controversial as they may be.

Routledge Handbook Of Football Studies

Author : John Hughson
ISBN : 9781135074821
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component of our social, cultural, political and economic life. The Routledge Handbook of Football Studies is a landmark work of reference, going further than any other book in considering the historical and contemporary significance of football around the world. Written by a team of leading sport scholars, the book covers a broad range of disciplines from history, sociology, politics and business, to philosophy, law and media studies. The central section of the book examines key themes and issues in football studies, such as the World Cup and international competition, governance and ownership, fandom and celebrity. The concluding section offers in-depth surveys of the culture and organisation of football in each of the regional confederations, from UEFA to CONCACAF. This book will be fascinating reading for any serious football fan and an essential resource for advanced students or scholars undertaking research in football or sport studies, and any practitioner or policy-maker working in football.

Exploding School To Pieces Growing Up With Pop Culture In The 1970s

Author : Mick Deal
ISBN : 9781291793741
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An endearing auto-biographical account of a journey through childhood, experienced through what was arguably the most entertaining decade ever in which to have been a kid in Britain. Mapping his young life out through his love of the popular culture of the day, from the music that he grew up with and absorbed, to the popular TV shows which innocently entertained a generation of kids, the bashful but defiant protagonist reflects upon a tumultuous decade and of an age of innocence long since lost. Through his troubled relationship with a largely uninspiring education system and the schooling customs of his generation (and his ultimate contempt for them) it becomes clear that it is the popular culture of his childhood era which proves to be, among many other things, his education and his window into the world.

Football Faq

Author : Dave Thompson
ISBN : 9781495025938
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Night Of The Living Dad

Author : Sam Delaney
ISBN : 9781848543959
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A mop of black hair, wrinkled skin, a blueish-grey complexion and pretty, open eyes that dart around the room. You could call her scary and weird-looking I suppose but I quite like her. Sam Delaney is happy: he is a new dad. He plans to be a caring, wise and reliable father. Except he worries he might be none of those things. He worries that he might be an idiot. His nieces and nephews see him as a lovable buffoon. He is a clumsy oaf and sporadic binge-drinker who doesn't have a proper job and cites 'Teen Wolf's dad' as his biggest role model. Is he really fit for this new position of responsibility? There's only one way he'll be able to find out. Follow Sam in his first year of fatherhood as he tries to figure out what a good dad should be, and, even more importantly, what sort of dad he should be.

Rock Paper Slippers

Author : Tony Shelley
ISBN : 9781787193529
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Rock, Paper, Slippers is a nostalgic look back at growing-up in the 60s, 70s and beyond, and laughs in the faces of our preposterous younger selves. It's an unapologetic memoir that runs from childhood memories to mid-life crisis and safely out the other side, whilst tapping into all of our pasts along the way. It's a book for anyone who has ever sniggered at references to Mrs Slocombe's pussy, dreamed of scoring the winning goal in a cup final, written their initials on a record label or stood in front of their bedroom mirror, strapped on a cricket bat guitar and sung 'Gonna Make You A Star' into a hairbrush at their pouty reflection. At the forefront of all this growing-up business is an obsession with pop music: buying it, loving it, falling out with it, making up with it again and eventually having the audacity to play it with real instruments in front of real people. Written with humour and a smattering of touching frankness, Rock, Paper, Slippers may be one man's journey to his middle years, but it forces you to recognise and celebrate your own glorious odyssey too. Recognise your age, turn another page, it's a middle-age rampage, yeah!

My Participation Memoirs 1964 2018

Author : Dr John Davis
ISBN : 9780244455392
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Finding My Voice

Author : Russell Watson
ISBN : 9781407026008
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Russell 'The Voice' Watson is a star with a real story to tell. While most stars of today find success early, Russell was still working in a Salford factory at the age of 30. He spent the evenings singing in working men's clubs for extra cash to keep the bailiffs from his family's door. The chairman of Manchester United gave him his big break in May 1999: the opportunity to sing at Old Trafford. His extraordinary performance was quickly followed by a record deal and his phenomenal debut album. Despite his outward success, Russell struggled with his health and family life. His rapid rise to fame led to a bitter divorce from his childhood sweetheart and his private life being splashed across the tabloids. Then last year he was struck down by a life-threatening brain tumour. This plunged Russell into a deep depression and it was only the thought of leaving his two children fatherless that kept him going. Just when it seemed he was fully recovered he collapsed again while recording and had to have emergency surgery on a second brain tumour that threatened his voice, his sight and his life. Now, in his own words, Russell tells us the amazing story of his life.

Subbuteo And Nothing Else

Author : Stefano Bolotta
ISBN : 9788893061377
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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English version of "Toglietemi tutto ma non il subbuteo", a book about amatorial subbuteo and table soccer world. Quarrels, laughters, rivalries and follies from guys becoming adults.

The Ghost Of White Hart Lane

Author : Julie Welch
ISBN : 9781407092294
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Had John lived, he could have been one of the greatest footballers of all time' Jimmy Greaves When John White was killed by a bolt of lightning in 1964, the football world was rocked by the tragedy. White was just 27 years of age. Nicknamed the 'Ghost' for the way that he could drift into space undetected, White played inside-forward for the great double-winning Tottenham Hotspur side of the early sixties. British football was entering a golden period and Bill Nicholson's free-flowing Spurs side was right at the forefront. White himself was on the cusp of greatness. Even alongside giants of the game like Dave Mackay and Danny Blanchflower, he stood out as a playmaker with incredible vision and touch. White lifted the European Cup Winners' Cup for Spurs (the first European trophy won by any British side) and gained 22 caps for Scotland, but he was also a family man. Six months before he died, his beloved wife Sandra, gave birth to their second child, a son called Rob. Rob White never knew his father. The man who was known by hundreds of thousands of football fans across the country, was a complete stranger to him. The Ghost of White Hart Lane is the result of interviews with his father's teammates, followers, and family members. Within these pages Rob White and Julie Welch have built up a portrait, not only of a brilliant and gifted young man, but also of a lost era.

Taking The Norfolk Air

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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?

From Bovril To Champagne

Author : Matthew Eastley
ISBN : 9781452005829
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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There was a time, not so long ago, when the FA Cup really mattered. When fans would go to extraordinary lengths to get tickets for Wembley and when the biggest teams of the day saw the FA Cup as a 'must have' rather than a 'nice to have.' The 1970s was, quite simply, a fantastic decade for the most famous domestic competition in the world, a decade in which the wonderful 'David and Goliath' stories which were the very essence of the Cup, at last spread themselves to the final itself. Of course, football fans everywhere know the stories. The famous goals by the likes of Porterfield, Stokes, George, Webb and Osborne. The saves by Montgomery, the misses by Macdonald, the flukes by Greenhoff and Kelly and the 'five minutes of madness' of the 1979 final. But what are not known are the stories of the fans who were at Wembley to witness these amazing matches which are so fondly remembered today. This book features, first-hand, exclusive stories from the fans who were there. Fans who defied the FA's patently unfair ticket allocation to get to Wembley. The book features love, tragedy, kinship and loyalty all played out before a backdrop of pop music, television, films, news and politics. It is a book not about players and celebrities but about true football fans, many of whom regard their personal Wembley experience as one of the greatest - or worst - occasions of their life.

Post War Boy Memoirs Of A Baby Boomer

Author : Trevor Cherrett
ISBN : 9781788033213
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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They say if you can remember the Sixties you could not have been there. Well post war baby boomer Trevor Cherrett was there and he can remember them. But his memories are more about what it was really like to grow up in one of the most rapidly changing periods in Britain`s history, as the country emerged from the destruction of the Second World War to a new world of peace, prosperity and the Welfare State. Born almost in sight of the red funnelled Cunarders in the port of Southampton – and on the edge of the Luftwaffe`s bombing run just a few years before – the author evokes his early years of national health orange juice, cod-liver oil, and school milk; discovering the joys of exploring the (then) sleepy country town of Ringwood where you could get away with tri-cycling halfway to Bournemouth; and growing up by the harbours and beaches of Mudeford and the South Coast . In frank detail he explores how he experienced the trials and tribulations of family life and girlfriends in a period which invented `the teenager` and witnessed the passing of much of the `old order`; how school shaped his life in the days of the 11 Plus and the great divide between Grammar schools and Secondary Moderns, and the new opportunities to go to University; and how growing up on the South Coast and the New Forest opened the door to his passions for fishing, boating and football. Like many baby boomers, Trevor acknowledges that they were, and are, a fortunate generation. But, he argues, it wasn`t just good luck or - worse – some kind of inter- generational conspiracy. Much of their good fortune was the result of far-sighted post-war policies aimed at creating a fairer as well as a more prosperous society. And he believes those policies have lessons for us today. This is not the autobiography of a Celebrity. Rather it is the story of an Everyman living through an extraordinary period of history, and making the links between his personal endeavours and the social, economic and cultural changes that affected his life, and the different places in which they were played out.

Live While You Can

Author : Fr. Tony Coote
ISBN : 9781529396270
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fr Tony Coote was just fifty-three years old in February 2018 when he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. Just a few short months later, he found himself confined to a wheelchair. But rather than succumbing to the darkness that threatened to overwhelm him in the days after his diagnosis, he drew on his powerful faith and unwavering belief in life and found a way to light, hope and acceptance. From growing up in Fairview, to serving in the dioceses in Ballymun and later Mount Merrion and Kilmacud, and his charity work while in UCD, Fr Tony takes us on the journey of his life and shows us how, through this devastating illness, he came to know the true meaning and nature of God's love. Sadly, Tony passed away on the 28 August 2019 but his memoir and his message of hope, strength and unwavering faith live on. 'Our lives will never be measured in words spoken or success achieved but rather how we live and how our life has affected those around us.' Fr Tony Coote

Preston In The 1960s

Author : Keith Johnson
ISBN : 9781445641911
Genre : Photography
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A decade of much change and a time when Preston prospered.

My Childhood Room

Author : Dominic J. Zenden
ISBN : 1542847486
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My Childhood Room. This true life story is told through the eyes of the second child. His interaction with his parents, brother's and sister. The story begins in the early 1970's when his parents move home after his father retires from 'The Royal Air Force', and buys a brand new house in Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire. Based around his new bedroom shared with his elder brother, the story tells of how this dramatic change affects his whole life. His naughty attention seeking antics that include playing practical jokes on anyone that has the misfortune to encounter him. And how devastating news that affects the whole family changes his life forever. This often funny and sometimes sad memoir from the personal recall of the second child will take you by the hand through his eyes, making you laugh and cry in equal amounts as you retrace how it was for him to grow up in 1970's England. A thought provoking trip down memory lane, that anyone will enjoy reading. Social history recalled at it's very best.

Our Rarer Birds

Author : Charles Dixon
ISBN : OXFORD:N10817657
Genre : Birds
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