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Duncan Edwards, Colossus (Best XI Legends Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Sam Pilger
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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In this 15 page article (3500 words), the respected sportswriter Sam Pilger writes about the career and short life of Duncan Edwards. The greatest Busby Babe of all, Edwards has become an almost mythical figure, forever young. His legend is kept alive by only a few black and white newsreels and the memories of those who shared a pitch with him.

Sam asked Sir Bobby Charlton to describe how good Duncan was, and sitting in a box overlooking Old Trafford, he turned and looked at the pitch Edwards had once bestrode.

“He was the only player who made me feel inferior,” he said.“Duncan was without doubt the best player to ever come out of this place, and there’s been some competition down the years. He was colossal and I wouldn’t use that word to describe anyone else. He had such presence, he dominated every game all over the pitch.”

“Had he lived, he would have been the best player in the world. He was sensational, and it is difficult to convey that. It is sad there isn’t enough film to show today’s youngsters just how good he was.”

1. "Excellent Article the emotion received by looking through this just brilliant.
The Flowers of Manchester, Always Remembered – Never Forgotten".

2. A lovely commemoration of Big Dunc, for which many thanks. It was Munich that started my love affair with United, but it was specifically Duncan Edwards that engaged my emotions at first.Each day I would rush to read the papers as they were delivered to get the latest news about him as he manfully struggled on in the face of his terrible injuries. I was heart-broken when he finally died, as schoolfriends from those days still recall. It pleases me enormously that his story is still being told so another generation get some sense of what Duncan meant, and why he is remembered with such awe, respect – and love.

3. Excellent article and a great insight about Edwards for fans who do not know much or have not seen him play. With real madrid’s dominance of european football, sometimes i wonder if the busby babes would have matched that or even surpassed those trophy haul. A great article indeed.

4. Incredible read … …hopefully we can produce a player with at least half of his talent in the future.

5. I am not really that emotional, but this article made me. I am really happy to see that after so many years United still cherishes his memory and keeps it alive.

For fans of Manchester United who want to know more about the history of their illustrious club, this player profile is a fantastic place to start.
This article is 3500 words in length and at an average reading speed of 250 words per minute, will take 14 minutes to read.

This article also contains the introduction to Manchester United Best XI by Sam Pilger, offering his view of the greatest players to don the famous red shirt.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 77 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Publisher: Calm Publishing; 1 edition (14 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083L023I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Colossus. 28 Jan. 2013
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I have always been interested in learning more about Duncan Edwards and this book has given me an indepth of what he was like, as a footballer and also as a person, brilliant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A life worth a look 28 May 2013
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I read this small book after reading another on the Busby babes and did so to add to my own understanding. It is obviously a short book but contains a lot of information that helps anyone who has lived long after the legend of Duncan Edwards gain a better realisation of who this man was. There is clearly so much more to this story then could be covered in such a book but each book or interview helps build the picture for new and future generations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest player who died so young. 3 May 2013
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A story of the "greatest player" England had, whose life ended so tragically. A brilliant read. Recommended to everyone; a book not to be missed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 10 July 2013
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Found it a very good read, but I am a big fan of Duncan Edwards. It's a very moving account of his brief life and what might have been.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT 14 Feb. 2013
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