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Glam Soccer!: A Story of the Colourful Years of English Football League Clubs, 1967-1976. [Hardcover]

Malcolm Stark
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20 Feb 2014
GLAM SOCCER! is a story of the most open and exciting decade in English football history, 1967-76. Colour television and weekly magazines greatly enhanced its popularity, as players grew their hair for the fi rst time, providing unsurpassed moments of real magic. Nineteen different teams won major trophies between 'Sixty-seven and 'Seventy-six, with twenty teams fully involved in title races after February. To put this into context, only eight different teams won major trophies in the eleven years between 1996 and 2007, and only six teams have been involved in title races during the thirteen years since 2000. Ten different English teams also reached the Finals of European tournaments, and forty percent of those Finals' places were filled by English clubs, a record that was only broken by Italian clubs filled with World superstars during the 1990s. GLAM SOCCER! is a story worth remembering and celebrating.

Malcolm Stark was born in Leicester, brought up in Newcastle, before living in the Northwest for six years in the Eighties. He eventually settled in the Vale of Aylesbury, where he's been a postman for over twenty-five years. He has loved football all his life, but in 2008 he re-discovered a love of the game back in the early Seventies, a love that grew and grew, and led to him writing GLAM SOCCER! He admitted, "I'm no author. I read loads of sports books and these professional writers all have a proper style, but what I hope I brought to this book was passion, and pray that that passion gets to readers. It's a hell of a great story, but if I fail trying, then I just failed. But if any proper writer ever decides to do it with the passion I had, it'll be a Best-seller on the Sports Books charts."

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  • Hardcover: 732 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing (20 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145752645X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1457526459
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 17.5 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 377,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars What a book (loved it) 22 May 2014
I have to say this book is the best book I have ever read. Great value too as it is in Hardback and over 700 pages of football content.

A must buy for all!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great nostalgia 22 May 2014
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A great read from an era which was more about the football, unlike today which is all about money.Love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 29 July 2014
a great nostalgic journey, through the football years of my childhood, well researched well written.
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