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Spurs 1972 UEFA Cup Final [DVD]
Spurs 1972 UEFA Cup Final [DVD]
Offered by Jasuli
Price: 6.62

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one not to miss, 7 Feb 2012
wow, if this is a full 90 minutes of the Molineux leg from 1972, as well as the other features promised in the resume, then count me in, ilc strike again!

All Change at Old Trafford: The Frank O'Farrell Story
All Change at Old Trafford: The Frank O'Farrell Story
by Frank O'Farrell
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars tirade of a decent man, 16 Dec 2011
Long overdue, Frank O Farrell finally gives us his account of the tumultuous period he spent in charge of a fading Manchester United. Although this takes up only a small part, it is patently the most anticipated section of the book, and it pulls no punches. O Farrell, a deeply religious, spiritual and principled man, left Leicester City in 1971 at the behest of Sir Matt Busby himself, and began to have regrets soon after. As a United devotee, i found his opinions on Busby, Louis Edwards and the rest of the Manchester United board pungent and forthright, he clearly feels he was never given a fair crack of the whip, and Busby's omnipresence hovers over him, an immovable bulwark, and a reminder to United now that the long shadow cast by a great ex-manager will need to be removed when Fergie's successor eventually takes over.
Ironically, his spell in charge included the last hurrah of the 1968 European Cup winning side, and during the 71-72 season Man Utd topped the First Division until just before New Year. George Best played some of his greatest football, even Law and Charlton appeared revived, but the episode was short lived and United's annus horribilis - 1972, brought humiliation and dismissal. Without giving too much away, the club treated the genial Irishman disgracefully, and his bitterness remains, despite the success he went on to enjoy following the United job. Tirade of a decent man indeed, and uncomfortable but essential reading for all those fans who wondered how Man United could go in 6 years from the status of European Champions, all the way down to the English Second Division.

Tottenham Hotspur - BIG MATCH (Spurs) [DVD]
Tottenham Hotspur - BIG MATCH (Spurs) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jimmy Greaves
Offered by Jasuli
Price: 6.75

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but left me wanting Moore, 27 Jun 2009
Devotees of the beautiful game from this decade would have let out a collective cry of joy when the release of this fantastic series was announced. Being a sad man i have already purchased the whole series and my only quibble is the repetition in all the discs of the extra features. While all the footage has been carefully assembled with an expert eye by people who obviously have excellent knowledge of this era, i was still disappointed that each dvd has virtually identical additions. More of Moore, Brian or Bobby, would have been nice, but i would not intend to put you off indulging in what is, for the games at least, a terrific nostalgia fest of goals, tashes and terrifying tackles
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