I already knew the book was out of print and that a rather shorter version, same author, similar title but different publisher, is due out this autumn,Manchester: A Football History - The Story of City, United, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stalybridge, Stockport and More
. I wanted this fuller version anyway - had enjoyed dipping into it at a friend's house. My only real adverse criticism is that the book doesn't have an index. With the wealth of detail included an index would have made it so much easier to 'search' for particular players and clubs.