on 28 September 2007
This is just the most astonishing stats book I've ever seen. If you're a
United fan and/or are into stats you have to have this book. Not only is
there a teamsheet for every competitive United game ever played (nearly 5000
of them) plus attendance, scorers, subs etc; but also another 800 (yes,
EIGHT HUNDRED) pages of stats cross-referenced every way you could imagine.
United's results on every day of the year; a listing of which teams each
United player has played every one of his games against and in which
competitions; and so much more. It has just got to be the most comprehensive
collection of United stats that could ever be assembled and is absolutely
fascinating in the depth of information presented. Want to know anything
about United's matches or players - it's all in this book. An unbelievable
book and an ABSOLUTE MUST-BUY. Could be the best £12 I've ever spent. And a
proportion of the royalties go to charity as well !!
on 17 November 2015
Endlar's complete record of Manchester United is, without doubt, a comprehensive record of the club but, for whatever reason, he has decided to divert away from the Complete Record series that Breedon promoted way back when with a slurry of books about Football League clubs. The result is that for a match commentator this book is a splendid volume to have but for the majority of others it is quite an expedition to navigate your way around. In some ways it is a bit too statistical, and a bit too formula driven. For instance, we do not have the typical acrostic or season by season chart showing the starting eleven; instead we have a match by match record which makes it much harder to see what changes were made to the team during the course of the season. Endlar has got his son to undertake a lot of the formatting for him and it smacks of the pair of them coming up with an agreed idea without, apparently, looking at what was already on the market. A real work of labour this, but unfortunately, so is reading it.
on 10 June 2008
This is without doubt an excellent book, but as the book went into such detail, i think it lacks in 2 areas.
When subs came on in a game, the book should have stated who was taken off....it doesn't!!!
When the goalscorers for each game are given, there is no mention of whether the goal was from open play or a penalty. In other words, where a goal was scored from a penalty, it doesn't state that it was a penalty.