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Sir Walter Winterbottom: The Father of Modern English Football Hardcover – 4 Mar 2013
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'Walter was a gigantic and inspirational figure whose influence on the game should be forever enshrined' --John Motson
'An affectionate and thorough biography about a man who loved the game and yearned for ways to make his teams more beautiful, more effective and more open-minded' --The Times
'For everyone interested in English football, it's a must-read' --London Evening Standard -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
About the Author
Graham Morse is the author of "The Islands Time Forgot." Sir Walter Winterbottom is his father-in-law.
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Although not fully responsible for picking the team, it was interesting to learn that Walter was keen to keep the same players together, regardless of form, to provide the core of the England team. It appears that the selectors at that time simply picked the best players for each position regardless of compatibility. It must have been a nightmare trying to get them to play together. This was a strategy employed more recently with England's 'golden generation' with about the same degree of success.
Sir Walter was obviously a shrewd and talented man, however, after reading this book I was left with the feeling that, with the talent available at that time, had the FA adopted a more rational approach to team selection and employed a more disciplinary style of management, England might have won the world cup a couple of times during that period.
It brought back so many good memories with him and the other great Staff Coaches, Ron Greenwood, George Smith, George Ainsley, Billy Wright, George Curtis of that time.
Congratulations to Graham Morse on such a well written book and for all the stories and facts of Walters life that I was not aware.
Walter was a great person and it was a tragedy that he was not appointed as the FA Secretary when Sir Stanley Rous retired.'
I will always be grateful to Walter for he taught me a Football World of Coaching that has given me a long and wonderful Coaching /Managing career.
His friendship and guidance will always be appreciated
Thank you again Graham Morse for bringing Walters story to us all.
Gordon Jago M.B.E.
Walter Winterbottom's influence on English football coaching cannot be underestimated, he spawned a generation of coaches that included future England managers.
He also pioneered England's involvement in World Cup football taking the team to four tournaments, a figure that is very unlikely to be matched in the future.
His career after he left the FA is also covered by the book, including his impact in the development of "Sport for All" in the UK.
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