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A Strange Kind of Glory: Sir Matt Busby and Manchester United Paperback – 1 Aug 2007
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About the Author
Eamon Dunphy is the bestselling author of Only a Game? and Keane's autobiography, and one of the most highly regarded Irish broadcasters Sir Matt Busby is a legend in football, an institution at Old Trafford, and, as the author argues, the 'last great football man'. He is regarded by many as the greatest manager ever, building three brilliant sides with players such as Charlton, Edwards, Law and Best. Written just two years before Busby's death, Eamon Dunphy's bestselling portrait of the great man was acclaimed as the best book of the year in its first edition, and is now available with a new introduction.
Top Customer Reviews
All the rows, cliques, petty thieving(?), adultery, back-stabbing and disrespect towards the manager are detailed, with one story that will guarantee a gasp of dis-belief from any reader! I can remember the crisis at United at the start of the Seventies, and this, for me, is the most fascinating section of the book. I only thought I knew the reasons for United`s downfall. A book that all football fans of a certain vintage must read.