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When Football Was Football
Author: Richard Havers

ISBN: 9781785210242
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5 October 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 25.0 x 1.3
Description:
Pre the 1960s and the first £100 a week footballer (Johnny Haynes - now theres a coincidence!) football was the preserve of the working man who attended matches in vast numbers. It was a working class pursuit and one that attracted people through a fierce tribalism and loyalty to your team. With the advent of footballers being paid well above the national wage it has gone from being a sport to a business. Now in paperback, When Football Was Football is a fully illustrated book that takes us through the Century of English football from the photographic and written archives of the Daily Mirror.

About the Author

Richard spent twenty years working in the airline industry before deciding to pursue his passion for writing. His books include Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, Rolling with the Stones, co-written with Bill Wyman; Sinatra, an illustrated biography of Frank Sinatra. He has co-authored My Take, Gary Barlow's autobiography & The Brooklyn Boy, Tony Visconti's autobiography. He's written sleeve notes for various record labels and appears regularly on radio and on TV. This is his first book on football.

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