Duncan Edwards The Greatest

Duncan Edwards  The Greatest

Page-turning and poignant, author James Leighton tells a story of a magnificent sportsman and great man - the perfect antidote to the headline-grabbing footballers of today.

Author: James Leighton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857207838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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One of the greatest players of all time, Duncan Edwards's story is one of tragic heroism. From a working class Dudley upbringing, Edwards rose to great heights at Manchester United. In only five years, he helped United to win two League Championships and to reach the semi-finals of the European Cup. Edwards made his England debut in a game against Scotland at the age of 18 years and 183 days, becoming the youngest player for England since WW2 - a record which stood until Michael Owen's debut over forty years later. He went on to play 18 games for his country, including all four of the qualifying matched for the 1958 World Cup, in which he was expected to be a key player. Sir Bobby Charlton described him as 'the only player that made me feel inferior' and Terry Venables claimed that, had he lived, it would have been Edwards, not Bobby Moore, who would have lifted the World Cup as captain in 1966. Page-turning and poignant, author James Leighton tells a story of a magnificent sportsman and great man - the perfect antidote to the headline-grabbing footballers of today.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Duncan Edwards The Greatest

Duncan Edwards  The Greatest

the greatest. I see him in my mind's eye and I wonder that anyone should have so much talent. He was simply the greatest ... So was Duncan Edwards really the greatest footballer who ever lived? To answer this question one should ...

Author: James Leighton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857207814

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 275

One of the greatest players of all time, Duncan Edwards's story is one of tragic heroism. From a working-class Dudley upbringing, Edwards rose to great heights at Manchester United. In only five years, he helped United to win two league championships and to reach the semi-finals of the European Cup. Edwards made his England debut in a game against Scotland at just 18 years and 183 days. He went on to play 18 games for his country, including all four of the qualifying matches for the 1958 World Cup, in which he was expected to be a key player. Sir Bobby Charlton has described him as 'the only player that made me feel inferior' and Terry Venables claimed that, had he lived, it would have been Edwards, not Bobby Moore, who would have lifted the World Cup as captain in 1966. Page-turning and poignant, author James Leighton tells a story of a magnificent sportsman and great man - the perfect contrast to the headline-grabbing footballers of today.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Manchester United Greatest Games

Manchester United Greatest Games

'Duncan was great,' he said. 'God alone knows what he would have achieved in another ten years. Playing at the highest level with your back to goal isn't so much a talent as an art.' How good was Edwards?

Author: Rob Clark

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781909626973

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 330

From the thousands of matches ever played by Manchester United, stretching from their roots as Newton Heath to the present-day colossus that has racked up more league titles and FA Cups to their name than any other club, here are 50 of United's most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Manchester United Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in everything from the dark days of Munich to the unmatched League/FA Cup/Champions League Treble. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Tommy Taylor, Duncan Edwards and Bobby Charlton, George Best, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes - springs to life in a thrilling selection of hard-fought derby matches, landmark European nights, and league and cup exploits. In all, a journey through the highlights of United history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Football and Popular Culture

Football and Popular Culture

LFCHistory.net (n.d.) 'Bill Shankly' [online], available: http://www.shankly.com/article/2408 [accessed Dec 18 2015]. Leighton, J. (2013). Duncan Edwards: The Greatest, London: Simon and Schuster UK Ltd. Manchester Evening News.

Author: Stephen R. Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000391060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 357

Football is ubiquitous and a permanent fixture of modern life. More than a sport, it frequently manifests in broader popular culture. This book examines the significance of football for, and in, popular culture across a wide range of forms, including music, film, and social media. Football and Popular Culture plots a new path in Football Studies, drawing on original research in countries including England, Brazil, Germany, Canada, and Yugoslavia. The book includes both historical and contemporary perspectives, exploring some of the most important themes in the study of sport and culture, including identity, nationalism, fandom, and protest. It presents diverse case studies ranging from sonic violence among Brazilian torcidas organizadas to fanled commemoration of the Munich air disaster, which together help us to better understand the intersection of sport, society, and popular culture. This is fascinating reading for any student or researcher working in sport studies, cultural studies, media studies, sociology, or contemporary history.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Boy Wonders

The Boy Wonders

This book examines the glittering careers of the two players, and charts some of the changes in English football that have accompanied them along the way.

Author: Colin Malam

Publisher:

ISBN: 1905156251

Category: Soccer players

Page: 288

View: 605

Duncan Edwards and Wayne Rooney are two of the greatest players to have graced English football in the post-war era. This book examines the glittering careers of the two players, and charts some of the changes in English football that have accompanied them along the way.
Categories: Soccer players

Manchester United Born Winners

Manchester United   Born Winners

Duncan Edwards was one of the greatest players of all time, his career tragically cut short in its prime by the Munich Air Disaster in 1958. Bobby Charlton described him as “the only player that made me feel inferior” and said his death ...

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Publisher: Coda Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781906783273

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The Day a Team Died

The Day a Team Died

This is is the definitive, firsthand account of the crash that killed eight members of one of the greatest Manchester United teams in history.

Author: Frank Taylor

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285639935

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Returning from a European Cup match against Red Star Belgrade the plane carrying Manchester United Busby Babes stopped at Munich airport to refuel. On its third attempt to take-off in atrocious weather conditions the plane veered off the runway, crashed and burst into flames. 21 people died, 8 members of the legendary team among them (including Duncan Edwards), and Sir Matt Busby was rushed to hospital in critical condition. The greatest British football team of their generation was destroyed. Munich was a defining moment not only for Manchester United but was one of those historic days when everyone alive at the time can remember where they were when they heard the terrible news. Frank Taylor was the only journalist on the plane that night to survive and during his hospitalization wrote this book, revising it extensively 25 years later to include all the subsequent knowledge about the crash. Two surviving members of the Manchester United players on the flight, Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes, would recover to play in Manchester United's European Cup victory in 1968. Fifty years afterwards Duncan Edwards is still remembered as having the potential to have been England's greatest player. This is is the definitive, firsthand account of the crash that killed eight members of one of the greatest Manchester United teams in history. On February 6, 1958, a plane carrying the so-called Busby Babes--named for manager Matt Busby--attempted to take off from a slush-covered runway in Munich following a European Cup match; the plane careened off the runway, and crashed into a nearby house, killing 23 passengers. Frank Taylor recalls the events leading up to the disaster, the moment of the crash, and its appalling aftermath. Features recollections from players who survived--including Duncan Edwards who died 15 days after the crash--and exclusive photographs from the scene. The Munich air crash of February 6th 1958 killed 8 members of Manchester United's Busby Babes, and seemed to be the end of the brilliant team Busby had built. Frank Taylor nearly died in the crash and during his hospitalization he wrote this book, and revised it extensively 25 years later to include all the subsequent knowledge about the crash, as well as to pay tribute to the United team that eventually won the European Cup in 1968 from the ashes of Busby's team. Even today Duncan Edwards is remembered as the greatest player England could have produced, nothing like the Busby Babes had been seen before and this revised edition pays tribute to Sir Matt Busby, who died in 1993.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Arsenal Greatest Games

Arsenal Greatest Games

Indeed, Duncan Edwards sent a telegram to his landlady saying that he would not be home until the next day: 'Flights cancelled. Flying tomorrow. Duncan'. However, after 15 minutes the passengers were recalled to the plane.

Author: Paul Donnelley

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781785314629

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 289

View: 979

From the thousands of matches ever played by Arsenal, stretching from a muddy field on the Isle of Dogs in the 19th century to the Premier League era and the pristine perfection of the Emirates Stadium, here are 50 of the club's most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Arsenal Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in their first FA Cup win in 1930, 1930s dominance of domestic football under the great Herbert Chapman, through to the great 1971 double-winning side; on to the exploits under George Graham in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and Arsene Wenger's revolution and his all-conquering invincibles of 2004. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Frank McLintock, Charlie George, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp - comes to life in these thrilling tales of goalscoring feats, great comebacks, Wembley glory and the odd glorious yet crushing disappointment. In all, a journey through the highlights of the Gunners' history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.
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Best and Edwards

Best and Edwards

'I find that I think about Duncan a lot. ... The crowd consisted of true believers, people old enough to have seen Duncan play and who knew Sir Bobby was speaking gospel, and half-curious early ... But Duncan Edwards was the greatest.

Author: Gordon Burn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571265077

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 163

'The hero is the creature other people would like to be. Edwards was such a man, and he enabled people to respect themselves more.' By the mid-fifties Manchester United had caught the imagination of the country. Duncan Edwards played his first game for the club at the age of fifteen years and eight months in 1953. Two years later he won his first England cap and Walter Winterbottom, then England manager, referred to him as 'the spirit of British football'. On £15-a-week and living at Mrs Watson's boarding house at 5 Birch Avenue in Manchester, Edwards was the most prized of the Busby Babes. Then in February 1958 came Munich. Half a decade later George Best represented United reborn. 'Georgie' of the boutiques and dolly birds; 'El Beatle' of the European Cup in '68 and European Player of the Year; in the opinion of Pele, the most naturally talented footballer that ever lived. Retired at 27 and reduced to the role of Chelsea barfly and tabloid perennial; George, where did it all go wrong? An investigation into a club, two personalities and an England that has all but disappeared, Best & Edwards plots the course and trajectory of two careers unmoored in wildly different ways.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fergie The Greatest The Biography of Alex Ferguson

Fergie The Greatest   The Biography of Alex Ferguson

None other than Sir Bobby Charlton would publicly comment on Jones – and what a buy he was, even at £19million – when he said the boy reminded him of the late, great Duncan Edwards. 'If you talk to Bobby Charlton, Paddy Crerand, ...

Author: Frank Worrall

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781784180843

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

View: 234

8 May 2013: the day Manchester United fans had dreaded for nearly three decades. Sir Alex Ferguson announced he was to step down as manager of the world's biggest football club after 27 years in charge. The Scot signed off in style with an honours list that confirmed him as the most successful manager in British - and world - history. He would leave United at the age of 71 having won 38 trophies with them, and he would now become a director and ambassador for the club he had served so well.The story of Sir Alex Ferguson is a true rags-to-riches fairytale. Born in Govan, Glasgow in 1941, he played for Queen's Park, Dunfermline and Rangers before retiring in 1974 to begin his managerial career. Before joining Manchester United, he led a struggling Aberdeen side to the league title and the 1983 European Cup Winners' Cup and, although he struggled initially at United, his bargain-signing of Eric Cantona secured their first league title in 26 years.An incredible run of success followed, shaped by the emergence of 'Fergie's Fledglings' - Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Nicky Butt. His finest moment was in 1999 when United romped to an unprecedented Treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League trophies. Ferguson was knighted the same year. This in-depth biography charts Fergie's unstoppable rise and pays tribute to the greatest manager the world has ever seen.
Categories: Transportation

Manchester United The Biography

Manchester United  The Biography

'A wonderfully entertaining history' Sunday Telegraph 'When historians 1,000 years from now try to fathom the cult of Manchester United Football Club, White will be a good place to start' Financial Times MANCHESTER UNITED: THE BIOGRAPHY ...

Author: Jim White

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780748123322

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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75 MILLION FANS. AN ANNUAL INCOME OF MORE THAN £200 MILLION. AND A STORY THAT HAS NEVER FULLY BEEN TOLD - UNTIL NOW. 'A wonderfully entertaining history' Sunday Telegraph 'When historians 1,000 years from now try to fathom the cult of Manchester United Football Club, White will be a good place to start' Financial Times MANCHESTER UNITED: THE BIOGRAPHY contains everything a football fan needs to know about the club, from its birth in the smog-bound mud of Newton Heath to the Theatre of Dreams. From the solid yeomanry of Lancelot Holliday Richardson, through the gilded days of Law, Best and Charlton, to the dazzling artistry of Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Averio and the pursuit of a record-equaling 18th League title. Award-winning journalist and lifelong red Jim White brings the history of this extraordinary club to life - unofficial and unbiased, it is written with the passion of a true fan.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Manchester s Finest

Manchester s Finest

one-man team, that man was Duncan Edwards. His death, as far as football is concerned. was the single biggest tragedy that has happened to England and to Manchester United. He was then and has always remained to me ineomparable.

Author: David Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407033433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 584

On 6 February 1958, British European Airways flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runaway in Munich. On board were the Manchester United football team as well as a number of journalists and other passengers. News of the disaster sent shockwaves around the world. For people who lived in Manchester at the time and for football fans throughout Britain it was one of those moments when everybody remembers exactly where they were and how they heard the terrible news. Manchester United, nicknamed the Busby Babes after their manager, Matt Busby, who had created the world-beating side, were the leading team of the day. Seven of their players were killed instantly in the crash. Three weeks later Duncan Edwards, one of the most promising players ever to come out of England, lost his battle for life. Two other players, Jackie Blanchflower and Johnny Berry, were so severely injured that they were never able to play again. Manchester's Finest tells of this terrible air crash, but it is also the story of the immediate aftermath of the disaster and the effect on the city of Manchester. It paints a vivid picture of Manchester at that time, from February 1958 to the end of the season in May when a patched-up team, carried along on a great wave of emotion, reached the FA Cup Final. It is about the fans, the people of Manchester and about the place of a football team in the heart of a city.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Rocky

Rocky

Provide your email again so we can register this ebook and send you more of what you like to read. You will continue to receive exclusive offers in your inbox. ROCKY ALSO BY JAMES LEIGHTON Duncan Edwards: The Greatest Alligator.

Author: James Leighton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471153334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 253

In spring 1998, David Rocastle was sitting in the stands at Highbury watching his beloved Arsenal close in on the Premier League title. On the pitch were many of those he had played with earlier in his career. But now, at the age of 30, when he should have been at his peak, injuries meant he was out of the game. Within three years, he would be dead after suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer. It was a loss that devastated his family, and was keenly felt by team-mates and football fans across the country. James Leighton tells the extraordinary story of a boy whose footballing dreams all came true, but whose time at the top was cut short. When former Arsenal chairman David Dein first saw the 16-year-old Rocastle in action, he rushed home saying: 'I've seen the nearest thing to a Brazilian you'll ever see in our Academy - and he's from Lewisham!' A year later he was in the first XI, and by the time he was 20 he had won the League Cup. In 1989, he was part of the team that won the league title in the most dramatic circumstances, with virtually the last kick of the season. Rocastle moved on from Arsenal in 1992, but injuries increasingly hampered his career. Now, in Rocky, we hear from friends, family and team-mates what he was really like, on and off the field. As we do, we understand why it is that Arsenal fans still regularly chant his name almost 25 years since he left the club and why he is one of the select few to have their portraits permanently displayed on the exterior of the Emirates Stadium.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

This Sporting Life

This Sporting Life

... Mike , Jackie Milburn in Black and White ( London , Stanley Paul 1990 ) Lawton , Tommy , Football is My Business ( London , Sporting Handbooks 1946 ) Leighton , James , Duncan Edwards . The Greatest ( London , Simon & Schuster 2012 ) ...

Author: Robert Colls

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198208334

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 262

This Sporting Life offers an important view of England's cultural history through its sporting pursuits, carrying the reader to a match or a hunt or a fight, viscerally drawing a portrait of the sounds and smells, and showing that sport has been as important in defining British culture as gender, politics, education, class, and religion.
Categories: History

Trevor Ford

Trevor Ford

... Geraint, Proud to be a Swan: The History of Swansea City AFC (Yllolfa, 2012) Leighton, James, Duncan Edwards: The Greatest (Simon & Schuster, 2012) Lloyd, Grahame, C'mon City: 100 Years of the Bluebirds (Seren, 1999) Malam, Colin, ...

Author: Neil Palmer

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445640891

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 597

A biography that celebrates this trailblazer of British football, while also shedding light on the myths and truths that surround one of British footballs greatest forwards. Fully authorised by the Ford family and supported by Aston Villa, Sunderland and Cardiff City.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Football FAQ

Football FAQ

Tommy Taylor scored twice, Dennis Violett and Bobby Charlton one apiece, and Duncan Edwards, certainly the greatest player ever to pull on a United shirt, perhaps the best ever to pull on a soccer shirt of any description, he scored one ...

Author: Dave Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495025938

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 123

FOOTBALL FAQ:ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLUBS THE PLAYERS AND THE RIVALRIES
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Manchester United

Manchester United

The Greatest... Finding something new to say about Duncan Edwards is impossible? He was a one-off, a football phenomenon. He was a once-in-a-lifetime footballer, who you only ever get to read about in schoolboy comic strips.

Author: John Maguire

Publisher: John Maguire

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

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A warm welcome to this e-mag edition of Manchester United – An Anthology.’ It is a pick-n-mix compendium of writings from the eras of Sir Matt Busby, Wilf McGuinness, and Frank O'Farrell at Old Trafford. Split into sections, it is a dip-in anthology containing the great triumphs – along with a few disasters. There are vignettes on some of the great players, those who didn’t quite make it, and specially written match reports on the great Cup finals, and a section on the rivalries United faced during the above eras. All in all, it's full of all the memories of the times, which for younger readers, will give them an insight into what United was all about before the arrival and era of Sir Alex Ferguson. RE-EDITED FOR EASIER READ ON MOBILE DEVICES 2021
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Z of The Black Country

A Z of The Black Country

Often hailed as England's greatest ever footballer, Duncan Edwards was born in the Woodside area of Dudley before the family moved to the Priory council estate. Even as a junior school pupil at Priory Primary Duncan was head and ...

Author: Andrew Homer

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445684840

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 405

Explore the centre of the Black Country in this fully illustrated A-Z guide to its history, people and places.
Categories: Photography

Sir Walter Winterbottom The Father of Modern English Football

Sir Walter Winterbottom   The Father of Modern English Football

at the time 'it was in the character and spirit of Duncan Edwards that I saw the revival of British Football. ... Sir Bobby Robson: 'Surely he would have gone on to be one of the greatest players the world has ever seen.

Author: Graham Morse

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781782193777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 871

Sir Walter Winterbottom was arguably the most influential man in modern English football. He is known as the first England team manager, but more than that he was an innovator of modern coaching, sports administrator and a man ahead of his time; a man who had a profound effect on English football and who laid the foundations for England's success in 1966. Walter managed them all, from Lawton to Charlton, and inspired many to become coaches: Ron Greenwood, Bill Nicholson, Jimmy Hill and Bobby Robson were amongst his disciples and took his gospel to the clubs they managed. Born in 1913, Winterbottom started out as a teacher and physical education instructor, playing amateur football in his spare time. He was soon signed up by Manchester United, playing his first game 1936 and winning promotion to the First Division in 1938. A spinal ailment curtailed his career, but during World War II he served as an officer in the Royal Air Force before the FA appointed him as national director of coaching and England team manager in 1946.He remains the ony manager to have taken the national side to more than two World Cup finals and was created an OBE in 1963 and a CBE in 1972 before being knighted in 1978. Walter died in 2002 but his legacy continues to inspire many in football today, especially with the opening of the new St George's Park football academy. With interviews and insight from top football names, this book - written by Winterbottom's son-in-law - also draws on personal diaries, photographs and letters. However, this is more than just a biography of one man - it's the story of how modern football came about.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Busby Babes

The Busby Babes

EDWARDS. 'Duncan Edwards was a colossus.' BOBBY ROBSON 'There was only one Duncan. He was the greatest.' BOBBY CHARLTON When Duncan was 11, the headmaster of his secondary school predicted that the young lad would one day play football ...

Author: Max Arthur

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781845968236

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 223

On 6 February 1958, a plane took off from a snowy Munich airport carrying probably the finest club side the world has ever known. Moments later, the aircraft crashed, killing some of the most legendary names in British football. This book is dedicated to those players - Roger Byrne, Tommy Taylor, the mighty Duncan Edwards and the others whose lives were cut off in their prime - and their indomitable manager, Sir Matt Busby. Max Arthur has sought out all the players who survived the crash and spoken to the relatives and friends of those who died. From these interviews, sometimes serious but often humorous, he has captured their remarkable spirit and created a unique portrait of all the Busby Babes.
Categories: Sports & Recreation