From Orient to the Emirates

The Plucky Rise of Burnley FC

Author: Tim Quench

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785313711

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 333

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This is the story of Burnley Football Club's remarkable recovery from the brink of oblivion, made without the help of ultra-rich benefactors. It concerns the fall and rise of a small-town club, once renowned for its advanced playing style, tactical and coaching innovations and flourishing youth policy. From Orient to the Emirates tells how this former leading club was brought to its knees during the mid-80s by adverse economic circumstances and imprudent management, how it narrowly escaped relegation to the Vauxhall Conference in 1987 - and with it probable liquidation - to once again become a force at the top of English football. The story is largely told in the words of those who took part in this incredible 30-year journey - the directors, managers, players, support staff and supporters. It is an uplifting account of success achieved very much against the odds, founded on indomitable spirit, canny planning and, above all, hard graft. As Burnley's brilliant manager, Sean Dyche, puts it: "Maximum effort is the minimum requirement."

Orient to the Emirates

Burnley's Bumpy Ride from the Basement to the Top Flight

Author: Tim Quelch

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 9781785313127

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Page: 272

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This is the story of Burnley Football Club's remarkable recovery from the brink of oblivion, made without the help of ultra-rich benefactors. It concerns the fall and rise of a small-town club, once renowned for its advanced playing style, tactical and coaching innovations and flourishing youth policy.From Orient to the Emirates tells how this former leading club was brought to its kneesduring the mid-80s by adverse economic circumstances and imprudent management, how it narrowly escaped relegation to the Vauxhall Conference in 1987 - and with it probable liquidation - to once again become a force at the top of English football. The story is largely told in the words of those who took part in this incredible 30-year journey - the directors, managers, players, support staff and supporters. It is an uplifting account of success achieved very much against the odds, founded on indomitable spirit, canny planning and, above all, hard graft. As Burnley's brilliant manager, Sean Dyche, puts it: -Maximum effort is the minimum requirement.-

Burnley FC Miscellany

Author: David Clayton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144564245X

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Burnley FC Miscellany is packed full of fascinating facts, figures, trivia, stats, stories and anecdotes all relating to the long and colourful history of Burnley Football Club. From the most memorable matches and the men who helped shaped the club s history; to the more gruesome games and the unsung heroes, this book tells the tales that have seen the football club become the force it is today. The ultimate guide to footballing trivia, the Burnley FC Miscellany is a book no self-respecting Clarets fan should be without.


The Burnley FC Miscellany

Author: David Wiseman

Publisher: DB

ISBN: 9781780911045

Category: Soccer teams

Page: 224

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This work includes over a thousand nuggets of Burnley FC trivia that is sure to entertain every fan! Their history sparkles with international players, 'football firsts' and record breaking achievements. This book is one which is mainly 'off the record'.

Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero - The Story of a Football Legend

Author: Mike Smith

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN: 9781908105820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

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Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero: The Story of a Football Legend One of the most gifted centre-halves of his day, Burnley captain Tommy Boyle won all of English footballs major honours; the FA Cup, League Championship and he represented England at international level. But once his playing days were over and after run-ins with the police and local authorities, the former international footballer was sent to Whittingham Mental Hospital, a former lunatic asylum. Broken Hero traces Boyle's career from his early days working as a miner in the militant South Yorkshire coalfield, to the proud day he became the first captain to be presented with the FA Cup by His Majesty, King George V. The story covers Boyle's experiences during the First World War where he served in the Royal Field Artillery and was badly wounded. The doctors gave him little chance of ever playing again, but he proved them all wrong and made a remarkable comeback to crown his career by leading Burnley to the Football League title in 1921. Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero tells the story of a great character and explores the circumstances that led to one of footballs first celebrity players being locked away in a mental hospital for the rest of his life unable to tell his story. Until now.

Mud Sweat and Shears

Tales from the Turf - Life as a Football league Groundsman

Author: Dave Thomas

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785312952

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 318

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Mud, Sweat and Shears is the story of Roy Oldfield - groundsman at Burnley FC through the 1970s and 1980s. It tells of how he went from miner to parks and recreation man and eventually became one of football's most-respected turf men. On the pitch he saw more bad times than good, but his offer to "Av a brew" was gladly accepted by a procession of football greats: from Brian Clough to Bill Shankly, and Denis Law to Kevin Keegan. He faced daily battles with the weather and directors, but single-handedly produced a pitch which received continued praise from players, managers and referees well before the modern immaculate pitches. Roy used his wits, a mower, wheelbarrow, a couple of forks and sand; in an age when most pitches turned to mudbaths at a drop of rain and games were played on snow. This is a unique football book: through a groundsman's eyes, and it tells the story of what typically went on behind the scenes at one club before football became the multi-million-pound industry it is today.

On the Brink

A Journey Through English Football's North West

Author: Simon Hughes

Publisher: Decoubertin Books

ISBN: 9781909245600

Category: England, North West

Page: 330

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In the winter of 2016 Simon Hughes began a journey through English football's most successful region, meeting the players, the managers, the chairmen and owners that shape the mood of a changing time. From the Premier League to grassroots, in On the Brink, Hughes examines how the landscape of the game across the north west is shifting: how geography explains the way things are; how industry defines identity; how money threatens existence -- and what Brexit might mean for the future.


When I Grow Up I'm Going to Play for Swansea

Author: Gemma Cary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785530418

Category:

Page: 32

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You step out onto the field. The crowd roars and shouts your name. You're about to play your first game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Are you Florida State's biggest fan? Then this story is for you!

Bent Arms and Dodgy Wickets

Author: Tim Quelch

Publisher: Pitch Pub

ISBN: 9781908051837

Category: History

Page: 304

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When Andrew Strauss's team seized the world title in the summer of 2011 they finally recovered what had been lost at the Adelaide Oval in 1959. This tale of the preceding triumph and loss is recounted through the memoirs of those who took part - both for and against England.

Coyote V. Acme

Author: Ian Frazier

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466828757

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the opening statement of an attorney representing Wile E. Coyote in a product liability suit against the Acme company, supplier of unpredictable rocket sleds and faulty spring-powered shoes.


When I Grow Up, I'm Going to Play for ... Chelsea

Author: Gemma Cary,Tatio Viana

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849939164

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

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You step out of the tunnel. Banners ripple through the air while the crowd chants your name. You're on the pitch - at your favourite club Are you the biggest fan? Do you dream of being their next star player? Then this story is for you


Congratulations You Have Just Met the ICF (West Ham United) - They Have Style, They Have Violence&…The Intercity Firm Are All Your Worst Nightmares Come True

Author: Cass Pennant

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1782192360

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

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The Inter City Firm...hard, terrifyingly vicious, brilliantly organised, tremendously feared and hihgly fashionable. They were the most notorious firm of the Seventies and Eighties football hooligans this country has ever seen. For the first time ever, all the aces of the West Ham firm reveal their memories and thoughts about the violence, the battles, the campaigns, the run-ins with the authorities, and all that came with it. Bestselling author Cass Pennant was one of the best-known figures of the I.C.F. He has used his unique position as a West Ham insider to bring together these first-hand accounts of the men who were at the eye of the storm, both on and of the terraces. These tales from the terraces range from the inflamed East End rivalry with Millwall, to the she-end battles with Chelsea, from aggravation at Anfield's Kop to the disaster in Heysel. These stories unfold against a backdrop of sharp fashion and music, such as The Cockney Rejects and Sham 69 that became the hallmark of the hoolifans.

Georgian Geographies

Essays on Space, Place and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Miles Ogborn,Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065101

Category: Art

Page: 220

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This text provides an interdisciplinary examination of the geographical nature of culture and society in 18th-century Britain and the British world. The book's introduction identifies the key areas of study as the geographical constitution of empire, the Enlightenment and the public sphere. These themes are explored by examining the connections between space, place and landscape in the 18th century in relation to the emergent empire in the Caribbean and north-west America, and Britain itself. Under consideration are topics such as landscape art, London's art world, geography books, mapping, the geography of erotic fiction, provincial science and the production of domestic space in the early English novel. This collection offers substantial empirical evidence and should be a valuable contribution to 18th-century studies for research and teaching staff, postgraduates and advanced undergraduate students in geography, history, literary studies, the history of art, postcolonial studies and the history of science.

Burnley Football Club 1882-1968

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780752415208

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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This collection of over 200 photographs and items of memorabilia traces the course of one of English football's most famous clubs, from its birth in 1882 to the watershed period of the late 1960s. As a founder member of the Football League in 1888, the club from Turf Moor played its part in the development and expansion of the professional game and, although the early years seemed a continuous struggle, honours were eventually to arrive.The two outstanding sides that evolved either side of the First World War and secured the FA Cup in 1914 and the League Championship in 1920/21 (with a record of 30 consecutive games undefeated) are covered in detail. Other areas of particular interest include the relegation of 1930, promotion back to the top flight in 1947, the club's first ever trip to Wembley and the glory days of the 1960s - with the memorable European Cup campaign, another League Championship and a very near miss in the quest for the 'double'.This superb selection of images from Burnley's past is supported with expert captions from Ray Simpson, the club's official historian and statistician, who has already published several books on the club. This pictorial history is a splendid archive of a big club from a small Lancashire town and will delight all Clarets fans - whether as a reminder of happy times in the past or as a fascinating glimpse into the way things used to be.


Stan the Man

A Hard Life in Football

Author: Stan Ternent,Tony Livesey

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781844540181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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This is the extraordinary life story of Stan Ternent, one of the most outrageous managers in professional soccer. Celebrated for achieving a series of promotions on shoestring budgets, he has coached some of soccer's biggest names, including Ian Wright, Vinnie Jones, Dennis Wise, and Gazza. Stan's outspoken attitude and uncompromising behavior have been legendary withinnbsp;soccer circles for years, and so have his punch-ups. Now for the first time, the Burnley manager—called "one of the greatest characters in the game" by the Scot who manages Man United—reveals his amazing exploits from four decades as a soccer icon.