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Football Wizard By John Harding Janet Betts,

  • Title: Football Wizard
  • Author: John Harding Janet Betts
  • ISBN: 9781861051370
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Billy Meredith was one of soccer s most controversial and charismatic characters Born in 1874 he worked as a miner when he was 12 before his breathtaking soccer skills brought him to the notice of English clubs Thereafter he dominated football for three decades A rebel and reformer, his 30 year career was dogged by problems on and off the field, while his dazzling wing Billy Meredith was one of soccer s most controversial and charismatic characters Born in 1874 he worked as a miner when he was 12 before his breathtaking soccer skills brought him to the notice of English clubs Thereafter he dominated football for three decades A rebel and reformer, his 30 year career was dogged by problems on and off the field, while his dazzling wing play and spectacular goals inspired both Manchester clubs, City and United, to their first Cup and League successes With a record of 48 Welsh caps, Billy Meredith was dubbed the Wizard and was founder of the Player s Union He was also suspended for alleged bribery, led the first player s strike in 1909, and finished his career at 50 years of age playing in a FA Cup semifinal This classic football biography stands as a vivid testament to this complex, thrill ing footballer.
    Football Wizard Billy Meredith was one of soccer s most controversial and charismatic characters Born in he worked as a miner when he was before his breathtaking soccer skills brought him to the notice of Eng

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    1. I thought this was a fascinating biography, well researched and including social history of the footballing life and times of Billy Meredith The playing days of one of the games most enigmatic characters began in the nineteenth century and merry legs was still a top flight pro at the age of fifty In a career that served both Manchester clubs from 1894 to 1924, winning F.A Cup and League title honours, with a total of over eight hundred and fifty appearances, some fifty international caps for Wal [...]

    2. The book is interesting and gives some interesting fact but it is week in may areas and probably the most important is that it is written in the style of an early 20th century.Not always factually correct in some places but at least it puts one of football s first superstars back in the big time.

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