Wednesday, 9 November 2011

george best and 21 others - colin shindler

Although Colin Shindler is a Manchester City supporter (he also wrote Manchester United ruined my life), l will forgive (and pity) him for that, as he was pretty even handed in his analysis of the players in this book. It concerns the teams (United and City) that played in the 1964 Youth Cup semi final, and what happened to their careers and lives afterwards. Everyone knows what happened to George of course, but most of the other tales are pretty much unknown. It does highlight what a cruel game football can be, especially back in those days when the money was poor and you were more or less at the mercy of your club. Recommended.

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