The Football Man: People & Passions In Soccer by Arthur HopcraftThe Football Man: People & Passions In Soccer by Arthur Hopcraft

The Football Man: People & Passions In Soccer

byArthur Hopcraft

Paperback | October 1, 2013

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Written just two years after England’s ’66 triumph when the national game was at its zenith, Arthur Hopcraft’s The Football Man is repeatedly quoted as the best book ever written about the sport. This definitive, magisterial study of football and society profiles includes interviews with all-time greats like Bobby Charlton, George Best, Alf Ramsay, Stanley Matthews, Matt Busby and Nat Lofthouse. It is a snapshot of a pivotal era in sporting history; changes and decisions were made in the sixties that would create the game we know today.
ARTHUR HOPCRAFT, who died in 2004, was an English scriptwriter, well known for his TV plays such as The Nearly Man, and for his small-screen adaptations such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Hard Times, Bleak House, and Rebecca. Before taking up writing for TV, he was a sports journalist for The Guardian and The Observer, writing The F...
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Title:The Football Man: People & Passions In SoccerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Aurum PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:178131151X

ISBN - 13:9781781311516

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'A masterpiece among sports books'