Northampton Town: A Season in the Sun 1965-66 by Mark Beesley

Northampton Town: A Season in the Sun 1965-66

byMark Beesley

Kobo ebook | October 10, 2012

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If everyone loves an underdog, then Northampton Towns footballers must have been cult heroes of the mid-1960s, when they reached The Promised Land of Division One. Unless that is, you played for Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea, and suddenly had to slum it at the County Ground. The likes of Denis Law, Ian St John, George Graham and Terry Venables were presented with poky, gloomy dressing rooms inside an uninspiring three-sided football ground. Who said the age of romance was dead? The Cobblers rose from Divisions Four to One in five remarkable years, inspired by the management of Dave Bowen. Having scaled footballs Everest, they briefly cocked a snoot at the establishment. They achieved victory over Leeds, two draws with Arsenal, and one apiece with Manchester United and Tottenham, not to mention a double over Aston Villa. It all happened too fast, and like a mountaineer trying to keep a foothold on the summit, the club dramatically fell away, their descent even more rapid than the climb. In this account of the clubs finest season, Mark Beesley explores Bowens masterly achievement which brought Northampton Town A Season In The Sun.

Title:Northampton Town: A Season in the Sun 1965-66Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 10, 2012Publisher:Desert Island BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1908495707

ISBN - 13:9781908495709

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