Queen of Cups: Part 2 (Paperback)James Durose-Rayner (author)
Paperback 450 Pages / Published: 14/07/2017
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Queen of Cups Part 2. Neill had not only been player, captain and manager of Northern Ireland, he had also captained Arsenal at just 20 years of age. However, he had gone on to be relieved of the role, befor edropping down the pecking order and being made twelveth man for Arsenal's biggest game in 16 years - the 1968 League Cup Final - a match where he publicly snubbed Princess Alexandria, before going on record stating that the whole business had truly "sickened" him and that he would have to re-assess his future. He did. He and his manager Bertie Mee would never see eye to eye again, with Neill being fined on numerous occasions for breaching club discipline, before realising that he had no future at the club, duly leaving for Hully City in the summer of 1970. Whilst the main character in the story is trying to control a life that is continually spiralling out of control, he wants to find out more about what made Neill tick and through a journalist he falls in with ex-England and Arsenal midfielder, Alan Hudson, who immediately gave him the answer to a question that had been nagging at him: "Why did an amiable player such as George Armstrong, fall out with Neill?" The honesty and candidness of hte man he becomes to know as 'Huddy' helps not only give him an insight to Neill's lack of man-management, it also helps form a friendship between the two and is the catalyst for some hilarious consequeneces. However, the story doesn't end there, as it was Alan Hudson who Neill turned to, to help save his job in December 1983... but by then it was too late.
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
Number of pages: 450
Weight: 487 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 25 mm
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