Anyone interested in football has memories of significant games, when their team played brilliantly (or even lost spectacularly). Some might be the greatest games they've ever watched - games not necessarily involving the team they support - others might be 'a first', while some may be football matches that have been spoken about by an older generation, held up as examples of the way football used to be. Those Were the Games is all about fascinating football matches from the last 100 years.
Who was Max Seeburg? He became the first ever foreign profession1923 footballer to play for an English club when he turned out for Spurs against hull City in 1908. The 'White Horse' Cup Final of 1923, but who played who? Five years later Newcastle United beat Aston Villa 7-5 in a remarkable fixture at St James' Park. Were you among the 146,422 people who paid to watch Celtic beat Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final in 1937? Everyone now takes floodlights for granted, but what was the first game to be played entirely under lights and what was the score? It was Portsmouth against Newcastle United way back in 1956 but you'll have to buy the book to find out more.
In more recent times, what year was it that Scotland beat Holland in the World Cup? It was 1978 and they won by 3 goals to 2 in a memorable encounter. Four tears later Italy beat Brazil by the same score in one of the greatest games of all times. Back on the domestic scene we all know that Sir Alex has been in charge at Old Trafford for a long time, but do did you know his first game as United's manager was on November 6th 1986. . .the full match report is in Those Were the Games.
Over 100 games are covered with well over a hundred illustrations, match facts and fantastic reportage by some of Britain's greatest ever football writers who covered these games for the Daily Mirror as well as the Sunday editions.
Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1036 g
Dimensions: 258 x 258 x 16 mm
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