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    Description'The dream was football ...' John Giles had a gift. At the age of three, he could kick a ball the way it was supposed to be kicked. And he knew that every hour that passed without kicking a ball was an hour wasted. 'It was the same dream that most of the kids had at that time ...' In A Football Man, Giles tells the story of a dream pursued and realised beyond his wildest imaginings, from his humble beginnings in Ormond Square in 1940s' Dublin,counting down the minutes to his next game of football, to that unforgettable moment when the original football man - his dad, 'Dickie' - announced that his young son, at just fourteen, was on his way to Manchester United. 'What I didn't realise was that my dream would come true.' Full of anecdote, insight and wry humour, Giles recounts his rise through the ranks at Manchester United, before and after the Munich Disaster; the great players he knew, the good and the bad times under Matt Busby; his sensational debut for Ireland which he served as player and manager; his starring role in the brilliant, controversial Leeds United of the '60s and '70s; and his challenge to the portrayal of himself and Brian Clough in The Damned United. He also describes his enduring friendship with the 'kid from across Dublin's Tolka Park', Eamon Dunphy, and his career on RTE2's football panel, where Giles' intelligent and insightful analysis have made him an even more well-loved and respected national figure.


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    Title
    John Giles
    Subtitle
    A Football Man - My Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Giles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781444720976
    ISBN 10: 144472097X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGS, BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA
    B&T General Subject: 170
    DC22: 796.334092
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000, SPO040000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    Thema V1.0: SFBC, DNBS1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    2 x colour plate sections
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder Paperback
    Publication date
    12 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Giles was born in Dublin in 1940. A prodigiously gifted young footballer, at just 15 years of age, Giles signed for Manchester United. He moved to Leeds United in 1963 where he became the linchpin of one of the great sides of the 60s and 70s. He played for the Republic of Ireland for almost two decades. John is now a well-known and greatly respected football analyst.