Those Were The Games: A Nostalgic Look at a Century of Great Football Matches

Those Were The Games: A Nostalgic Look at a Century of Great Football Matches

Hardback When Football Was Football

By (author) Richard Havers, By (author) Adam Powley

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  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 222mm x 22mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Somerset
  • ISBN 10: 085733168X
  • ISBN 13: 9780857331687
  • Illustrations note: 150 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,155,344

Product description

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.

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Author information

Richard Havers spent twenty years in the airline industry before deciding to pursue his passion in music. He's made videos, produced in-flight radio shows for airlines, and has produced concerts for artists including Paul McCartney and The Beach Boys. His books include Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, Rolling with the Stones, co-written with Bill Wyman, Sinatra an illustrated Biography of Frank Sinatra, he co-authored My Take, Gary Barlow's Autobiography and When Football Was Football, nominated for illustrated Sports Book of the Year in 2009. Richard lives in Scotland and supports Spurs and has written over 30 books. Adam Powley is a journalist and writer behind more than 15 books. He is the author of the When Football Was Football volumes on the World Cup and Tottenham Hotspur, and is the co-author of the acclaimed 61: The Spurs Double, The Boys From White Hart Lane and the bestselling Spurs Miscellany. He was also a major contributor to The Spurs Opus, When Saturday Comes: The half-decent football book, and Football: The Ultimate Guide. He has also reported and written for the Sunday Mirror, The Guardian, and Time Out.

Table of contents

- Over 100 games are covered. - Well over a hundred illustrations. - Match facts and fantastic reportage by some of Britain's greatest ever football writers.