The Ghost of 66

The Ghost of 66 : The Autobiography

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Martin Peters was a gifted attacking midfield player with an uncanny ability to turn up at the right time and the right place, as he showed when scoring England's second goal in the World Cup final. He was part of the legendary West Ham trio of Moore, Hurst, and Peters and spent nearly a decade at the club before moving on to Spurs for a record fee of 200,000. After five years there, which saw him win the UEFA Cup, he moved to Norwich, and helped them to promotion to the First Division. At all three clubs, he is revered as one of their greatest stars. In his autobiography he recalls working with such great players as Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Greaves, and assesses the strengths of his managers, from Alf Ramsey to Ron Greenwood and Bill Nicholson. Renowned as being a decade ahead of his time as a player, he provides remarkable insight into that period. A true England legend, this is a story all fans of the game will want to read to understand more about England's golden more

Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 30mm | 661g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 30 B/W Photo\Illu(s),15 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752869086
  • 9780752869087

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"A timely memoir. His tale is one of a handful truly worth reading for fans of the beautiful game. SUNDAY SPORT, 21 May "Peters writes well about that historic day... all fans will find his account intriguing." -- Russell Leadbetter GLASGOW EVENING TIMES, 3 Jun "Good stuff" -- Richard Whitehead THE TIMES, 8 Jun "His story is an enjoyable one." WHEN SATURDAY COMES, 1 Jul "Entertains" YORK PRESS, 17 Jun "A good read, a worthwhile book and one you would like to have in your collection." STRATFORD RECORDER, 21 Junshow more

About Martin Peters

Martin Peters played for West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur (where he won the UEFA Cup) and Norwich City in an illustrious playing career that saw him win 67 caps for England and score 20 goals, including one in the 1966 World Cup more