Invincible : Inside Arsenal's Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season

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In 2003-04, Arsenal overcame every conceivable challenge to complete a 38-game league without a single loss. It was a feat unequalled in modern football. But for Arsene Wenger's 'Invincibles', a team including legends Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp, it was a challenge that went far beyond sport.

Based on exclusive players interviews, this definitive book relives the pivotal games and moments, and allows the Invincibles to tell their own story. It takes readers inside the locker room, to reveal the teamwork, the psychology and the struggle behind one of the greatest teams in history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 204g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0241970490
  • 9780241970492
  • 88,092

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Delightful . . . a football book that takes the team not the stars as its starting point David Goldblatt Guardian
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Delightful . . . a football book that takes the team not the stars as its starting point -- David Goldblatt * Guardian * This book is so full of exclusive interviews you'll soon feel like part of the squad. A worthy tribute to one of English football's best ever teams, it makes you long for one more game at Highbury * Shortlist * Unbeatable insight. The inside story of one of English football's greatest teams -- Henry Winter * Daily Telegraph * Perceptive and well-wrought . . . Provides all-areas access to the inner workings and passions of a top club and a famous team -- Sunday Times, Books of the Year The story of an amazing season wonderfully told through the eyes of the men who made it happen. I can't recommend it highly enough -- Andrew Mangan * Arseblog * Fascinating for any sports fan and truly a gold mine for Arsenal supporters * Alan Davies * A fascinating and engrossing read from start to finish. Provides wonderful insight and anecdotes as well as revealing the dynamics and determination from within the dressing room -- John Cross * Daily Mirror * I picked it up and couldn't put it down. Brilliantly depicts a piece of football history * David Dein, Arsenal Vice-Chairman (1983-2007) * This is research at its riveting best. My only complaint about the book is that it had to end -- Patrick Barclay, author of The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman If you were there in 71 and/or 2004, buy the book. If only now do you appreciate that we probably had four of the six best payers on the planet back then, buy the book and read their words. Let me make it simple. If you are an Arsenal supporter, buy the book -- Goonerholic This is a book that contains some of the most evocative prose I have encountered in a book about football and without doubt solidifies Lawrence's place in the very top tier of sports writing in English. The story and characters are fascinating enough, but it is how they come to life and dance in Lawrence's writing that makes this book such a wonderful telling of an incredible tale * Huffington Post * Lawrence is a writer who will help the reader to appreciate the football on the pitch with an understanding of how the game is played few can match. At the same time she never fails to appreciate the passion that makes us fans * Morning Star * A gripping account of Arsenal's undefeated title winning season of 2003/4 -- Owen Gibson * Guardian *
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About Amy Lawrence

Amy Lawrence has watched football avidly since her first trip to Highbury at the age of six, and has written about it, mostly for the Guardian and the Observer, for twenty years. She lives in London.
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