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Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots - The biography of the youngest 1966 World Cup Hero (Hardcover) Loot Price: R484
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Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots - The biography of the youngest 1966 World Cup Hero (Hardcover): David Tossell

Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots - The biography of the youngest 1966 World Cup Hero (Hardcover)

David Tossell

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Longlisted for Football Book of the Year at the Sports Book Awards It is a special footballer who wins the World Cup as a 21-year-old and ends a two-decade career as one of the most revered players in the history of four clubs. Former England captain Alan Ball was such a man: prodigy at Blackpool, youngest hero of 1966, Championship winner at Everton, British-record signing for the second time at Arsenal and veteran schemer for Southampton - not to mention footwear trend-setter. And all after being told he was too small to succeed in the game. Yet his years as a flat-cap wearing manager consisted mostly of relegation and promotion battles, some successful and some not, and plenty of frustration as he fought to produce winners in his own image and emulate the feats of his playing days. His life already touched tragically by the car crash that killed his father and the loss of his beloved wife Lesley to cancer, Ball died, aged only 61, after suffering a heart attack during a garden blaze. A decade on from his death, and drawing on interviews with family, friends and colleagues including Jimmy Armfield, Sir Geoff Hurst, George Cohen, Gordon Banks, Joe Royle, Mick Channon, Lawrie McMenemy, Francis Lee, George Graham, Frank McLintock, Matthew Le Tissier and many more, Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots is the definitive study of one of English football's most enduring figures.

General

Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2017
Authors: David Tossell
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-1-4736-6038-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Sport
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football) > General
Books > Biography > Sport
LSN: 1-4736-6038-6
Barcode: 9781473660380

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