Mad Dog Gravesen

Author: Chris Sweeney
Editor: Pitch Publishing
ISBN: 9781785314858
Size: 14,94 MB
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Thomas Gravesen was one of the last soccer mavericks, once dubbed "a grenade with the pin pulled out." Gravesen lined up for Real Madrid's glamorous Galácticos and enjoyed colorful spells at European giants Hamburg, Everton and Celtic. Remembered as a cult hero at all of his past clubs, he is a truly fascinating individual. After abruptly ending his career and disappearing, he re-emerged years later in bizarre circumstances in Las Vegas. Did he really lose $54 million at cards? Did he really bring dynamite to training, and spend his summers in a dark basement? Known as a "unicorn" due to his mysterious life, this is a fascinating, helter-skelter journey into the mind of "Mad Dog." Team-mates and friends recount what it was like to be swept up in the surreal whirlwind of the most unorthodox individual they've ever met.

The Illustrated Everton Story

Author: Andy Groom
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1910295248
Size: 10,53 MB
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Are you a fan of Everton FC? If so, you won’t want to be without this new book profiling the Everton story from 1870 right up to the present date. Detailing all the high and low points that have made Everton into the successful club it is today, this book charts the progress of the Blues from St. Domingo to the golden era and everything in between. The Illustrated Everton Story is packed with facts, quotes and anecdotes all about The People’s Club including the 1900’s FA Cup jinx, the 1930s’ championships, relegation, the glorious 1980s and beyond. This fascinating new book includes over 100 profiles of all the great Blues players such as Alfred Milward, Jack Taylor and Dixie Dean along with more recent footballing heroes; Kevin Ratcliffe, Paul Rideout and Tim Cahill. This detailed tribute to the Blues will take you on a pictorial journey, revisiting all of Everton’s memorable moments. Beautifully illustrated with nearly 300 drawings, this book is a must-have for Everton supporters and football fans of all ages.

Men In Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

Author: Roger Bennett
Editor: Knopf
ISBN: 1101875992
Size: 14,50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The essential guide to world soccer—the history, the players, the fan culture—from the phenomenally popular duo from NBC Sports. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans. Now they immerse fans and novices alike in the history and culture of the world’s game with Encyclopedia Blazertannica. Examining fan culture, from the famous stadium chants to the tactical variations of scarf tying, exploring the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, reliving the careers of legendary players, classic matches, and colorful World Cup history, and sharing a deep appreciation for the athletic brilliance and ill-judged neck tattoos that dominate the sport, this indispensable tome gives readers a front-row seat to all the action of football madness. A New York Times Bestseller!