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Bobby Moore The Man in Full

by Matt Dickinson

Biography / Autobiography Sport

Bobby Moore The Man in Full Synopsis

Winner of the Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015.

Shortlisted for the Outstanding Sports Writing of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015.

Shortlisted for the Football Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015.

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014.

Immaculate footballer -- Imperial defender -- Immortal hero of 1966... National treasure -- Master of Wembley -- Lord of the game -- Captain extraordinary -- Gentleman for all time So reads the inscription beneath Bobby Moore's statue at Wembley stadium. Since his death at just 51 from pancreatic cancer, this has been the accepted view of a national hero. But how much do we really know of England's only World Cup-winning skipper? We all know that Bobby Moore was an extraordinary captain and defender, but alongside his legendary feats on the pitch he knew scandal, death threats, bankruptcy business and the sack. He divorced after a long affair, was rumoured to have friends in the East End underworld, and he loved a drink. The tragedy of his life was to be ignored by football in his latter years and to drift into obscurity. After he applied to be England manager, the FA didn't even bother to send a rejection letter. There was no job in the game and, famously, no knighthood. As well as the undeniable moments of glory, this long overdue, definitive biography won't shy away from the grit. Tracing his journey from the East End to a pedestal outside Wembley Stadium, it will, for the first time, look at Moore's life from all sides, through the testimony of teammates, rivals, family and friends. What was Moore like to play with, to drink with? What was he like as a husband, father, opponent, and captain? A struggling manager and a failed businessman? This book will tell the story of an Essex boy who became the patron saint of English football, revealing a lifetime of intrigue, triumph and tragedy in between.

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Excellent -- Jon Wise, 5 stars Weekend Sport


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ISBN: 9780224091725
Publication date: 11/09/2014
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780224091725
Publication date: 11th September 2014
Author: Matt Dickinson
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Sport,
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About Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson is an award-winning writer and filmmaker with a passion for climbing and adventure. During his filmmaking career he has worked as a director/cameraman for National Geographic television, the Discovery Channel, the BBC and Channel 4. His film projects have taken him to Antarctica, Africa and the Himalaya, often in the company of the world's leading climbers and expeditioners. His most notable film success was 'Summit Fever' in which Matt reached the summit of Everest via the treacherous North Face. His book The Death Zone tells the true story of that ascent and has become a bestseller in many ...

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