This optimistically titled book sets out to dispel the 'forty years of hurt' (as Baddiel and Skinner have called it) since England last won the football World Cup. There is a wealth of detail about all the England players and analyses of all the qualified teams. Drawing in-depth comparisons between the 1966 squad and this year's hopefuls, Harry Harris argues convincingly that, in 2006, there really is everything to play for.
"This time!" It will be the phrase on everyone's lips in 2006, not just devoted football fans. Exactly four decades have passed since England won the World Cup, and the entire country will be talking about nothing else than bringing it back home. The journey starts now, and this is the official book of the team, produced in association with England sponsors Nationwide. It is packed with enough exclusive material to excite even the most demanding fan. There will be interviews with the young challenging team of today, as well as with the heroes of 1966, and the book will be packed with photos of all the key players. England's coach Sven-Goran Eriksson also speaks exclusively about his side's hopes and dreams as they face the symbolic challenge of matches in Germany. If you're a fan of England, this is the only book you need.
Publication date: 15/04/2006
Publisher: Blake Publishing
|Publication date:||15th April 2006|
|Genres:||The Real World,|
Harry Harris is a bestselling author and Group Chief Football Writer at the Daily Express. In June 2004, he won the Royal Variety Clubâ€™s Contribution to Sport Journalism award and has also held the Sports Story of the Year award. He is the only writer ever to win the scoop of the season twice. He has also twice been British Sports Journalist of the year. His books include the bestselling All the Way Jose; Chelseaâ€™s Century; The Chelski Revolution; Abramovich: The Chelsea Diary; Pele: His Life and Times; Gullit: The Chelsea Diary; Terry Venables: The Inside Story; Roonaldo: The ...More About Harry Harris