Chelsea FC: The Official Biography: The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years

Chelsea FC: The Official Biography: The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years

by Rick Glanvill
     
 
The decision to form a football club at Stamford Bridge 100 years ago was heralded by the tenacious bite of founder Henry 'Gus' Mears' terrier. It was an inauspicious start to what has become one of the most compelling stories in football.

Chelsea has always written its own headlines, on and off the pitch. From its controversial admission to the Football League in

Overview

The decision to form a football club at Stamford Bridge 100 years ago was heralded by the tenacious bite of founder Henry 'Gus' Mears' terrier. It was an inauspicious start to what has become one of the most compelling stories in football.

Chelsea has always written its own headlines, on and off the pitch. From its controversial admission to the Football League in 1905, to today's Premiership success, it has remained artistic, innovative, erratic and aloof. But it has always entertained.

Rick Glanvill uses original sources, chronicles the memories of fans, and talks to the key figures including Jose Mourinho, John Terry. Frank Lampard and those involved in the Roman Abramovich takeover to produce a fresh insight into one of the world's most fascinating footballing institutions. From the silverware to the boardroom battles, from the heroes to the hooligans, the entire century is laid bare.

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"An astounding read."  —Time Out

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755314652
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

A Chelsea fan for almost forty years, Rick Glanvill is an experienced journalist and broadcaster in the fields of publishing, television, and radio. He is the author of more than 15 books, including Chelsea Football Club, The Chelsea Who's Who, The Extraordinary World of the Football Fan.

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