The Football Man: People & Passions in Soccer

The Football Man: People & Passions in Soccer

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Overview

Written just two years after England’s ’66 triumph when the national game was at its zenith, Arthur Hopcraft’s The Football Man is repeatedly quoted as the best book ever written about the sport. This definitive, magisterial study of football and society profiles includes interviews with all-time greats like Bobby Charlton, George Best, Alf Ramsay, Stanley Matthews, Matt Busby and Nat Lofthouse. It is a snapshot of a pivotal era in sporting history; changes and decisions were made in the sixties that would create the game we know today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781311516
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Sports Classics Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

ARTHUR HOPCRAFT, who died in 2004, was an English scriptwriter, well known for his TV plays such as  The Nearly Man, and for his small-screen adaptations such as  Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyHard TimesBleak House, and  Rebecca. Before taking up writing for TV, he was a sports journalist for  The Guardian and  The Observer, writing  The Football Man: People and Passions in Soccer, which was voted one of best sports books of all time by  The Observer and  The Independent. He also had four other books published, including an autobiographical account of his childhood, and wrote the screenplay for the film  Hostage. Hopcraft won the BAFTA writer's award in 1985.

ARTHUR HOPCRAFT, who died in 2004, was an English scriptwriter, well known for his TV plays such as The Nearly Man, and for his small-screen adaptations such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Hard Times, Bleak House, and Rebecca. Before taking up writing for TV, he was a sports journalist for The Guardian and The Observer, writing The Football Man: People and Passions in Soccer, which was voted one of best sports books of all time by The Observer and The Independent. He also had four other books published, including an autobiographical account of his childhood, and wrote the screenplay for the film Hostage. Hopcraft won the BAFTA writer's award in 1985.

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