The Title: The Story of the First Division

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Title: The Story of the First Division
  • Scott Murray
  • 01 December 2019
  • 1472936647

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The Title: The Story of the First DivisionSome Folk Will Tell You The FA Premier League Is The Greatest Show On Earth They May Even Have A Point But To Build Something So Successful, So Popular, So Inescapable, You Ve Got To Have Mighty Strong Foundations.Prior To 1992, The Old First Division Was England S Premier Prize Its Rich Tapestry Winds Back To 1888 And The Formation Of The Football League A Grand Century Long Tradition In Danger Of Being Lost In The Wake Of Premier League Year Zero.No In The Title Scott Murray Tells The Lively, Cherry Picked Story Of English Football Through The Prism Of The First Division Rich With Humour Yet Underpinned With Solid Research, This Is A Glorious Meander Across Our National Sport S Varied Terrain.With As Much About Burnley, Wolves, West Brom And Portsmouth As The Likes Of Arsenal, Liverpool And Manchester United, We Learn The Less Well Known Stories The Sport Has To Tell, Such As The Plight Of Glossop, The Smallest Club To Ever Play Top Flight Football, And Final Day Drama Involving Huddersfield And Cardiff That Knocks Michael Thomas Into A Cocked Hat We Bask In The Managerial Genius Of Tom Watson, The Bowler Hatted Victorian Mourinho Celebrate The Joy Of The Busby Babes Discover The Shameless Showmanship Of George Allison Embark On Righteous Escapades With Hughie Gallacher And Meet Some Old Favourites In Don Revie, Bill Shankly, Alex Ferguson And Brian Clough.At Turns Exciting, Surprising, Witty And Bittersweet, The Title Is A Highly Informed, Fresh And Affectionate Love Letter To The English Game, And A Delight For Any Football Fan.

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10 thoughts on “The Title: The Story of the First Division

  1. Stephen says:

    detailed book looking at the first division from the start with the founder members to the start of the premiership when the first division resigned from the football league some interesting stories along the hey day of the league with some different characters.

  2. Alex Abboud says:

    A fun overview of the 100 year history of the old First Division in the Football League the precursor to England s Premier League Fans of the sport will enjoy learning about the famous players, teams, and characters that defined different eras of English football.

  3. David Pearce says:

    This is an utterly fascinating book from beginning to end It tells the story of the First Division from its inception to the greed of the big clubs that set up the Premier League Its the era of proper football played by men who could still relate to their fans Every page contained a funny, sad or fascinating anecdote and the statistics were central to my enjoyment of the book My favourite stat was that Liverpool lost 11 times at Anfield in the league during the WHOLE of the 1970s Scott Mu This is an utterly fascinating book from beginning to end It tells the story of the First Division from its inception to the greed of the big clubs that set up the Premier League Its the era of proper football played by men who could still relate to their fans Every page contained a funny, sad or fascinating anecdote and the statistics were central to my enjoyment of the book My favourite stat was that Liverpool lost 11 times at Anfield in the league during the WHOLE of the 1970s Scott Murray is a terrific writer who frequently makes the book very funny to read as he raises an eyebrow at the foibles of the managers, boards and players of the past For anyone who wants to return to a simpler andauthentic age of football, this is definitely the book for you

  4. Glyn says:

    Excellent record of England s top divisionI am really glad I bought this book The author has a wonderfully light style of writing that makes this 104 year Odyssey a joy to read.The anecdotes are well chosen and although seasons can be raced through, you never feel short changed by it He covers the eccentrics of the early game Aston Villa played one game in a storm so bad that a Central defender donned an overcoat their star winger borrowed an umbrella for while he was playing This is all l Excellent record of England s top divisionI am really glad I bought this book The author has a wonderfully light style of writing that makes this 104 year Odyssey a joy to read.The anecdotes are well chosen and although seasons can be raced through, you never feel short changed by it He covers the eccentrics of the early game Aston Villa played one game in a storm so bad that a Central defender donned an overcoat their star winger borrowed an umbrella for while he was playing This is all lightly hablndled but when he deals with the tragedies of Bradford, Hillsbrough the muchly forgotten Burnden Park crush, the tone is appropriately sombre.An excellent take on a fine subject Highly recommended

  5. Anirban says:

    A crisply written, fun to read account of the old First division If you are a history cum football nerd and have an unhealthy interest in English football then this is the book.One star deducted as on the cover and in the plates within the pages we don t get a single shot of Bob Paisley who won the League a blisteringly six times, but instead we have a pic of Brian Clough on the cover who won only one Not fair at all.

  6. Peter says:

    I liked the idea of this book better than the book itself There are some good anecdotes and a few stories I d not heard before but they get rather lost in a long catalogue of individual match results There s still, therefore, a great history of the first division to be written about the key characters that shaped it.

  7. Jordi says:

    Ample, but contains some errors, such as the fact that it is stated that the European Cup Final of 1982 was played in Amsterdam, whereas it was actually played in Rotterdam This is quite a stretch to those who follow Dutch football even marginally The anecdotes are often witty and detailed However, I do sense some Liverpool based bias in the later chapters covering the 1980s.

  8. Paul Smith says:

    Nicely written belt and braces history of the pre Premiership First Division, full of anecdotes and tarnished only on the Audiobook version by the constant mis pronounciations of narrator Piers Hampton Peter WHYthe Are you mad

  9. Joe says:

    A good account of the life of the First Division pre Premier League A little rushed towards the end i d like to read a follow up to impact the Premier League has made on the rest of the football league.

  10. Kay Smillie says:

    Interesting rather than entertaining A stats filled look back at the top division before Sky entered the arena thus creating a thought process that anything that happened pre Sky is invalid Faint praise I know, but it comes over as an extended football fanzine article Ray Smillie