1966andallthat

1966 and All That! by Bob Bond

9781782817666 G2 Entertainment

 

Ties in with the 50th anniversary of England winning the World Cup in July 1966. A unique cartoon celebration of England s greatest football achievement with on-the-spot memories from some of the greatest writers in Fleet Street including Patrick Collins, five times Sports Writer of the Year with the Mail on Sunday; James Lawton, Sports Writer of the Year with the Daily Express and Sports Columnist of the Year with The Independent; Steve Curry, chief football writer of the Daily Express and Sports Reporter of the Year with the Sunday Telegraph; Bob Harris, chief correspondent for Thomson Newspapers; and John Keith, award winning northern football writer for Daily Express. All edited by David Emery, award-winning head of sport at Express Newspapers and now MD of Greenways Publishing, home of five niche sports weekly newspapers. Reports on EVERY match from the tournament plus special insights into Alf Ramsey s dilemma over Jimmy Greaves or Geoff Hurst; the systematic butchering of Pele, the world s greatest player; the romance of North Korea beating the mighty Italians; and the full drama of the final and Hurst s hat-trick. Set against the heady backdrop of the Swinging Sixties of James Bond, E-types, Twiggy and the Beatles , cartoonist Bob Bond also recalls other fond sporting memories of the decade including Ali versus Henry Cooper; John Snow blitzing the West Indies tourists; George Best inspiring Manchester United to beating Benfica 4-1; and Johnny Haynes leading Fulham to an FA Cup shock over Liverpool

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