Summary

When a man walks on to a pitch there’s always a chance something magic can happen, that’s what keeps us coming back.
In A Man Walks On to a Pitch, Harry shares a lifetime’s experience of obsessing over football, during which he has seen it all first hand - the good, the bad and the unbelievable. Harry started in an age where players were ordinary blokes who might live on the same street as you and earn a similar wage and now manages in an era of player power, multi-million pound wages and teams assembledfrom around the globe.As he shares stories of some of the legends and journeymen he played with, coached, argued with and drank with, Harry picks a team for each decade from the 1950s to the present. He gets to the heart of what was right and wrong with each era and explores the changes in the game from lifestyle to tactics. He weaves his choices together with unforgettable tales from the training pitches, boot rooms and card schools.There are tales of the untutored genius of Duncan Edwards and Tom Finney, legendary tough Scots like Bobby Collins, Dave Mackay and Billy Bremner, the world beaters of 1966, unpredictable one-off wizards from Sir Stanley Matthews to Matt Le Tissier, natural-born goalscorers from Greaves to Dalglish and the greatest foreign players to grace our game from Trautmann to Bergkamp. It is one of the best informal histories of the British game you’ll ever read.
©2014 Harry Redknapp (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 18-06-17

great book, excellent teams from the past, great

it was great to hear Harry naming his favorite teams past and present & i

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5 out of 5 stars
By joel on 09-12-15

a football fans must hear...

An interesting insight to players I have seen play a lot over the last 20 years and an education into those I was too young to see play in their day.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sean Downey on 13-08-17

Good for Premier English Soccer Fans

Not what I was expecting. Basically a best of the best of the decades of English Soccer.

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