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The Book of Football Obituaries Ivan Ponting

The Book of Football Obituaries

Ivan Ponting

Published March 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781905449828
Hardcover
272 pages
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 About the Book 

Whenever a famous footballer dies, there is an inevitable degree of public grief, depending on the age of the individual and the circumstances of his demise. But newspaper obituaries, in the majority of cases, are not about mourning. They are aboutMoreWhenever a famous footballer dies, there is an inevitable degree of public grief, depending on the age of the individual and the circumstances of his demise. But newspaper obituaries, in the majority of cases, are not about mourning. They are about the celebration of the lives of often remarkable characters who have loomed large in the collective consciousness of their countless supporters, people who have admired them week by week, season by season- been touched by them, perhaps outraged by them, maybe even loved them in that special way which fans reserve for their sporting heroes. The Independent is renowned for its detailed and heartfelt biographies of important figures in every sphere of life. The Book Of Football Obituaries deals with the detailed life and times of over 150 players, managers and personalities who have died in the last 15 years. Between these covers rest the likes of George Best, Alan Ball, Sir Stanley Matthews, Sir Alf Ramsey, Brian Clough, Emlyn Hughes, John Charles, and many more. The list is formidable, the scale of their achievement truly uplifting, and the essence of these exceptional men is captured here.