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When Football Was Football : A Nostalgic Look at a Century of Football (Paperback) (Richard Havers)
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Pre the 1960s and the first £100 a week footballer (Johnny Haynes - now there's a coincidence!) football was the preserve of the working man who attended matches in vast numbers. It was a working class pursuit and one that attracted people through a fierce tribalism and loyalty to 'your team'. With the advent of footballers being paid well above the national wage it has gone from being a sport to a business. Now in paperback,When Football Was Football is a fully illustrated book that takes us through the Century of English football from the photographic and written archives of the Daily Mirror.
"You'd be forgiven for thinking football was invented in 1992." - Oliver Holt
"It's not a matter of life and death it's more important than that" - Bill Shankly