Michael Carrick: Between the Lines

Author: Michael Carrick

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1788700511

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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'The whistle blows and I set off for the one kick I know will stay with me for the rest of my life, maybe even define my life...' Michael Carrick was the heartbeat of Manchester United. For more than a decade he was the player that made them tick. Loved by his managers, lauded by his fellow professionals, worshipped by the Old Trafford faithful, yet regularly misunderstood by the wider public, Carrick was a player like no other. Intelligent, calm, thoughtful - in many ways the opposite of the archetypal English midfielder - Carrick has always been his own man and is typically forthright. In his book he reveals what it's really like to win relentlessly under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, shows us the hidden secrets of the famous Carrington training ground, invites us to experience the camaraderie and clashes inside the United dressing room, and lets us feels what it's like to walk out on the Old Trafford pitch alongside some of the biggest names in the game - from Ronaldo to Scholes to Giggs, Rooney and the rest. A deeply personal book, Between the Lines reveals for the first time Michael's battles with mental health, his struggles with the national side, as well as the redemption he has found with his family and his team. From growing up in the north-east to winning the Champions League and five Premier League titles with Manchester United, via West Ham and Tottenham, Carrick's story reveals him to be his own man: fearless, thoughtful, intelligent and honest. *All of Michael Carrick's proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Michael Carrick Foundation, dedicated to providing financial support to community services that will give underprivileged children living in the North and North East better opportunities so that they feel safe, valued and inspired.*

The Man in the Middle

Author: Howard Webb

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471159965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4359


The long-awaited autobiography of Howard Webb, the man who refereed the World Cup final. Webb's first game as a match official came when he was just 18 and his father's verdict was blunt: 'Useless - he doesn't know his arse from his elbow.' It wasn't the last time his performance would come under fire. But Webb progressed through the ranks, and his natural calm authority made a good impression on players and administrators alike, and soon he was being offered the top matches and the toughest fixtures. The policeman went on to take charge of some of the most important games, including the 2009 FA Cup final, the 2010 Champions League final and - the biggest of the lot - the 2010 World Cup final. Now, in this superb and frank memoir, Howard Webb reveals what it is like to be at the heart of the action in modern-day football where every decision can be unpicked by television cameras. He explains how he learned to handle some of the game's superstars. Refereeing is a hard business, but Webb shows just why he enjoyed it so much and provides fascinating insights into how he dealt with the most challenging situations. With his unique perspective, and the characteristic honesty and humour he has displayed as a pundit on BT Sport, Webb has written a book that reveals the game - and the man himself - in a new light. 'Genuinely fascinating insight into the difficulties of officiating in the modern game, and Webb's frankness and self-deprecation are to be commended' When Saturday Comes

The Cruising Almanac 2023

Author: Cruising Association

Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd

ISBN: 1786793164

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 329


The Cruising Almanac remains the perfect onboard companion for cruising sailors. This 2023 edition is introduced by Mike Golding, OBE, who reminds us that “The Cruising Almanac provides that ‘hard copy’ information which today’s electronic navigators so frequently lack.” Compiled annually by a team of Cruising Association editors and Imray, the Almanac encompasses Northwest Europe from the Shetlands to Gibraltar and from the Baltic to the west coast of Ireland. This 2023 edition includes some changes to the presentation of essential information to make it more readily accessible. The Netherlands section has been revised so that the format conforms to the other regions. A new chapter for Northwest Spain has been created to allow more extensive overall coverage of the Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic coasts. Updating of the Almanac continues throughout the year, with corrections published monthly on the Cruising Association website Almanac corrections page. https://www.theca.org.uk/almanac/corrections

Fergie

Author: Frank Worrall

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 178219908X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8795


An Old Trafford legend, Sir Alex Ferguson has enjoyed a spectacularly successful career as manager of Manchester United. This book examines his life, from his tough upbringing in Glasgow and his career as a player, through to his eventual triumphs with Aberdeen and United.

Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 566

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