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The King - Denis Law

Paperback

Published: 1st October 2004
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"In the 1960s, Denis Law was the king of Old Trafford. A goal-scoring genius, Law attacked the game (and the occasional opponent) with a dedication and enthusiasm which held his legions of loyal subjects in devoted awe. The deadly triumvirate of Law, George Best and Bobby Charlton swept opposition from its path, and led Manchester United to win the FA Cup in 1963 and the League in 1965 and 1967. orn in Aberdeen in 1940, Law played his first professional game for Huddersfield in 1956. He moved to Manchester City before being among the very first British players to play on the continent of Europe, joining Torino in 1961. It was in August 1962 that Law moved back to Manchester, this time to United, for a record transfer fee of o115,000. He immediately won the hearts of the Old Trafford crowd by scoring twice in his debut game. Many more goals were to follow- 160 in 222 matches, many of them spectacular, all of them executed with Law's trademark panache. aw was European footballer of the year in 1964 and went on to win 55 caps for Scotland. Many of these were titanic clashes with the Auld Enemy, England, including the now legendary 3-2 defeat of the then World Cup-holders at Wemb

"This intelligent book, packed with anecdotes, is a must for any football fan" * Sunday Mirror * "Denis was the best in the business, he could score goals from a hundredth of a chance, never mind half of one" -- George Best "His book is rightly called The King ... We remember Law as the great predator [but] what players like him can offer a reader beyond the tales of muddy glory, is a glimpse into life after sport, when the crowd noise stops and they are faced with reality as we substantially lesser mortals know it" * Daily Telegraph * "A lovely and lively peek at football's golden age through the eyes of a man who was on the inside track suffering the high and lows. Like the man himself, definitely a winner" * Glasgow Evening Times * "He played for United and City, served under Busby and Shanks and tasted pleasure and pain ... He has been revisiting all these memories in his autobiography, a book rare in that genre for the author's honesty" * Independent on Sunday *

ISBN: 9780553815597
ISBN-10: 0553815598
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition