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  • Paul

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesGary Imlach has succeeded in writing an excellent and revealing story of his father's football career Stewart Imlach was a player I'd never heard of before reading this book A flying winger he was a Scottish international in the 1950s and represented them in the 1958 World Cup He played for a variety of clubs south of the border most notably at Nottingham Forest in the earlier stages of his career where he appeared and starred in their victorious '59 FA Cup winning side Once retired from playing he goes on to be a part of Everton's coaching staff in the 1970 league title winning side a team featuring Ball Harvey Kendall and Royle amongst othersWhere this book really impressed me and contrary to other reviews I think it is very well written was in the way that it gives the


  • Bill

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesI got My Father and Other Working Class Heroes by Gary Imlach for Christmas about 10 years ago amongst a collection of books about footie; my newly discovered passion I read uite a few of them but unfortunately for no particular reason this one was


  • Andrew

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesI must declare a personal connection with this bookif a very tentative oneI had the pleasure of knowing the Imlach family while Stewart was playing for Crystal Palace and living in Addiscombe in Croydon in the mid 60sI was friends with Gary's older brother Stephen and thus knew the authour as a small boy8 or 9and his even younger brotherMichaelI often played with them occasionally met father Stewarta uietunassuming man with a ready smile a kind word for a slightly stage struck 10 year oldThe Palace team which had recently won promotion to Division 2 was full of characters their managerDick Grahamwas a one off I still remember the ter


  • Matthew Gaughan

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesI'd been thinking about reading this book for ages but feared it might be a bit cloying and cliched It's not It's an absorbing beautiful reflection on


  • Adrian

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesI really enjoyed this book as I am of an age that c an relate very closely to this era Gary and I are the same age It details what football soccer was like here in England through the 50s 60s and into the 70s so different to today's multi million pound stars and businesses Having watched Gary commentate on the Tour de France for the past 20 years I can as I read hear his voice narrating his father's story And that makes the story interesting and brings it to life For anyone who has any interest in what football was like 40 years ago in the UK or even just life for normal families this is a book I would wholeheartedly recommend


  • Kahn

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesWhat started out as one man's attempt to get to know about his father's footballing career turns into a study of how the game has changed in the last 60 years It's emotional heart warming and by the end you feel you know Stuart Imlach almost as well as his son Gary does


  • James

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesRarely does a book capture that fine balance of a personal account without the author being the story but this was one of those This was a study of footballers in the fifties and sixties with Imlach using his father's career to illustrate the realities of the time and he interviews men who knew Stewart Imlach the footballer as well as using old newspaper reports to ensure it is not just a regurgitation of mythsI must say I am familiar with Gary as a presenter than as an author so this came as a pleasant surprise It appears to be motivated by a desire to understand what his parents' life was like as well as his father's career but the cheering on of his father through past seasons never feels tiresome but was uite illuminating Derby having 'no slums' was a myth to get his father to move clubs but puts the modern worries about housing in perspective a


  • Phil Mc

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesThis isn’t a typical football book not that I read many Rather it is three distinct books which don’t always sit well together The first as much because it starts the book this way as the fact that it seems the primary motivation for Imlach’s writing is a very personal insight into his father’s footballing life A son’s devotion to his departed dad shines from the pages but only ever briefly engages the reader fully The second book within this book is the historical statistical and anecdotal recording of a time when footballers were “the last bonded men in England” not to mention hard as nails and working class to boot literally in many tales It is this ‘second book’ where the interest is spiked and held As a child of the eighties the players’ strike


  • Mel Siew

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesA personal biography by Gary Imlach of his father's player career Rather sadly the project only gathered pace after the death of his father and there is a slight undertone of melancholy in certain partsWhat the book does fantastical


  • David Mcdowell

    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes Doc Ì Hardcover My Father and Other Working Class Football HeroesAnother great book from my Dad Journalist Gary Imlach goes in search of his father's professional football career an area that he never gave enough attention while he was still aroundHe spends time discussing his football schooling in Lossiemouth his career in England including Cup win and for Scotland with the ridiculous 50s transfer and contract systems and finally his coaching and later years in the game He has obvious pride in his father's achievements and a keen eye for the wider history of the gameAn aspect that I particularly like was