All Played Out

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Yellow Jersey Press, Nov 5, 1998 - Soccer - 470 pages
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Italia '90 - Gazza cried and football changed forever. Once you could ignore football, avoid the back pages, turn the telly over, leave the pub. Now that's not possible because on 4 July 1990 in Turin's Stadium of the Alps gazza cried, England lost and football changed forever. Pete Davies witnessed all of this first hand. The players, the hooligans, the agents, the journalists, the fans - the full cast of football's rowdy circus. For nine month he had access to the England squad and their manager, Bobby Robson, talking to them freely about their hopes, their fears, their methods and their lives. So this is the real story, the unedited verdion. All Played Out - the first and last book to give the inside story of the greatest show on Earth. 'Pete Davies is incapable of writing a dull sentence. . . one of the most outrageously entertaining books of the year' Daily Post.

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User Review  - mearso - LibraryThing

Even after nearly 20 years I remember this tournament and it was great to see how it was from a perceptive and passionate writer who experienced it. Especially good on the Press, the Team and the Fans, who all have been maligned to various degrees. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Pete Davies is the author of a number of critically acclaimed best-selling works of nonfiction published in the United Kingdom, as well as the forthcoming book "Inside the Hurricane." He lives in West Yorkshire, England.

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