The Great English Final

Subtitle:
1953: Cup, Coronation and Stanley Matthews
By:
David Tossell
Price:
£16.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781909178441
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
320

Description

The 1953 FA Cup Final between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers had everything: seven goals, a dramatic comeback and, in Stanley Matthews, a fairytale hero. The match came to represent a post-war golden age; but change was coming in the shape of television, consumerism and a new monarch. And soon football, too, would never be the same again.

About the author

David Tossell is the author of ten books, four of which have been short-listed in the British Sports Book Awards: Bertie Mee (best biography), Grovel! and Tony Greig (best cricket book), and Nobody Beats Us (best rugby book). A sports journalist for more than three decades, David is currently head of European Public Affairs for the NFL.