Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan

It is a cottage club, if you'll pardon the pun, and Kevin Keegan had an incredible impact at Fulham Football Club.' By now Fulham were Premier League material; that much was clear at the start of the following season.

Author: Ian Ridley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781849830546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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At Liverpool in the early 1970s Kevin Keegan won three First Division titles, two EUFA Cups, two FA Cups and the European Cup. At Hamburg he was crowned Footballer of the Year two years running, won the Bundeslinga title in 1978-79 and reached the European Cup Final. At Southampton he was voted PFA Player of the Year and was awarded an OBE for his services to Association Football. In his debut season with Newcastle United he helped the club to promotion and he captained the England team for six years from 1976-1982. As a manager his career has been no less newsworthy, although not always for the right reasons. Five heady and successful years at Newcastle from 1992-1997 were followed by more controversial spells with Fulham, England and Manchester City. In 2005, Keegan announced his retirement. Then, in 2008, he made headlines by returning to Newcastle United, the scene of his greatest triumphs -- an announcement which was greeted ecstatically by Newcastle supporters -- and no less sensationally resigned in acrimonious circumstances only nine months later. A revered sports journalist with unparalleled access to insider exclusives, Ian Ridley is the perfect man for the task of understanding what it is that makes Kevin Keegan tick. Training his brilliantly incisive and penetrating gaze on Keegan, Ridley offers an unprecedented insight into the mind of this most enigmatic of men.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Red or Dead

Red or Dead

Kevin Keegan looked down at the pen on the contract on the desk. And Kevin Keegan looked away. Kevin Keegan shifted in his seat ... Well, to be honest with you, said Kevin Keegan, I'm on thirty-five pounds a week now at Scunthorpe, sir.

Author: David Peace

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571280674

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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In 1959, Liverpool Football Club were in the Second Division. Liverpool Football Club had never won the FA Cup. Fifteen seasons later, Liverpool Football Club had won three League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. Liverpool Football Club had become the most consistently successful team in England. And the most passionately supported club. Their manager was revered as a god.Destined for immortality. Their manager was Bill Shankly. His job was his life. His life was football. His football a form of socialism. Bill Shankly inspired people. Bill Shankly transformed people. The players and the supporters.His legacy would reveberate through the ages. In 1974, Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly stood on the verge of even greater success. In England and in Europe. But in 1974, Bill Shankly shocked Liverpool and football. Bill Shankly resigned. Bill Shankly retired. Red or Dead is the story of the rise of Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly. And the story of the retirement of Bill Shankly. Of one man and his work. And of the man after that work. A man in two halves. Home and away. Red or dead.
Categories: Fiction

Absent Friends

Absent Friends

And Probationary Firefighter Kevin Keegan walked, slowly, on crutches, but unaided, back into the firehouse where he grew up. “Jimmy saved him.” Keegan's mother, Sally, has no doubt in her mind about that. “Jimmy's been taking care of ...

Author: S.J. Rozan

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440335092

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The secrets of a group of childhood friends unravel in this haunting thriller by Edgar Award winner S. J. Rozan. Set in New York in the unforgettable aftermath of September 11, Absent Friends brilliantly captures a time and place unlike any other, as it winds through the wounded streets of New York and Staten Island...and into a maze of old crimes, damaged lives, and heartbreaking revelations. The result is not only an electrifying mystery and a riveting piece of storytelling but an elegiac novel that powerfully explores a world changed forever on a clear September morning. In a novel that will catch you off guard at every turn, and one that is guaranteed to become a classic, S. J. Rozan masterfully ratchets up the tension one revelation at a time as she dares you to ponder the bonds of friendship, the meaning of truth, and the stuff of heroism.
Categories: Fiction

Tell Him He s Pele

Tell Him He s Pele

Kevin Keegan The 33- and 34—year—olds will be 37 and 38 by the time the next World Cup comes round, if they' re not careful. Kevin Keegan England have the best fans in the world, and Scotland's are second to none. Kevin Keegan I've been ...

Author: Phil Shaw

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407031354

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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My parents have always been there for me, ever since I was about seven - David Beckham For Tony to admit he is an alcoholic took an awful lot of bottle - Ian Wright on Tony Adams I've been playing in a golf day for a boy seriously injured in a car accident. I had to drive like a lunatic to get here - Ray Houghton, TalkSport football pundit, on why he was late on-air Reporter: What would you be if you weren't a footballer? Peter Crouch: A virgin. I've never been so certain about anything in my life. I want to be a coach. Or a manager. I'm not sure which - Phil Neville Footballers may not be known for their profound insights, but it seems no one in the game is above a mixed metaphor or confused cliché. From Harry Redknapp to Martin O'Neill, Patrice Evra to Jason McAteer, see the funny side of the beautiful game with this hilarious collection of verbal own goals. Packed full of hilarious quotes, quips and misfires from the biggest names in football, Tell Him He's Pele is a must for everyone with a sense of humour.
Categories: Humor

The Boy on the Shed A remarkable sporting memoir with a foreword by Alan Shearer

The Boy on the Shed A remarkable sporting memoir with a foreword by Alan Shearer

Kevin Carr, our goalkeeper, spoke for all of us. 'Got who, Tom? Got who?' 'Kevin Keegan. We've signed Kevin Keegan.' And we had. Second division Newcastle United had just signed twice European footballer of the year and ...

Author: Paul Ferris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473666726

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award The Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year The Times Sports Book of the Year Telegraph Football Book of the Year 'Ferris's wonderful memoir represents a twin triumph. He has endured every kind of setback in life but has invariably reinvented himself; and his writing is a pure pleasure.' The Sunday Times 'Enough depth and humanity to make your average football autobiography look like a Ladybird book.' Telegraph 'A masterpiece of the genre' Brian McNally 'Football memoirs rarely produce great literature but Ferris's The Boy on the Shed is a glistening exception.' Guardian 'Fascinating and stylishly told.' David Walsh, The Sunday Times The Boy on the Shed is a story of love and fate. At 16, Paul Ferris becomes Newcastle United's youngest-ever first-teamer. Like many a tricky winger from Northern Ireland, he is hailed as 'the new George Best'. As a player and later a physio and member of the Magpies' managerial team, Paul's career acquaints him not only with Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Bobby Robson, Ruud Gullit, Paul Gascoigne and Alan Shearer but also with injury, insecurity and disappointment. Yet this autobiography is more than a tale of the vagaries of sporting fortune. It begins during 'The Troubles' in a working-class Catholic family in the Protestant town of Lisburn, near Belfast. After a childhood scarred by his mother's illness and sectarian hatred, Paul meets the love of his life, his future wife Geraldine. Talented and carefree on the pitch, shy and anxious off it, he earns a tilt at stardom. His first spell at Newcastle turns sour, as does his return as a physio, although obtaining a Masters degree shows him what he could achieve away from football. When Paul qualifies as a barrister, a career in Law beckons. Instead, a craving to prove himself in the game draws him back to St James' Park as part of Shearer's management triumvirate - with unfortunate consequences. Written with brutal candour, dark humour and consummate style, The Boy on the Shed is a riveting and moving account of a life less ordinary
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Psychology and Sport

Psychology and Sport

Summary Although Kevin Keegan was a very popular choice when he was appointed as England manager , his leadership skills appear not to have been very successful , as despite having some talented players in the team they failed to ...

Author: Sally Gadsdon

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435806580

Category: Sports

Page: 72

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Part of a series of textbooks which have been written to support A levels in psychology. The books use real life applications to help teach students what they need to know. Readers are encouraged to use aims, methods, results and conclusions of the key studies to support their own arguments.
Categories: Sports

British Sport a Bibliography to 2000

British Sport   a Bibliography to 2000

Kevin Keegan (Association Football) 2044 Gibson, J., Kevin Keegan - Portrait of a Super- Star (London: Comet, 1984), 213pp. 2045 Granville, B., Kevin Keegan (London: Hamilton, 1981), 63pp. 2046 Hardisty, T., Auf Wiedersehen Kev: Tribute ...

Author: Richard Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135287771

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The England Quiz Book

The England Quiz Book

Kevin Keegan. 134. Wales. 135. Ray Clemence. 136. Spain (21). 137. Eric Gates. 138. Graham Rix. 139. Kevin Keegan, Phil Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Trevor Cherry and Mick Mills. 140. 2 (both against Hungary). 141. Trevor Brooking (2 goals).

Author: Adam Pearson

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908548672

Category: Games

Page: 133

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All England fans beware! You may think you know all there is to know about the England team, but to answer the 1,000 fiendish questions in this quiz book you will need to cast your minds back well over a century, right back to the beginnings of international football in 1872. Guaranteed to challenge the knowledge of even the most ardent England fan and covering every Cup, Tour, Tournament and Championship imaginable, as well as managers, greats, records, top goalscorers, debuts, hat-trick heroes and a mountain of general trivia, ‘corner’ might take on a whole new meaning as you are banished to it wearing a dunce’s hat. With a fitting foreword by Tony Adams, a veritable treasure trove of facts and figures will be at your fingertips if not on your tongue, sparking fond reminiscences of the legendary characters and match highs and lows that have shaped the history of English football.
Categories: Games

I Wish I Hadn t Said That

I Wish I Hadn t Said That

Kevin Keegan, football manager Luís Figo is totally different to David Beckham and vice versa. Kevin Keegan The tide is very much in our court now. Kevin Keegan We managed to wrong a few rights. Kevin Keegan It's understandable that ...

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472142160

Category: Humor

Page: 352

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Ever since Mrs Malaprop first took to the stage in 1775 and described a gentleman as 'the very pineapple of politeness', some famous figures have become better known for their slips of the tongue than for anything they said intentionally. In particular, the careers of a number of broadcasters, sporting figures and politicians have become defined by their verbal blunders. Former US Vice-President Dan Quayle is remembered solely for making unfortunate remarks such as 'Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.' Welsh naturalist Iolo Williams sent Twitter into meltdown when, discussing diving sea birds on Springwatch 2016, he asked a female conservationist: 'Is that the deepest shag you've ever had?' Even respected sports broadcaster Harry Carpenter was probably haunted forever by his seemingly innocent comment at the end of the 1977 Boat Race: 'Ah, isn't that nice? The wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the cox of the Oxford crew.' I Wish I Hadn't Said That is a collection of over 3,000 spoken and written blunders - including unintentional double entendres, spoonerisms, mixed metaphors, malapropisms, jaw-dropping remarks, misguided quiz show answers, embarrassing newspaper misprints, and foreign signs and notices that have sadly become lost in translation.
Categories: Humor

England s World Cup Story

England s World Cup Story

The occasion was highlighted by the resignation ofmanager Kevin Keegan. Atthe end of the game, Keegan resigned, explaining he did have not the tactical awareness for suchan important position. The FA responded by appointing under21 ...

Author: Andy Groom

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908582553

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

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Are you a loyal England supporter? Do you look forward to the World Cup and eagerly follow England’s progress? Would you like to find out more about the history of your national team and their past performance in top flight football? If so, this book is certain to appeal to you. England’s World Cup Story documents England’s journey in the World Cup from 1950 under the guidance of Sir Walter Winterbottom up to 2010 with Fabio Capello at the helm as manager. Packed with fascinating facts, quotes and profiles of many of the all-time great players, this book tells the story of the England team through the years from the many near misses and disappointments to victory in 1966 and beyond. Who can forget the likes of Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore and Sir Stanley Matthews to name but a few? They are all in this book together with more recent heroes such as David Beckham, Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney. As one of only eight national sides to have lifted the World Cup trophy, this book is a fitting tribute to the England team. This is a must-have for all fans of the beautiful game and anyone with an interest in the history of the World Cup.
Categories: Sports & Recreation