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Top recommended books include Manchester City: The Complete Record, Lows, Highs and Balti Pies: Manchester City Ruined My Diet, Manchester City FC: 125 Years of Football plus many more in the Manchester City online bookshop
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Recommended Manchester City Books
The Worst of Friends: Malcolm Allison, Joe Mercer and Manchester City
July 1965: Manchester City are on the scrapheap, managerless and languishing in Second Division mediocrity. Desperate to reverse the club's fortunes, the board turns to Joe Mercer, a respected football veteran hungry for a final chance to achieve management glory. Yet age and ill health are against Joe: he needs an assistant, and volatile, ambitious coaching genius Malcolm Allison is his man. Recently sacked from managing Plymouth for sleeping with a director's wife, Malcolm is out to prove that his innovative tactics can breathe new life into the staid English game.
Lows, Highs and Balti Pies: Manchester City Ruined My Diet
Lows, Highs and Balti Pies comprises vivid, colourful and highly individual recollections of City's most memorable games over the past 37 years. One hundred matches are featured, starting with a 5-2 drubbing of Sheffield United in 1967 and ending with the 4-1 triumph in the first derby at the cursed City of Manchester Stadium. Not all of the games in between provided quite as much pleasure. The book contains affectionate portraits of the City greats down the years, together with forthright appraisals on the rich assortment of blundering buffoons which the club has seen fit to inflict upon its famously loyal supporters.
Colin Bell - Reluctant Hero: The Autobiography of a Manchester City and England Legend
Most Manchester City supporters regard Colin Bell as their club's best ever player. He graced the midfield during their greatest years as they won all domestic and European honours, and represented England 48 times before a serious knee injury ended his career prematurely when he was just 29. Now, in this revealing autobiography, 'King Colin' has opened up. He talks about never knowing his mother, who died when he was a baby, and of being brought up by his aunt and then his father and older sister. He then leads us through the glory years, singles out his greatest opponents and compares the modern game with the era he dominated, before sharing his views on the infamous tackle in a Manchester derby that ended his footballing dreams.
Crowd Idols: Manchester City Heroes 1966-2006
"Crowd Idols" profiles the 50 most popular footballers to have played for Manchester City over the past 40 years, including Georgi Kinkladze, Ian Bishop, Colin Bell, Dennis Tueart, Clive Allen, Colin Hendry, Tony Coleman, Rodney Marsh, Ali Benarbia, Eyal Berkovic, Joe Corrigan, Tommy Hutchison and Shaun Wright-Phillips. Listed in reverse chronological order, a potted history of each player will feature alongside ratings for best goal, most memorable on-field moment, personalised terrace chants, monetary values at career peak and much more. "Crowd Idols" humorously sums up just why these 50 players were so popular with supporters and, in some cases, why some proved so unpopular with their managers.
Colin Bell T-Shirt
Colin Bell has always been known to have been better than George Best according to the blue half of Manchester, hence his title 'King of the Kippax'. This t-shirt is ideal for all City fans and is available for immediate delivery
Maine Road was a large football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England. It was home to Manchester City F.C. from its construction in 1923 until 2003. The following season Manchester City relocated to the newly-built City of Manchester Stadium in east Manchester. The stadium was demolished in 2004.