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Anfield of Dreams By Neil Dunkin

Anfield of Dreams by Neil Dunkin

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Summary

Mid-Atlantic, 1954: the Queen Elizabeth's crew commit to the deep a coffin containing the remains of Liverpool FC, relegated to Division Two. Istanbul, 2005: Liverpool's heroes hold aloft the Champions League trophy, after the greatest final ever. Here's the story of the Reds' fans rollercoaster journey of a lifetime between those two dates.

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Anfield of Dreams: A Kopite's Odyssey by Neil Dunkin

Mid-Atlantic, 10 April 1954: The Queen Elizabeth's crew commit to the deep a coffin containing the remains of Liverpool Football Club, relegated that day to the Second Division. Istanbul, 25 May 2005: Liverpool's heroes hold aloft the Champions League trophy, after the greatest final ever. Between those pivotal dates, the Reds touched glittering heights and plumbed the darkest depths. But what about the fans who followed the club every step along the turbulent way? On this journey of a lifetime, Neil Dunkin relies on the cast of characters including Shankly, Paisley, Dalglish, Benitez, Pele and even Ursula Andress...and the action swings from Liverpool to Rome, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, the High Andes, even the top of one of Istanbul's tallest minarets. Subject high acclaim, this title was shortlisted in the Best New Writer category at the 2009 British Sports Book Awards.

Anfield of Dreams Reviews

An amazing book - Redlady21 on Liverpool Daily Post football forum. Dunkin talks with great passion about the beautiful game in a language football fans will appreciate. This is not a book solely for Liverpool supporters; anyone who worries that clubs have become highly prized assets should read it and realise that is not an inevitable state of affairs - The Birmingham Post. A fascinating relationship between travel and sport exists only in the heart of the true fan. There is a real sense of this unique perspective in Dunkin's passionate ode to Liverpool FC, which culminates in the "sublime" Champions League victory in 2005. The ups and downs in the club's and the city's history and heritage are cleverly and lovingly charted in the year that Liverpool is the European City of Culture. Football lovers will lap this up but Dunkin's passion and fine line in anecdotes make the book worthy of a much wider readership - Michelle Stanistreet, Daily Express. All I can say is get this book if you see it - Once you start reading it you'll be transported back to a time when life was harsh but so much fun and you'll be brought through good times, bad times sad times right up until the final whistle in Istanbul. The book is superb - Red All Over.

About Neil Dunkin

After his childhood and education in Liverpool and London, Neil Dunkin has enjoyed a career that has taken him from the North-West of England to Fleet Street, and descended into the underworld of newspaper sub-editing, receiving indoctrination in the black arts of this print jungle from a long line of wise scribes.

Table of Contents

Depths Of DespairThe Messiah From Glenbuck18 Steps To HeavenHeartbeat Of A CityThe Scouse SixtiesSound That Rocked The World1966 And All ThatThat Scarf Is Somebody's Life28,000 HeadsPaisley, The Champion ManagerA Threesome In Rio: Pele, Ursula Andress And MeTarnished SilverBetter Than The BraziliansDeath In The AfternoonTwilight Of The GodsEagles Over The AztecaBack To The Boot RoomSpaced Out And Star StruckThe French Kopite Comes HomeOur Incredible TrebleCotopaxi 2 Kopites 0 (Match Abandoned)Liverpool Will Not Leave MeFrom Austria To EternityImmortality In Istanbul

Additional information

GOR002269395
9781905449804
1905449801
Anfield of Dreams: A Kopite's Odyssey by Neil Dunkin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pitch Publishing Ltd
2010-10-31
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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