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Jimmy Greaves - The Heart of the Game

Jimmy Greaves - The Heart of the Game

THE HEART OF THE GAME looks at every aspect of football from park players to ga/acticos; from the autocratic directors of the past to the marketing executives of today. He traces the development of football from the days when a manager's role included ordering match-day pies to the modern-day world of Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson.

Jimmy reveals how the media and money men have taken over the sport, and reflects on the games and personalities whose influence changed the face of English football. He asks the football questions we all want the answers to: how do the Svens of today compare to managers like Sir Alf Ramsey? Why has England stopped producing great goalkeepers? How come the football of yesteryear was more physical, yet the footballer of today is more injury-prone?

Drawing on his wealth of experience and genuine love of football, this is Jimmy Greaves at his most incisive, objective and humorous best.