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The Resource When you put on a red shirt : the dreamers and their dreams : memories of Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and Manchester United, Keith Dewhurst

When you put on a red shirt : the dreamers and their dreams : memories of Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and Manchester United, Keith Dewhurst

Label
When you put on a red shirt : the dreamers and their dreams : memories of Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and Manchester United
Title
When you put on a red shirt
Title remainder
the dreamers and their dreams : memories of Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and Manchester United
Statement of responsibility
Keith Dewhurst
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Keith Dewhurst first saw United play in 1946. Ten years later he was writing about them for the Manchester Evening Chronicle. Half a lifetime later, he looks back on a passion that helped to shape his life.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1931-
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Dewhurst, Keith
Dewey number
796.3340942733
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV943.6
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dewhurst, Keith
  • Busby, Matt
  • Murphy, Jimmy
  • Manchester United (Soccer team)
  • Sports journalism
  • Soccer managers
  • Soccer teams
  • Sport
  • Sports & active outdoor recreation
  • Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside
  • Sports teams & clubs
  • Football (Soccer, Association football)
  • Sport: general
Summary expansion
'If David Lloyd-George was the most charismatic person I ever laid eyes on, Matt Busby was the most charismatic I have known, when he was the manager of Manchester United and I was a reporter travelling with the team.'Keith Dewhurst first saw United play in 1946. Ten years later he was writing about them for the Manchester Evening Chronicle. Half a lifetime later, he looks back on a passion that helped to shaped his life.On his journey from the terraces to the press box and then on to the game's inner sanctums, Dewhurst fell in love with a club and a game. A schoolboy fan when Busby arrived at Old Trafford, he was on the terraces as great teams took shape, and there as a reporter to witness the aftermath of the club's great tragedy - the Munich air crash. He was there too on the road with Jimmy Murphy, United's assistant manager and coaching genius, as the team played on during Busby's long recovery. In Busby, he witnessed both the hero of football legend and the darker side of a master manipulator. But in Murphy, he found his hero. It was Murphy who would tutor him in football and dreams, and Busby's ambiguous nature.The friends Dewhurst made then, the players and the coaches, the lost and the saved, are with him still - in memory, if no longer in life. When You Put on a Red Shirt is Dewhurst's homage to them and to his youth, evoking with vivid brilliance a lost era, and powerfully recapturing a world which is becoming myth
Label
When you put on a red shirt : the dreamers and their dreams : memories of Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and Manchester United, Keith Dewhurst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0008308752
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
282 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780224082839
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
When you put on a red shirt : the dreamers and their dreams : memories of Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and Manchester United, Keith Dewhurst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BDZ0008308752
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
282 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780224082839
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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