Atkinson for England
A Tale of Mistaken Identity, the England National Team and Plumbing
Normal Price: $10.48
Your Price: $9.43 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.05! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.47 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Atkinson for England by Gary D. James
Book DescriptionWith only 10 days to go before England's crucial World Cup Qualifier against Germany, national manager Glenn Gould resigns, blaming Brendon Fendon, the FA's Machiavellian chief executive, of taking an unhealthy interest in team affairs. A shortlist of temporary replacement managers is drawn up -- the instant favourite is Ron Atkinson. Brendan Fendon leaves for Brazil to attend a career-enhancing FIFA conference on the elasticity of corner flags. Meanwhile, Nottingham plumber and Sunday League manager Reg Atkinson is concerned that his tender for the undersoil heating contract at the new Wembley stadium will be lost in the latest crisis to hit the England team. But he is soon reassured by a call from the FA asking him to an interview. Reg quickly hones his knowledge of the Swedish undersoil heating system and heads for London. After a swift selection process, Brendan Fendon's stand-in Sir Richard Scratcher appoints Atkinson and calls a press conference to announce the new England boss. But, as the mass media soon discover, the man taking the stage isn't Ron but Reg who has signed a multi-million pound contract to take charge of the national team. The press have a field day, but Brendan Fendon is none the wiser as his delayed flight from Rio lands at Heathrow. When the truth dawns he realises the only way out is to force Reg to resign by preventing all England's stars from playing against Germany. What does Reg do now? If he resigns he'll lose his money, but if he continues, England will be forced to forfeit the match and Germany will surely qualify. The press are camped outside Reg's humble semi in Nottingham, he's suffered a mysterious break-in and his plumbing business and the future of English football look like going down the pan...
Buy Atkinson for England book by Gary D. James from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781901746174
(110mm x 180mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Empire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Empire Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gary D. James
Measuring Stress in Humans, Paperback (September 2012)» View all books by Gary D. James
Originally published in 2006, this book provides in-depth guidelines for designing a field project on stress.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Atkinson for England book by Gary D. James and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Gary D. James
Gary James is the author of 'Manchester - The greatest City', 'The Pride of Manchester - history of the Manchester derby' and various other football books. He also writes for several national newspapers. This is Mark Brown's first book.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.