Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths by George Best
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Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths
By George Best

Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths

The Inside Story of Football's Golden Era

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Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths by George Best

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'We were the first generation to have to deal with the modern stardom of football. Some handled it better than others' George Best Written in the months before he died, Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths is George's farewell letter to the great footballing era in which he burned so brightly - a personal history of the golden years before TV and agents changed everything. From the breaking of the maximum wage to the cusp of the first million-pound player, it follows the triumphs and tragedies of every season from 1960 to 1974. It is the story of our greatest footballing generation - Greaves, Moore, Law, Charlton, Osgood, Lorimer, Jennings, Hurst and, of course, Best himself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091908768
ISBN-10: 0091908760
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 127mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - George Best

Epitomising football's new-found glamour in the 60s as a Busby protege at Manchester United, George Best dazzled on the pitch and lived the high life off it. Christened the Fifth Beatle at his peak, Best was the first pop star footballer. Unable to cope with the success and fame that his talent brought him, Best fell into alcoholism and his life became littered with tales of women, sex and drink. Despite well-documented problems with his health and private life, George Best never lost the passion that made him an icon to his many fans. Co-writer Harry Harris is the Group Chief Football Writer for Express Newspapers and a regular pundit on TV and radio. Twice British Sports Journalist of the Year and the only sports writer to win Sports Scoop of the Year twice, he is the author of over 30 football books, including the bestselling Pele - His Life and Times and the recent All the Way, Jose.

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