Description - Jackie Milburn by Jack Milburn
Written by his own son, Jackie Milburn- A Man of Two Halves gives an unprecedented insight into the life and career of the legendary Newcastle United forward. To this day, 'Wor Jackie' remains the Magpies' top goalscorer, having notched up 238 goals in 492 appearances in the black-and-white shirt throughout the 1940s and '50s. Milburn also won the FA Cup with Newcastle three times in five years, and in the third final in 1955 he scored one of the competition's fastest-ever goals, after 45 seconds.Jackie Milburn delves beneath the surface glory to reveal how, in spite of his remarkable success as a player, Milburn was constantly tortured by his lack of self-belief. It details his days across the Irish Sea after becoming player/coach at Protestant Linfield FC and explains why he felt the need to move on after receiving menacing threats directed at his family. It reveals how, as newly appointed manager of Ipswich Town, he had a totally unexpected falling out with the departing England supremo, Alf Ramsey. We also learn how the pressures of work took their toll on Milburn and how he spent his post-football days working in a scrapyard, before being rescued by the world of sports journa
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Author Biography - Jack Milburn
Jack Milburn worked for many years in the brewery industry and was formerly a territory manager at Scottish and Newcastle. This book about his father is the subject of a BBC documentary. He currently lives in Northumberland with his wife Yasmin.