From the publisher:
Do you remember a time when footballers' perms were tighter than their shorts? When supporters still swayed on terraces? When a chain-smoking doctor played central midfield for Brazil?Take a nostalgic stroll back to an era when football on TV was still an occasional treat, when almost anyone could finish runners-up to Liverpool and when finishing fourth in the top flight was not a cause for celebration but a sackable offence! Football in the 1980s is an affectionate look at all the essential facts, stats and anecdotes from the decade before the national game was commercially rebranded. Including both some of modern football's darkest days and its most memorable matches, Football in the 1980s will take you back to a time of tough tackles, muddy pitches and cheap seats. Read on for a grandstand view .
Michael Keane is an experienced football writer, and author of The FA Cup Miscellany (Pitch Publishing) and Never Mind the Sky Blues (The History Press). He is also a contributor to Soccer History magazine. This is his fourth book.