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Inglory, Inglory Man United: Travels and Travails of a 1980s Red Devil

Jamie Magill

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From the publisher:

Inglory, Inglory Man United chronicles the travails of United in the 1980s from the perspective of a diehard schoolboy Red Devil. Warrington-born (equidistant from Manchester and Liverpool for those who might not know), young Jamie Magill could legitimately have opted for the multiple-title winners from Anfield... but where was the fun in that? Who wanted the suet puddings of league championships and European Cups when you had the souffle of Ron Atkinson that might rise in the FA Cup every now and then? And who really cared about Europe before the Champions League? This is not just a story of pills, thrills and bellyaches; tears before crispy pancakes, fizz bombs and Juliet Bravo.

It also provides an insight into who you are: a glory boy or a loyal supporter? Sticker or twister? Dumb, complacent roundhead or romantic cavalier? The fluffy dice you want to roll is better than the championship medal you don't have. The 1980s were a disaster, in terms of silverware; but they were fabulous entertainment for those who were there: soap opera storylines all the way. Not convinced? These five words should entice any United fan: Michael Knighton and Ralph Milne.

The author:

Jamie Magill was raised in Warrington, Cheshire in the 1980s. He read law at Durham University in the 1990s, and has practised as a solicitor in London for almost 20 years. A huge fan of Manchester United, TS Eliot, Dylan Thomas, the Beatles and kitsch 90s indie pop, Jamie has written extensively for sporting periodicals (including Shoot, Match, FourFourTwo, Wisden and The Cricketer) and published a number of volumes of poetry; most recently The Mandarin Quartets. Inglory, Inglory Man United marks Jamie's first foray into the echelon of sports non-fiction.

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Pitch
22 x 14 cm
Hardback
256 pages
January 2021
English
9781785318160