The Docs Devils: Manchester United 1972-1977 Sean Egan

ISBN: 9781901447378

Published: January 1st 2011


500 pages


The Docs Devils: Manchester United 1972-1977  by  Sean Egan

The Docs Devils: Manchester United 1972-1977 by Sean Egan
January 1st 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 500 pages | ISBN: 9781901447378 | 7.38 Mb

Tommy Docherty led Manchester United through one of the most interesting periods in their history. Employed in late 1972, the former Scotland manager led the club on an amazing journey, taking in a successful relegation battle, relegation itself, instant promotion, and two successive Cup Finals, all in just four and a half years, and the nature of his eventual sacking, following allegations about his private life, gives some indication of the complicated, less than perfect man this book seeks to unveil.

Dochertys unconventional, at times controversial, approach to team affairs and man management is explored on a season by season basis, while numerous interviews from those who worked with and played under him, including legends of the era such as Brian Greenhoff and Sammy McIlroy, ensure that no stone is left unturned in this tale of the highest highs and lowest lows the great game has to offer. These first hand accounts make this the definitive account of this period, and the book is a must read for any serious United fan, while the authors ability to maintain a degree of neutrality rarely found in such biographies will also encourage followers of teams outside of the red half of Manchester to persist with this incredible footballing story.

In addition to The Docs story, this book also looks at the post United careers of those who played in his sides and who came to love and loathe him in equal measure. It also includes a full matchography for the period.

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