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Fergie's Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson's First 11 (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Andrew Kirby

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Sir Alex Ferguson was one of the greatest football managers of all time.

Over 26 years in charge of Manchester United, his passion for winning and tactical flair made them the most successful club in the Premier League. Under his guidance, United won an eye-watering 38 trophies, including 13 league championships.

But who were the greatest players of the Ferguson era?

Over 185 players debuted for United under Ferguson and more than 200 players wore the red jersey for Fergie.

They included legends of the modern game from David Beckham to Ryan Giggs, from Roy Keane to Bryan Robson, and from Eric Cantona to Cristiano Ronaldo.

But which were the Greatest Eleven?

Is Robin Van Persie the greatest striker? Or Ruud Van Nistelrooy?

Was Paul Scholes the best player in the heart of the midfield? Or Bryan Robson?

In this fascinating study, Andrew Kirby selects the ultimate 'Team Fergie'?

With interviews from football writers and former players, this book considers the leading contenders for each position in Sir Alex Ferguson’s First Eleven.

It is the one book that every Manchester United fan - and indeed every football supporter - will want to read.

Andrew J Kirby’s sports writing has featured in BBC Sport magazine, and on the Radio Five Live website. He has held a Manchester United season ticket for the entirety of the Sir Alex Ferguson reign at Old Trafford, and regularly follows the Reds across Europe and beyond.

He also writes award-winning crime fiction as AJ Kirby, and has published five novels including Sharkways and Paint This Town Red, which was shortlisted for the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2012.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

Biographie de l'auteur

Andrew J Kirby’s sports writing has featured in BBC Sport magazine, on the Radio Five Live website, and in Home Defence UK magazine, where he writes about ‘non-league football hooligans’. He spent a season writing for the Professional Footballers’ Association on their website Give Me Football. He has held a Manchester United season ticket for the entirety of the Sir Alex Ferguson reign at Old Trafford, and regularly follows the Reds across Europe and beyond. He also writes award-winning crime/ noir fiction as AJ Kirby, and has five published novels under his belt (Sharkways, 2012; Paint this Town Red, which was shortlisted for the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2012; Perfect World, 2011; Bully, which charted as an Amazon genre number 1 in 2009; The Magpie Trap, 2008), as well as two collections of short stories (The Art of Ventriloquism, a collection of crime shorts, which was released August 2012, and Mix Tape 2010), three novellas (The Haunting of Annie Nicol, 2012; The Black Book, 2011; Call of the Sea, 2010), and over fifty published short stories, which can be found widely in print anthologies, magazines and journals and across the web in zines, writing sites and more. His short fiction has won numerous awards at UK literary festivals. He also reviews fiction for The New York Journal of Books. To find out more, check out Andrew’s author website here:, or his blog, here:

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 476 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 290 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1484960122
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Endeavour Press Ltd. (8 mai 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Knowing the players 9 juillet 2013
Par S. J. Hall - Publié sur
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Good book that covers all the main players in details; you might disagree with his decisions, but that's what these types of books are about.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fergie's Finest: Exploring the Mystique of a Legend 14 mai 2013
Par Marilyn Baron - Publié sur
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The best sports writing transcends its 'genre' and becomes literature in its own right. Here in America, we have a tradition of excellent sports writing, particularly in baseball.

When I first heard the title of this book, "Fergie's Finest," I wondered if it was about Fergie, the Singer or Fergie, the Duchess of York, until I discovered it was about Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest football manager of all time. But I picked it up with some degree of interest as I have friends in the UK who love to talk about soccer, and especially Manchester United. My knowledge about sports is limited, but I've read most of Andrew Kirby's fiction and I'm a big fan. As a matter of fact, in my book, Andrew Kirby is a literary rock star. So I thought I'd give it a try. And I have to admit the book blew me away. Though some sections were for the more knowledgeable football fan, I found most of the book to be an engaging read. It was like a guide book to one of the most famous sports teams in the world, and it explained the reasons why certain players, certain names, have entered folklore. It was clearly excellently researched, passionately written, and was at times amusing (particularly in the explanations of the fan songs). It explored the history and culture of this great institution from a variety of angles - and not always the expected ones. There were great quotes from the film director Ken Loach, and from authors and poets alike. I enjoyed comments from ex-Manchester United players and from supporters throughout the world and the writer's description of the "Where were you when?" phenomenon surrounding Fergie's recent retirement announcement. But it was the point of view of the author I particularly enjoyed. Andrew J Kirby writes in a very accessible way, but at times, when he describes a famous goal, or why fans love a certain player, it becomes poetry.

When you support a sports team, their history intertwines with your history, and in this book, Kirby approaches the aspect of why sports matter so much to people very well. In my book, Fergie's finest is writing at its finest.

Marilyn Baron, Author, Under the Moon Gate
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Phil Jones 26 juin 2013
Par kimblim - Publié sur
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It's hard to believe the author's selection proces, when he picks out Phil Jones as one of the potentially greatest centre backs of Ferguson's reign.

Phil Jones has played a total of 46(!) matches for Man Utd, many of these as right back or midfielder. Yes, there is potential, but players like Silvestre, Evans, O'Shea, McGrath, Johnsen, Blanc, Berg, Smalling and Pique have all played better (and more) games as centre back than Phil Jones. If Phil Jones is picked on "potential" I would say that Blanc and Pique could be picked on what they achieved either earlier or later in their career. Jonny Evans has been a great centre back the last few years.

I know Ferguson said that Jones could be the best Man Utd-player ever, but let the young man prove himself first, ok?

I didn't bother reading the rest after Phil Jones was mentioned.
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