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- DescriptionGlenbuck is a name that resonates through the history of football in Britain. Once a tiny village in the Ayrshire coalfields, it produced an unprecedented roll call of professional players. Its most famous son, Bill Shankly, shaped t just Liverpool's destiny but exerted a huge influence on the evolution of the modern game. And yet virtually all that remains of 'Shanks's' birthplace is his granite memorial. Glenbuck has t only been physically erased by de-industrialisation, but from football's consciousness. The pitch which once rang with the shouts of players and partisan fans is w a boggy, neglected field. It is eerily, unforgivably silent. The Football Village brings back to vivid life the birthplace of Shankly and the exploits of 49 other wonderful characters. Glenbuck's sons range from stars of English and Scottish football to more parochial heroes, all combining to form a compelling story of the British game across the divisions.
- Author BiographyRobert Gillan is a former youth player with Clyde FC and a youth coach with international experience who has set up the Glenbuck Academy to help aspiring local footballers. Adam Powley is a journalist, lecturer, and author of over 20 books including a collaboration with Pele, 61: The Spurs Double, Spurs Miscellany and The Boys from White Hart Lane.
- Author(s)Adam Powley,Robert Gillan
- PublisherPitch Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication01/10/2015
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationHove
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPitch Publishing Ltd
- Content Noteassorted mono images
- Weight499 g
- Width160 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine25 mm
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