Manchester United – Read the book……….

Manchester United

Manchester United

Fabulous new book on Manchester United – contains archive pictures and great controversial input.

Get it now on amazon – Manchester United

Manchester United FC has more supporters than any other soccer team in the world and has dominated the English game for a generation. The story of how this team from the industrial north of England rose to eclipse all its rivals and become what it is today is the subject of Clive Hindle’s book Only One United. Hindle, a practicing lawyer, who writes crime thrillers in his spare time, is a long-time MU supporter. If his book were one more rah-rah for United it would have limited appeal. Whenever United wins the UK media moans, Anyone but United! It’s the analysis of the team’s back story rather than its successes that makes the book interesting.
Between 1992 and 2013 United won the Premiership thirteen times and never finished outside the top three. But it hasn’t always been top dog. In the 70s and 80s Liverpool ruled, winning the First Division eleven times and the European Cup four times. In fact, Liverpool is the only English team that can boast of a record anywhere close to United’s. Yet, despite thirty-eight league titles and eight European Cups between them, the two teams have rarely been successful at the same time. Their rivalry goes deeper and further back to the beginning of the industrial revolution when the two cities duked it out for economic supremacy. In the 19th century Manchester dominated textile trade whereas Liverpool had the major port and controlled the shipping to North America.
It’s probably futile to compare MU’s recent successes with Liverpool’s from a generation earlier. For one thing, the amount of money in today’s game is simply staggering. Foreign billionaires now own many of the top English clubs. These sugar-daddy sponsors can easily afford the best. United’s story is somewhat different and it’s an interesting one. In 2005 US businessman Malcolm Glazer bought the club in leveraged-buyout deal. Most supporters believe the club got shafted because Glazer used Manchester United funds to broker the deal; money which might otherwise have been spent on players. Even ten years after the takeover a ‘Love-United-Hate-Glazer mentality persists with the fans. But leveraged buyouts, like most financial deals, are complex and not easily understood by laymen. Therefore, the media plays on what’s obvious and sensational. Interestingly enough, in the seasons following the takeover, Manchester United continues to thrive.
Manchester United has had many heroes. It’s unlikely the club could have performed as it did without Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, both of whom are regarded as two of the most successful, admired and respected managers in the history of the game. It’s easy to assign mythic status to these two men because of what they achieved, but like most of us, they have weaknesses and shortcomings. Many United players could rightly be called ‘world-class’ but only a few ever became celebrities. George Best was probably the world’s first cult icon. But as most soccer fans know, his extravagant lifestyle led to the problems which he suffered from for the rest of his life. David Beckham’s more-recent celebrity status easily surpasses Best’s. In 2002 Salon Magazine described him as “the biggest ‘metrosexual’ in Britain”. Ironically, Beckham is described in the book as being shy and retiring. As the author notes, the players who probably contributed most to United’s success (Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, for instance) preferred to concentrate on the game and shun media attention altogether.
Although Only One United is mainly an analysis of the club, there are many little-known facts on other top teams. As unlikely as it sounds, AC Milan, Italy’s most successful team, was founded by two English expatriates and it began life as the Milan Cricket and Football Club. The book contains a wealth of detail on many aspects of the game. It’s clearly written, objective, and should appeal to any soccer fan.

http://www.amazon.com/ONLY-ONE-UNITED-Manchester-Uniteds-ebook/dp/B00QFK4CTE/

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LEO HOROSCOPE 2016

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Now on amazon – Leo Horoscope

It is as if the stage has been set just for you, and your unique talents and attributes can come to the fore in every walk of your life. This is an expansive and energetic period when you have the confidence in your intellectual and personality skills to grab opportunities and to let your voice be heard. This is a period in which you are able to accept yourself and when you feel very comfortable with who you are, and this means you have an inner peace and contentment which allow you to make choices that are totally in tune with your destiny. Recognition and acclaim will come your way, and your life will open up to enable you to grow. This is not a time when you feel restricted or inhibited – it seems like you are on the crest of a wave, and your biggest problem may be the fact that you are enjoying yourself too much to make productive use of everything on offer.”

LEO ASTROLOGY HOROSCOPE 2016 is HERE!

Following the success of HOROSCOPE 2014 and 2015, Lazuli will again be releasing 12 astrology books: one for each star sign’s horoscope for 2016.

A big thank you to all the amazon buyers who supported me in 2014 and 2015.

Are you looking in the mirror wondering what 2016 will hold? Do you feel at an important crossroads? Do you need direction or a kick start? Are you wondering ‘what now’ in terms of love and relationships? How are the Stars lining up for you in 2016? What opportunities can they supply the energy for?

Popular resident astrologer of BBC WM Lisa Lazuli takes her straightening, down to earth approach to astrology from the air waves to the bookshelf with this insightful and motivational book. Includes a detailed yearly overview for Leo, followed by monthly forecasts broken into love, life and career. A chatty, sincere read to help inspire, guide and alert you to the unique possibilities of your life on a practical, emotional and spiritual level.

NOTE: These are monthly astrology horoscopes.

http://www.amazon.com/LEO-HOROSCOPE-2016-Astrology-Horoscopes-ebook/dp/B016E4QEV4/

CANCER HOROSCOPE 2016

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Available now on Amazon – Click here

2016 is about new mindsets, new attitudes and strength of character. Your destiny is in your hands, and the buck stops with you:– no excuses and no avoiding the strong urges within you for leadership, power and change. Circumstances that you face will renew your faith in yourself and allow you to feel you have the right to shape your destiny. Confrontation and conflict can be a gateway to better and more fulfilling relationships, and so you should not shy away from difficult conversations – assert yourself and make sure your needs are addressed. You will come to realise in 2016 that to get ahead you have to get out of your own way – you can be your biggest supporter or your biggest enemy, and it is all about your state of mind and what you allow yourself to think about and focus on. A wonderful year to rewire you mind for both success and fulfilment in life and relationships – the power is yours

CANCER ASTROLOGY HOROSCOPE 2016 is HERE!

Following the success of HOROSCOPE 2014 and 2015, Lazuli will again be releasing 12 astrology books: one for each star sign’s horoscope for 2016.

A big thank you to all the amazon buyers who supported me in 2014 and 2015.

Are you looking in the mirror wondering what 2016 will hold? Do you feel at an important crossroads? Do you need direction or a kick start? Are you wondering ‘what now’ in terms of love and relationships? How are the Stars lining up for you in 2016? What opportunities can they supply the energy for?

Popular resident astrologer of BBC WM Lisa Lazuli takes her straightening, down to earth approach to astrology from the air waves to the bookshelf with this insightful and motivational book. Includes a detailed yearly overview for Cancer, followed by monthly forecasts broken into love, life and career. A chatty, sincere read to help inspire, guide and alert you to the unique possibilities of your life on a practical, emotional and spiritual level.

NOTE: These are monthly astrology horoscopes.

Cancer Horoscope 2016