Men in White Suits: Liverpool FC in the 1990s - The Players' Stories

Men in White Suits Liverpool FC in the s The Players Stories In Men in White Suits Simon Hughes meets some of the most colourful characters to have played for Liverpool Football Club during the s The resulting interviews set against the historical backdr

  • Title: Men in White Suits: Liverpool FC in the 1990s - The Players' Stories
  • Author: Simon Hughes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In Men in White Suits , Simon Hughes meets some of the most colourful characters to have played for Liverpool Football Club during the 1990s The resulting interviews, set against the historical backdrop of both the club and the city, deliver a rich portrait of life at Anfield during a decade when on field frustrations were symptomatic of off the field mismanagement and iIn Men in White Suits, Simon Hughes meets some of the most colourful characters to have played for Liverpool Football Club during the 1990s The resulting interviews, set against the historical backdrop of both the club and the city, deliver a rich portrait of life at Anfield during a decade when on field frustrations were symptomatic of off the field mismanagement and ill discipline After the shock resignation of Dalglish and Graeme Souness s ill fated reign, the Reds under the stewardship of Roy Evans displayed a breathtaking style led by a supremely talented young group of British players whose names featured as regularly on the front pages of the tabloids as they did on the back The Daily Mail was the first newspaper to tag Evans s team as the Spice Boys Yet despite their flaws, this was a rare group of individuals mavericks, playboys, goal scorers and luckless defenders Wearing off white Armani suits, their confident personalities were exemplified in their pre match walk around Wembley before the 1996 FA Cup final a 1 0 defeat to Manchester United.In stark contrast to the media coached, on message interviews given by today s top stars, the blunt, ribald and sometimes cutting recollections of the footballers featured in Men in White Suits provide a rare insight into this fascinating era in Liverpool s long and illustrious history.

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    • John Houghton says:

      Men in White Suits has a strong spine, but the fringe chapters don't contribute enough to make this a champion read.The central narrative of Liverpool FC in the 1990s is laid brutally bare by Hughes' book, told through the individual accounts of players and managers during that fateful decade. Held back by a misguided loyalty to the traditional 'Liverpool Way' and blind or resistant (or both) to new commercial opportunities and developments in sports science, LFC fell far from their famous perch [...]

    • Swarnendu says:

      "There was so much right about our team and so much wrong. It encapsulated everything: coming so close to being successful but feeling a million miles away."3rd April, 1996 - Liverpool would beat Newcastle 4-3 on one of the most dramatic premier league nights at Anfield only to lose against Coventry a week later and thus virtually ending their title challenge. That brutally sums up 90s Liverpool, the inconsistent, flattering to deceive team, the start of the steep decline of what once was the ho [...]

    • Colm Mccrory says:

      Thought it was even better than the 80s one. Some great insight from the lights and lesser lights of the 90s Anfield dressing room.

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