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Also by Patrick Barclay Mourinho: Anatomy of a Winner BLOODY HELL! The Biography of Alex Ferguson Patrick Barclay Yellow Jersey Press LONDON This eBook is copyright material and must not be copied, reproduced, transferred, distributed, leased, licensed or publicly performed or used in any way except as specifically permitted in writing by the publishers, as allowed under the terms and conditions under which it was purchased or as strictly permitted by applicable copyright law. Any unauthorised distribution or use of this text may be a direct infringement of the author’s and publisher’s rights and those responsible may be liable in law accordingly. Epub ISBN: 9781407084718 Version 1.0 www.randomhouse.co.uk Published by Yellow Jersey Press 2010 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 Copyright © Patrick Barclay 2010 Patrick Barclay has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition, including this condition, being imposed on the subsequent purchaser My Back Pages written by Bob Dylan Copyright © 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed by Special Rider Music. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Reprinted by permission. Extracts from The Blair Years by Alastair Campbell (Hutchinson, 2007) First published in Great Britain in 2010 by Yellow Jersey Press Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA www.rbooks.co.uk Addresses for companies within The Random House Group Limited can be found at: www.randomhouse.co.uk/offices.htm The Random House Group Limited Reg. No. 954009 A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN 9780224083058 The Random House Group Limited supports The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the leading international forest certification organisation. All our titles that are printed on Greenpeace approved FSC certified paper carry the FSC logo. Our paper procurement policy can be found at www.rbooks.co.uk/environment Typeset in Minion by Palimpsest Book Production Limited, Falkirk, Stirlingshire Printed and bound in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives plc To The Moon Contents NO DOUBT ABOUT IT Among the Idiots A Hero and an Inspiration The Rich Loam of Home IN THE BEGINNING A Govan Childhood Street and School Tools of the Trade A Saint at Perth Into Europe with Dunfermline Learning to Coach Playing for Scotland? Rangers: Welcome to Hell Fighting at Falkirk The University of Life EAST STIRLINGSHIRE Small Wonders SAINTS ALIVE: THE LOVE STREET YEARS Building on Baldy Stark Improvement A Nest of Vipers Rancour and Defeat The Forgotten Man ABERDEEN An Emotional Battering Ferguson is Working Making Winners Chastened by Liverpool Strachan and the Shankly Tapes Fooling Bayern Beating Real Madrid Flailing at Ferguson Great Stuff, Lads After Strachan and McGhee Doing Deals Snubbing McGhee Life and Death with Big Jock Aberdeen, Itchy Feet and Scotland It’s Barcelona or United At the World Cup Pittodrie Postscript MANCHESTER UNITED: EARLY DAYS A Chat with Bobby Charlton Drinking to the Past Turning Off the Fans Youth Culture Jousting with Graham Strachan Leaves the Nest Welcome to Hell You Bastard! UNITED: STEPS TO GREATNESS Beating Barcelona Dreaming On Darren’s Hamstring Ah, Cantona . . . Seeing Red, Seeing Himself European Nights Off UNITED: APRÈS MOI LE TREBLE Ted Beckham’s Lad I Will Love It . . . Love It Putting on Spectacles New Labour: His Part in its Victory Arsenal on Top Le Déluge Winning Plenty Without Kidd What a Knight Managing to Hurt UNITED: THE ENCORE Goals Galore Threatening to Quit The Business with Jason No Wenger, No Eriksson – Ferguson Stays To a Long Life The Iraq Diaries The Rock and a Hard Place Magnier’s Gloves Come Off Sadder and Wiser UNITED: RONALDO AND ROONEY Wine with Mourinho Pizza with Wenger Fighting Back Meet the Glazers The Winter of Keane José and the Boss Better than Quaresma After Schmeichel, van der Sar Talking a Blinder Rafa’s Rant Beaten by Barca Ronaldo Goes, the Debt Grows No More the Champions THE LEGACY ‘Not Today but Tomorrow’ Heroes Power and Control Where Stands He? Loyal to the Last Bibliography List of Illustrations 1. Alex Ferguson reading the headlines (Offside); Dunfermline Athletic (Offside) 2. Rangers manager Scot Symon with his assistant manager David White; Rangers’ Alex Ferguson looks innocent while Celtic’s Billy McNeill is injured on the floor (both PA Photos); Ferguson takes on Billy McNeill (Colorsport) 3. Ferguson at Falkirk (Offside) 4. Ferguson with his family, 1977 (Getty Images); Ferguson at the industrial tribunal, 1978 (Press Association) 5. Aberdeen celebrate winning the league in 1980; Gordon Strachan celebrates scoring in the 1982 Scottish Cup final (both PA Photos) 6. Aberdeen’s Mark McGhee during the 1983 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final against Real Madrid (Colorsport); Patrick Barclay, Gordon Simpson and Gerry McNee (courtesy of the author) 7. Ferguson on open-top bus shows off the European Cup Winners’ Cup trophy (Offside); Aberdeen line up for the 1983 Scottish Cup final 8. Jock Stein with Ferguson (PA Photos); Scotland team for World Cup match with Denmark; Graeme Souness (both Getty Images) 9. Martin Edwards at a press conference with Alex Ferguson (PA Photos); Bryan Robson; Norman Whiteside (both Colorsport); Paul McGrath (Getty Images) 10. Mark Robins celebrates (PA Photos); Lee Martin scores the winning goal in the 1990 FA Cup final; Les Sealey and Ferguson celebrate winning the 1990 FA Cup (both Getty Images) 11. Mark Hughes scores against Barcelona in the 1991 European Cup Winners Cup final (Colorsport); Hughes celebrates winning the trophy (Getty Images) 12. Brian McClair, Steve Bruce, Dennis Irwin, Hughes and Mike Phelan hold the FA Premiership trophy, 1993 (Getty Images); Eric Cantona (PA Photos); Manchester United celebrate Cantona’s goal in the 1994 FA Cup final (Getty Images) 13. Eric Cantona scores in the 1996 FA Cup final (PA Photos); Ferguson with the FA Cup and the Premiership trophy (Getty Images) 14. Teddy Sheringham celebrates scoring in the Champions League final (PA Photos); Ole Gunnar Solskjær scores against Bayern Munich (Colorsport) 15. Teddy Sheringham and David Beckham with the Champions League trophy (Getty Images); Ferguson with the Champions League trophy (PA Photos) 16. David Beckham (PA Photos); David Beckham and Juan Sebastián Verón; David and Victoria Beckham (both Getty Images) 17. Ferguson and Alastair Campbell (Getty Images); Jason Ferguson; John Magnier; Rock of Gibraltar (all PA Photos) 18. Kenny Dalglish (PA Photos); George Graham (Getty Images); Ferguson and Kevin

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