The definitive story of the father of modern football, Herbert Chapman. Herbert Chapman, the boss of the all-conquering Arsenal team of the 1930s, was the father of modern football management. A relative journeyman as a player, he moved into the dugout aged 29 with Northampton Town, before building a multiple-title-winning team with Huddersfield in the 1920s. It was at Arsenal, however, where Chapman would leave an indelible mark on the landscape of football. Patrick Barclay's poignant and detailed biography weaves Chapman's story into the momentous times through which he lived, including the tragedy of the First World War, the subsequent Depression and the rise of fascism. Deeply influential on Arsenal successors such as George Graham and ArsAune Wenger, he also pioneered changes in the game's scenery and tactical approaches. As Sir Matt Busby later remarked, Herbert Chapman changed the game of football.Then they finished second, fourth, then second again while building the side that would become champions in 1951a 2. ... After assembling, with his immensely regarded assistant Jimmy Murphy, a young team that had won consecutive English championships and was tipped by many to succeed Real Madrid as the leading force in Europe, Busby saw many of them perish a as Busby himself nearly didanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2014-01-09|