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Bobby Moore - The Man in Full

Matt Dickinson

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Description:

'Immaculate footballer. Imperial defender. Immortal hero of 1966. Master of Wembley. Captain extraordinary. Gentleman of all time.' These are some of the words inscribed beneath the statue of England's World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore, at Wembley stadium. Since Moore's death, of bowel cancer at just 51, these accolades represent the accepted view of this national treasure. But what do we actually know about Bobby Moore as a person? What about the grit alongside the glory? Moore was undeniably an extraordinary captain and player. Pelé called him the greatest - and fairest - defender he ever played against. His feats for West Ham United and England are legendary and his technical mastery of the game ahead of its time. Few footballers since have come close to his winning combination of intelligence, skill, temperament and class. Yet off the pitch, Moore knew scandal, divorce and drink. What about the string of failed businesses, whispers of bad behaviour, links to the East End underworld and turbulent private life? Ignored by the football world post-retirement, this great of the game drifted into obscurity and, famously, there was no knighthood. Acclaimed football writer Matt Dickinson traces the journey of this Essex boy who became the patron saint of English football, peeling away the layers of legend and looking at Moore's life from all sides - in triumph, in failure, in full.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Colin Mace

Length:

9h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:13