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Herbert Chapman, Football Emperor

Herbert Chapman, Football Emperor

Ref No: 9780285634169

Details: Author: Stephen Studd

Type: Books

Price: £8.99

Herbert Chapman was the first, and perhaps the greatest, of the modern-style football managers. During the 1920's and 1930's he had astonishing success with Huddersfield Town and Arsenal. He transformed the role of the manager and led the way for later legends such as Matt Busby and Bill Shankly. Herbert Chapman was the first manager to make himself responsible for team selection, tactics, buying and selling players, and improving medical treatment for injured players. He was the first to fly his teams to matches abroad and introduced the use of floodlighting for evening games. At the time, these were revolutionary changes and Chapman had changed the face of English football. This detailed account of Chapman's career, illustrated with archive photographs, is a fascinating study of how football moved into the modern era. Beginning in a world of a game dominated by the amateur spirit it ends with the legendary Arsenal team of the 1930's.

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