Free the Manchester United One: The Inside Story of Football's Greatest Scam

Free the Manchester United One: The Inside Story of Football's Greatest Scam

by Graham Sharpe

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Overview

In 1915 one of the most shameful occasions in sporting history took place. The players of Manchester United and Liverpool conspired to arrange that United would win their game with Liverpool by 2-0, thus permitting the conspirators to cash in on bets placed on that pre-arranged score-line of odds of 7/1. As a result, United did stay up but eight players were banned for life, one lost his life, the reputations of the two clubs were permanently tainted and football's image severely impaired. This is the amazing tale of that fateful Good Friday.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910232156
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Graham Sharpe has dealt personally with many of the strangest gamblers of the last thirty years whilst he has worked for one of the world's leading bookmakers, William Hill, for whom he is currently Media Relations Director. He is a gambling expert whose previous Robson titles include 'Fourteen Million To One', 'Odds, Sods And Racing Certs' and who combined his knowledge of betting and football to write 'Free The Manchester United One' (1861056338), the story of British football's first fixed match.

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