Once a Blue, Always a Blue: The Autobiography of Richard Edghill

Once a Blue, Always a Blue: The Autobiography of Richard Edghill

by Richard Edghill, Dante Friend


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The autobiography of a former Man City player

Richard Edghill made his Premiership debut at 17 and was soon an England Under-21 international. A pacy defender who could play anywhere across the back four, he caught the eye of England manager Terry Venables; but a devastating knee injury then sidelined him for 21 months, by which time his beloved Manchester City were headed for the third division. Rather than jump ship Edghill stayed to lead the revival back to the Premiership. With three promotions and three relegations at City, serving under nine managers and three different chairmen, the ups and downs of Richard's rollercoaster career will strike a chord with any City fan who went through similar agonies and ecstasies. A scapegoat, a dreamer, a fiercely loyal Premier League star: although Richard never enjoyed the huge salaries or adulation of some of his colleagues, this book presents an overwhelmingly human story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909626270
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Richard Edghill is now a soccer school coach at Premier League side Manchester City. Dante Friend is also the coauthor of Catch a Falling Star: The Autobiography of Neil Young and My Blue Heaven.

Table of Contents

Foreword Willie Donachie 7

1 Dragging Me Down 9

2 Teenage Kicks 24

3 How Was It For You? 32

4 Some Might Say, We Will Find A Brighter Day 56

5 And After All, You're My Alan Ball 80

6 We're Not Really Here 99

7 Are You Watching Macclesfield? 110

8 This Is How It Feels To Be City 135

9 I'm Dreaming Of A Blue Wembley 151

10 Moving On Up 163

11 I Wanna Be Adored 181

12 Cheer Up Kevin Keegan 194

13 London Calling 215

14 Slide Away 233

15 The Mace Lads Are Having A Party 240

16 A Sight For Sore Eyes 246

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