Hugh McIlvanney is a living legend in sports journalism. A regular winner of the UK Sports Writer of the Year Award, he is the only sports writer to have also won the Journalist of the Year honour. This book represents the best of 35 years of excellence in football writing for "The Scotsman", "The Observer" and "The Sunday Times", from the epic Real Madrid versus Eintracht Frankfurt European Cup final to the World Cup in France 1998. It profiles managerial giants from Matt Busby, Jock Stein and Bill Shankly to Jack Charlton, Alex Ferguson and Terry Venables, and provides essays on footballing greats such as Pele, Moore, Best and Maradona. It also looks at disasters from Ibrox to Hillsborough and celebrates World Cup competitions from 1966 to 1994.