WorldCat Identities

Tossell, David 1961-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 436 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV942.7.A44, 796.334092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Tossell
Big Mal : the high life and hard times of Malcolm Allison, football legend by David Tossell( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody beats us : the inside story of the 1970s Wales rugby team by David Tossell( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Doc : the controversial and colourful life of one of football's most dominant personalities by David Tossell( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great English final : 1953 : cup, coronation and Stanley Matthews by David Tossell( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1953 FA Cup Final between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers had everything: seven goals, a dramatic comeback and, in Stanley Matthews, a fairytale hero. Sixty years on, this legendary game has come to represent a golden age - the year when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned and a British expedition conquered Everest. The Great English Final looks at the cultural importance of the match as Britain broke free from post-war austerity, with pre-Coronation television sales taking the Cup Final into more homes than ever before. In 1953, Britain clung to the old-fashioned values epitomised by Matthews while bracing itself for a new consumer-driven age under its young monarch. Football was on the threshold of similar change. Five months later, the England team would be torn apart by Hungary and the national game would never be the same again. Yet the 1953 FA Cup Final would live forever
Grovel! : the story and legacy of the summer of 1976 by David Tossell( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring interviews with key figures from English and West Indian cricket, 'Grovel' provides a fascinating study of the events and social issues surrounding one of the sport's most controversial and colourful tours - as well as addressing the decline of the West Indies cricket and its loss of support in the new century
Playing for Uncle Sam : the Brits' story of the North American Soccer League by David Tossell( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girls of summer by David Tossell( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following on : a year with English cricket's golden boys by David Tossell( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex & drugs & rebel tours : the England cricket team in the 1980s by David Tossell( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the 1980s, England lurched between the highs of Ashes victories and the lows of on-field humiliation and a series of controversies involving tabloid scandals, South African rebel tours and Pakistani umpires. The Ashes were won dramatically in 1981, regained by David Gower's team in 1985 and retained by Mike Gatting in 1986/87. There was even a World Cup Final appearance in India. Yet twice the West Indies inflicted 5-0 series defeats. Players were fined for bad behaviour on the field, while Ian Botham was suspended for smoking marijuana. Lord's stumbled through ten changes of captaincy in the decade. In 1988, Gatting, under pressure following an umpiring row, was brought down by a barmaid, leading to the appointment of four skippers in one series. It was the most chaotic period in English cricket history. Through interviews with many of those involved, Sex & Drugs & Rebel Tours tells the story
Seventy-one guns : the year of the first Arsenal double by David Tossell( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Greig : a reappraisal of English cricket's most controversial captain by David Tossell( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Greig is remembered as the colourful captain who led cricket into its biggest crisis of the last century. An all-rounder who mixed boldness with belligerence, he was the first South African to skipper England, restoring national pride with victory in India after poundings at the hands of Australia and the West Indies. A controversial and charismatic competitor whose 'make them grovel' comment about the West Indies signalled trouble, he later lost the captaincy for recruiting players for Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. More than three decades later, now a leading television commentator, Greig has never been fully absolved. Featuring many new interviews, including with Greig himself, the book asks whether cricket history judges the accomplished all-rounder fairly, or is coloured by off-field controversies
Bertie Mee : Arsenal's officer and gentleman by David Tossell( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Doc : the life behind the one-liners of Tommy Docherty, football's comic king by David Tossell( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In sunshine or in shadow : a journey through the life of Derek Dougan by David Tossell( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Dougan was a flamboyant striker who scored more than 200 League goals and, as players' union chief and club administrator, was involved in some of professional football's most significant developments of the past forty years. David Tossell retraces the steps of his life through an exhaustive series of interviews with teammates, opponents, friends, and family, offering the definitive portrait of one of football's most complex and controversial figures
Grovel! : England v West Indies : the story and legacy of the summer of 1976 by David Tossell( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATURAL : the jimmy greaves story by David Tossell( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in white boots : the biography of Alan Ball, the youngest 1966 World Cup hero by David Tossell( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grovel! : the story and legacy of the summer of 1976 : England v West Indies by David Tossell( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Ball : the man in white boots : the biography of the youngest 1966 World Cup hero by David Tossell( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a special footballer who wins the World Cup as a 21-year-old and ends a two-decade career as one of the most revered players in the history of four clubs. Former England captain Alan Ball was such a man: prodigy at Blackpool, youngest hero of 1966, Championship winner at Everton, British-record signing for the second time at Arsenal and veteran schemer for Southampton not to mention footwear trend-setter. And all after being told he was too small to succeed in the game. Yet his years as a flat-cap wearing manager consisted mostly of relegation and promotion battles, some successful and some not, and plenty of frustration as he fought to produce winners in his own image and emulate the feats of his playing days. His life already touched tragically by the car crash that killed his father and the loss of his beloved wife Lesley to cancer, Ball died, aged only 61, after suffering a heart attack during a garden blaze. A decade on from his death, and drawing on interviews with family, friends and colleagues including Jimmy Armfield, Sir Geoff Hurst, George Cohen, Gordon Banks, Joe Royle, Mick Channon, Lawrie McMenemy, Francis Lee, George Graham, Frank McLintock, Matthew Le Tissier and many more, Alan Ball: The Man in White Boots is the definitive study of one of English football's most enduring figures
Alan Ball : the man in white boots : the biography of Alan Ball, the youngest 1966 World Cup hero by David Tossell( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

BIOGRAPHY: SPORT. It is a special footballer who wins the World Cup as a 21-year-old and ends a two-decade career as one of the most revered players in the history of four clubs. Former England captain Alan Ball was such a man: prodigy at Blackpool, youngest hero of 1966, Championship winner at Everton, British-record signing for the second time at Arsenal and veteran schemer for Southampton - not to mention footwear trend-setter. And all after being told he was too small to succeed in the game.Yet his years as a flat-cap wearing manager consisted mostly of relegation and promotion battles, some successful and some not, and plenty of frustration as he fought to produce winners in his own image and emulate the feats of his playing days. His life already touched tragically by the car crash that killed his father and the loss of his beloved wife Lesley to cancer, Ball died, aged only 61, after suffering a heart attack during a garden blaze
 
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Big Mal : the high life and hard times of Malcolm Allison, football legend
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Nobody beats us : the inside story of the 1970s Wales rugby teamGrovel! : the story and legacy of the summer of 1976Playing for Uncle Sam : the Brits' story of the North American Soccer LeagueFollowing on : a year with English cricket's golden boysSeventy-one guns : the year of the first Arsenal doubleTony Greig : a reappraisal of English cricket's most controversial captainBertie Mee : Arsenal's officer and gentlemanGrovel! : England v West Indies : the story and legacy of the summer of 1976
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