World Soccer

EDDIE HAPGOOD, FOOTBALLER

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By Lynne Hapgood ?(Pitch Publishing, £19.99) The story of a young unknown from Bristol who became Arsenal and England captain in the 1930s. Hapgood considered football an art, playing it joyously, but struggled when politics, class and money threatened to corrupt football. And by ?th?e??la? te ? 1930s, fascism, ?N?a?zism and looming war were bearing down ?on the beautiful game. In this gripping memoir, his daughter pulls together the various threads - success, celebrity, tragedy and vindicatio­n - to reveal the real Eddie Hapgood.

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