'English Football and my (very small) part in it' is published by New Generation Publishing

For anyone who loves a good story, endless discussions about the beautiful game and holds on to the dream of repeating the glory of 1966

Online PR News – 12-December-2021 – London, England – ISBN #??978-1803691077

“English Football and my (very small) part in it” by Stephen Hawkins is published by New Generation Publishing

For anyone who loves a good story, endless discussions about the beautiful game and holds on to the dream of repeating the glory of 1966

About the Book:
“When reading this book one can feel the frustration, dedication and fervour the author has for football. That resonates from first page to last, continually pulling the reader along into the highs and lows of football across continents and most assuredly on his home soil.”

“The writing is done with a strong personality tone and passion that connects with the reader as if the author and reader were sharing a pint and ranting away happily on a rainy afternoon in the local pub.”

“Overall, it was a good read and will keep the reader turning pages to read more.”

Excerpt from the Book:

“The 1990 World Cup confirmed Gascoigne as an outstanding international player, another one that you could build a team around. But that team could not be built, due more to Gascoigne himself than the indifference of managers, as he spent much of the next four years injured and unavailable. Without his mercurial ability to make something out of nothing and raise those around him, England were poor again, being eliminated from the 1992 European Championships at the group stage and not even qualifying for the 1994 World Cup.
The combination of the 1996 European Championships being played at home (without need for qualification) and a return to the centre of things by Gascoigne led to a very good performance by England, who were knocked out on penalties in the semi-final by eternal adversaries Germany. Gascoigne’s two-touch goal against Scotland in that tournament was a worthy challenger to Hoddle’s and cemented his reputation as one of the greatest England players of all time.
But sadly, between 1974 and 1998, England failed to qualify for the finals of three out of six World Cups, seemingly unable to change the direction they had been travelling in for nearly a century. And there remained an appearance of there being no plans to improve the top to bottom coaching system that produced mostly mediocre players and teams at international level.
These two great players had made it to the top, despite the system, not because of it!
Another 24 wasted years.”

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