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Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero : the Story of a Football Legend.

Author: Mike Smith
Publisher: London : Grosvenor House Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most gifted centre-halves of his day, Burnley captain Tommy Boyle won all of English footballs major honours; the FA Cup, League Championship and he represented England at international level. But once his playing days were over and after run-ins with the police and local authorities, the former international footballer was sent to Whittingham Mental Hospital, a former lunatic asylum. Broken Hero traces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Mike.
Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero : The Story of a Football Legend.
London : Grosvenor House Publishing, ©2011
Named Person: Tommy Boyle
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Smith
ISBN: 9781908447258 1908447257
OCLC Number: 784883315
Description: 1 online resource (474 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Introduction; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Dedication; List of Figures; Contents; Part One: The Boy from Platts Common; Chapter 1: Primrose Bank Infirmary 1932; Chapter 2: Roots; Chapter 3: The Boy from Platts Common; Chapter 4: Barnsley; Chapter 5: A Grand Day Out; Chapter 6: Burnley; Chapter 7: The Cup; Chapter 8: The Bloody War; Part Two: Broken Hero; Chapter 9: Boyle's Brigade; Chapter 10: The Comeback; Chapter 11: One Last Chance; Chapter 12: Farewell Burnley; Chapter 13: Back in Business; Chapter 14: Together Again; Chapter 15: Whittingham; Chapter 16: Epilogue. AppendixBibliography; Thomas William Boyle: Honours; Comparing the performances of Burnley's two League Championship winning sides; Copyright.

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One of the most gifted centre-halves of his day, Burnley captain Tommy Boyle won all of English footballs major honours; the FA Cup, League Championship and he represented England at international level. But once his playing days were over and after run-ins with the police and local authorities, the former international footballer was sent to Whittingham Mental Hospital, a former lunatic asylum. Broken Hero traces Boyle's career from his early days working as a miner in the militant South Yorkshire coalfield, to the proud day he became the first captain to be presented with the FA Cup by His M.

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