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Temple of Dreams - The Changing Face of Ibrox (Paperback) Loot Price: R400
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Temple of Dreams - The Changing Face of Ibrox (Paperback): Iain Duff

Temple of Dreams - The Changing Face of Ibrox (Paperback)

Iain Duff

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This book explores the story of one of the UK's most successful teams and its world-famous stadium. It lets you discover what part Winston Churchill, Buffalo Bill and Frank Sinatra played in the stadium's history. It is a paperback reprint of the bestselling 2008 edition. For more than 100 years, Ibrox has been the home of Rangers Football Club. It has been the scene of some of this sporting institution's greatest triumphs but also two of the worst disasters in British football. Ibrox is an imposing ground that is rich with history and tradition, while boasting state-of-the-art modern facilities that rank alongside the best in the world. Its wood-panelled entrance lobby and famous marble staircase evoke memories of a distant era, while the glittering trophy room inside the magnificent Main Stand tells the story of the club better than any words can. Though Rangers have managed to preserve the traditions of the famous old stadium, much of the Ibrox of today bears little resemblance to the ground which opened in December 1899. This book charts, in words and pictures, the history of Ibrox from the early days, through the creation of Archibald Leitch's stunning Main Stand in 1929, with its Masonic imagery, to the present-day five-star facilities. Using official records and eyewitness accounts, it tells the story of the two Ibrox disasters that claimed a total of 91 lives and tells how the second tragedy in 1971 resulted in a complete overhaul of the stadium and the creation of the most modern football ground in Britain, years ahead of its time. As well as the many football triumphs, the stadium has witnessed dozens of other events over the years, including the famous annual Ibrox Sports meeting created by the legendary manager Bill Struth. On one spectacular afternoon, seven world records were broken in one race on the Ibrox cinder track. The book also reveals the part played by famous figures like Buffalo Bill Cody, King George V, Winston Churchill, Eric Liddell, Billy Graham, Frank Sinatra and Elton John in the history of the stadium. Ibrox holds the record attendance for a League match in Britain, and it would be nothing more than a pile of bricks and mortar without the fans who breathe life into it every other Saturday. In this book, supporters recall their memories of the stadium, from starting bonfires on the vast terraces to keep warm in the depths of winter and donning customised hard-hats as protection from flying beer bottles in the 1960s, to the spectacular Champions League nights of the 21st century. The common theme is the passion of the fans and the red-hot atmosphere in the ground.


Imprint: D&B Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2014
Authors: Iain Duff
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-1-85983-815-0
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Sporting venues
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football) > General
LSN: 1-85983-815-4
Barcode: 9781859838150

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