Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: October 03, 2019
Binding: Kobo eBook
Anfield, May 26th 1989.
The final day of the Division One season. The defending champions, Liverpool, versus the plucky underdogs, Arsenal. With the Gunners leading 1-0 in the final minute but desperately needing another goal to take the title, it was, in the immortal words of commentator Brian Moore, ‘Up for grabs now…’
Set against the backdrop of the recent tragedy at Hillsborough*,* and an emotional era in football long before the Premier League as we now know it -- ‘89 is an oral history of a sporting moment so unusual it felt instantly historic. Based on years of research, award-winning writer Amy Lawrence brings together fascinating and never-before seen testimony from the voices who were there, from the players to the fans, the referee to the commentator.
The result is a definitive and kaleidoscopic portrait of a match, and a moment in English football that changed the game forever.