The Irish Football Association (IFA) was founded in Belfast in 1880. It was the governing body for soccer for the whole of the island of Ireland. Soccer in Ireland was united for over forty years. It was, though, an uneasy alliance. Divisions in the sport reached a climax after the First World War, culminating in the split of 1921.
THE STARTING LINE; THE FINISHING LINE; THE ETHICAL LINE - in an extraordinary new book, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor lifts the lid on the medical science that helped bring Britain's most brilliant athletes to glory
Features quotes that are profound and some downight absurd from an array of world stars ranging from Ron "Chopper" Harris and Ken Bates through Ruud Gullit, Roberto Di Matteo and Glenn Hoddle to Mourinho, Costa, John Terry, Diego Costa, David Luiz and Thibaut Courtois.
Traditionally one of the Big Five English football clubs, although Everton haven't won many trophies in recent years, they are undergoing a revival thanks to the management of Roberto Martinez and leadership of Bill Kenwright, the club's owner. This book is filled with more than 180 quotes from legendary Evertonians.