Bogota Bandit

This Is The Story Of Charlie Mitten, The Man The FA Once Admitted Was The Greatest Outside Left England Ever Had, But Who Stepped Out Of Line As A Trailblazer In The Player S Contract Revolution, Walking Out On Club And Country In 1950 To Play In South America During One Short Season With Bogota Santa Fe, Mitten Won A Place In South American Folklore As Orchestrator In Chief Of One Of The Most Sensational Upsets In Soccer History A Makeshift Combian XI S Victory Over The Newly Crowned World Champions, Uruguay Rejecting An Offer From Real Madrid, Mitten Returned To Britain Only To Find He Was A Football Outlaw, Frozen Out By The FA Selectors And By United Who Refused To Take Him Back After A Spell At Fulham, He Went Into Management At Mansfield And Newcastle, But His Attempts To Produce A Skilful Approach To The Game And His Warnings Of An Impending Soccer Hurricane From South America Were Largely Ignored.Bogota Bandit

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  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Bogota Bandit
  • Richard Adamson
  • English
  • 02 May 2019
  • 9781851588671

9 thoughts on “Bogota Bandit

  1. says:

    I knew nothing of the football career of Cheeky Charlie Mitten, his great footballing days took place before I was born Signed as an unknown youngster for Manchester United in the late 1930 s, it was the post war years when Mitten began to display his skills One of the very first Busby Babes he was a member of the F.A.Cup winning side of 1948, and his penalty scoring record at the club remains intact today Author Richard Adamson published this biography in 1996 and it greatly benefits from contributions from Charlie himself, who died in 2002.The player became the Bogota Bandit when he was poached during United s summer tour of the U.S in 1950, when against the player s contract system of the time, he signed for Independiente Santa Feof Colombia He was a hit, playing along side Alfredo DiStefano and Hector Ruiz, who both later played for Real Madrid Mitten too was offered the chance to sign for Real, but he chose to return to the English game, where he was treated as an outlaw by the English F.A.The great value of this book is what it says regarding the powers that be in the corridors of power at the F.A and the Football League, as well as the coaching methods still inheren...

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