MY STORY, Matt Busby (Souvenir Press, 15s.).
THE autobiography of a manager A of the football team whose
performances since the Second World War have been second to none is bound to be a success story. Matt Busby, who is a Catholic, tells of his small beginnings in a mining village in Scotland, and how he nearly emigrated to America, which would have lost him to English football for good.
He tends to gloss over his days as a player and devotes much of what is a controversial book to the post-war period when Manchester United swept all before them.
Some of his ideas are sound:
for instance, higher rewards for successful players: hut he seems to forget that football is still a team game. Nor does there seem much likelihood of his suggestion for reducing the number of "first class" teams in England to 18 coming to anything. At least I hope not.