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‘Isn’t it lovely to have moments in your life where you think, oh, nothing can beat that. Nothing.’ George Graham
Anfield, May 26th 1989. The final day of the Division One season. An iconic underdog story.
Set against the backdrop of Hillsborough disaster, and during 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.
Drawing on years of research, writer Amy Lawrence brings together fascinating and never-before seen testimony from the voices who were there, on the pitch, off it, and beyond.
89 creates a definitive and kaleidoscopic portrait of a match that changed English football forever.
‘Once it hits the net I’m just thinking ecstasy really. It’s incredible. I’ve done what I wanted to do. That’s that feeling. I’ve done it.’ Michael Thomas