"After the Ball" is Nobby Stiles' account of a lifetime spent living and breathing football. Signed to Manchester United at the age of 15, he progressed to the England team and had a starring role in the 1966 World Cup. He is one of only two ...
Englishmen (Bobby Charlton is the other) to win both the World Cup and the European Cup. After playing at the highest level, Nobby Stiles became a manager, then a youth coach at Old Trafford, where he dealt with the new United of Beckham, Scholes, Giggs and the Neville brothers. His appraisals of these players from this exciting period are revealed, as well as studies of unforgettable teammates such as George Best and Bobby Charlton.