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Fifty years on: England's World Cup triumph in 1966 dominates 2016's new football books

No prizes for guessing the dominant theme among football books due to appear on the shelves in 2016, when the state of English football comes under the spotlight not only because of the European championships due to take place in France in the summer but because half a century has now passed since the most glorious of all the nation's summers, when England won the World Cup. Captain Bobby Moore receives the Jules Rimet Trophy from Her Majesty the Queen at Wembley in 1966 A rash of titles marks the 50th anniversary, some a celebration, others a lament, given that the national team has won nothing since. Definitely leaning towards the latter category, Henry Winter’s Fifty Years of Hurt , an analysis illuminated by interviews with some of the biggest names in English football, is due to be published by Transworld under the Bantam imprint in June. Winter, who recently moved from the Daily Telegraph to The Times and is generally seen as the English media's foremost footba