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Dec 30, 2010 - Reviews    Comments Off on DisRepute – Revie’s England by Robert Endeacott

DisRepute – Revie’s England by Robert Endeacott

The true story of Don Revie’s three years as England manager, 1974 – 1977; the follow-up to Dirty Leeds. July 1974, Don Revie leaves Leeds United to take over the England job from the sacked Sir Alf Ramsey. The departure upsets many Leeds people, he is The Don after all, while his England appointment is […]

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Dec 20, 2010 - Reviews    Comments Off on Dirty Leeds by Robert Endeacott

Dirty Leeds by Robert Endeacott

Players such as Gary Sprake, Paul Reaney, Terry Cooper, Billy Bremner, Jack Charlton, Norman Hunter, Peter Lorimer, Allan Clarke, Mick Jones, John Giles, Eddie Gray, Paul Madeley, Bobby Collins, John Charles, Willie Bell, Albert Johanneson and Mick Bates – all managed by Don Revie. The famous Leeds United AFC – the team they love to […]

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Oct 27, 2010 - Reviews    Comments Off on Doolally

Doolally

Jim Taylor’s obsession with football might well be about to cost him his job. The angry, youthful narrator of “Beastmouse” is mentally scarred by the injustices his favourite team has suffered. What if the Russian millionaire who flies in to rescue Leeds United is not who he seems? Sports fiction is a relatively new genre […]

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Oct 13, 2010 - Reviews    1 Comment

And She Laughed No More (Stephen Foster)

Danny Blanchflower once said “The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It’s nothing of the kind. The game is about glory. It’s about doing things with style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom” I had never […]

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Oct 7, 2010 - Reviews    1 Comment

1966 and All That: My Autobiography (Geoff Hurst)

Headingley, Leeds, Many years on.   Dear Sir Geoff, Firstly, I am very sorry for the long delay in writing. And secondly, please excuse my taking the liberty of writing to you when we have never met. What has prompted me to write is your autobiography, since it made me think hard about football’s place […]

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