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Ever since a 'dodgy' referee and a crackly transistor radio reduced his family to tears as they listened to the 1975 European Cup final, Rick Broadbent has been both blessed and cursed to be a Leeds United fan. This is the story of his quest to track down the legends of Elland Road and discover if they lived, breathed, ate, slept, loved and hated Leeds just as he had - or was it just a day job? In the course of his travels, Broadbent gathers first-hand accounts of the best and worst moments in the club's history, including the championship triumphs, cup shocks and the European controversies, as well as unearthing some stories and anecdotes. We hear Peter Lorimer's description of Don Revie's neuroses, learn the real reasons behind Gordon Strachan's departure, appreciate Tony Currie's account of his battle with the bottle and discover who had a bust-up with the legendary Pele. Weaving portraits of players such as Billy Bremner and Eddie Gray into a history of the club that has inspired such extremes of emotion, this analyses the effects of the court case that tore the club asunder, the sacking of David O'Leary and the sale of Rio Ferdinand. Including are contributions from Dominic Matteo, the new captain, and a candid interview with Peter Ridsdale, the chairman.
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Rick Broadbent is a freelance journalist and past winner of the BT Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year award. Previous publications include books on Muhammed Ali, Pel and Ayrton Senna.
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Book Description Mainstream Pub Co Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1840183519