The Unforgiven: The Story of Don Revie's Leeds United

View Now Continue Shopping or View Cart

Author: Rob Bagchi

EISBN: 9781845138073

Format: Kindle eBook

ISBN: 1845138074

Number Of Pages: 272

Publisher: Aurum Press

Details:

In 1961, when Don Revie became manager of Leeds United, they were a struggling Second Division club. By 1974 they had won two League Championships, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup twice, the FA Cup and the League Cup, and players like Jack Charlton and Billy Bremner were household names. Yet this was a team that inspired not admiration, not grudging respect, but a deep and visceral loathing, matched only by the bellicose devotion of their own supporters. The undeniable artistry of players like striker Allan Clarke was overshadowed by a ruthless – and thoroughly modern – professionalism, symbolised by the scything tackles of Norman Hunter. The new Leeds – especially in the intimidating arena of Elland Road – took no prisoners. At the heart of their outlaw status was the eccentric, superstitious personality of Revie himself. Clad in his lucky blue suit, a man for whom team-building meant rounds of carpet bowls, here reigned less a football manager than, in his own estimation, the ‘head of the family’.But whenever his great Leeds United side were let off the leash – the 7-0 humiliation of Southampton is enshrined in Match of the Day mythology – their brilliance was compelling. So compelling it was almost cruel. The Unforgiven is the full story of the most defiantly unconventional team in British football.



Related Items

View Now
Denis Law Manchester United Autographed $55.99 $79.09
Sale
View Now
My Liverpool Home $71.16
View Now
Manchester United Soccer Starz Ferguson-One Size $22.58
View Now
Autographed Kenny Dalglish Photo - European Cup