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20 Legends: Scunthorpe United

Max Bell

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From the publisher:

Which Scunthorpe defender was tapped up in the dressing rooms by Brian Clough? Who helped get him changed on top of Princess Diana's car? What did the club's record goalscorer really think about the manager sacked in a promotion season? How does it feel to miss a penalty at Wembley? Win the European Cup? And how on earth did a future England captain manage to break the club's tractor?

Throughout their 120 year-plus history, Scunthorpe United have been many things... But boring? Never! Following extensive archive research and exclusive interviews with ex-managers and players spanning seven decades, 20 Legends: Scunthorpe United is packed with stories aplenty. From breath-taking cup upsets, to the raw ecstasy of promotion, the agonies of failure, lifelong friendships, boardroom coups, and good old-fashioned fallings-out; the people in the heat of the action spill the beans like never before. Each chapter tells a different story; focusing on a legend apiece from the club's history and sharing their adventures throughout the beautiful game. Brian Laws also provides the foreword.

If you really want to get under the skin of a brilliant, bonkers football club at the very heart of its community; then look no further than 20 Legends: Scunthorpe United.

The author:

Max Bell is an experienced freelance journalist and broadcaster across Scunthorpe and the local area; with a particular focus on sport and its impact on the community. He has previously presented BBC Radio Humberside's 'SportsTalk' phone-in shows, and has been a regular expert summariser for their live coverage of Scunthorpe United matches since 2016. He writes a weekly column on the Iron for the Scunthorpe Telegraph, and also writes frequently for its sister edition in nearby Grimsby. He has previously written for ITV, FourFourTwo, the Guardian and a number of well-respected online football publications. Max is a lifelong Scunthorpe United fan, went to school and college in the town, and is still found every home in the Iron Bar and on the Donny Road End. 

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Vertical Editions
25 x 17 cm
Hardback
208 pages
August 2020
English
9781908847195