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Chelsea Cult Heroes: Stamford Bridge's Greatest Icons

Leo Moynihan

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From the publisher:

Chelsea Cult Heroes is devoted to those players who, over the years, have won a special place in the hearts of the Stamford Bridge faithful - not necessarily the greatest footballers, but a unique brotherhood of mavericks and stalwarts, local lads and exotic imports. The cast list alone is enough to stir up the memories and tug at the heartstrings of any Blues fan - Zola, Cooke and Dixon, Greaves, Harris and Bentley - recalling how these charismatic personalities used to ignite passion on the terraces. Find out which Blues icon used to entertain crowds by dangling opposing forwards head down in the mud.

Whose favourite meal was recorded as "razor blades and iron filings", and who honed his football skills juggling a tennis ball for money as he travelled across Europe! Discover and delight in the magical qualities of these 20 mere mortals elevated to cult status down the Fulham Road.

The author:

Freelance football writer Leo Moynihan's first book, Gordon Strachan: The Biography, earned him a nomination as best new writer at the 2004 British Sports Book of the Year awards. He has since collaborated with David Beckham on the autobiographical Making It Real, and is also the author of The Liverpool Miscellany and The Pocket Book of Liverpool.


Pitch Publishing
21 x 14 cm
256 pages
October 2012