From the publisher:
This is the story of Burnley Football Club's remarkable recovery from the brink of oblivion, made without the help of ultra-rich benefactors. It concerns the fall and rise of a small-town club, once renowned for its advanced playing style, tactical and coaching innovations and flourishing youth policy. From Orient to the Emirates tells how this former leading club was brought to its knees during the mid-80s by adverse economic circumstances and imprudent management, how it narrowly escaped relegation to the Vauxhall Conference in 1987 - and with it probable liquidation - to once again become a force at the top of English football.
The story is largely told in the words of those who took part in this incredible 30-year journey - the directors, managers, players, support staff and supporters. It is an uplifting account of success achieved very much against the odds, founded on indomitable spirit, canny planning and, above all, hard graft. As Burnley's brilliant manager, Sean Dyche, puts it: "Maximum effort is the minimum requirement."
Tim Quelch is the author of five previous books, including Underdog! 50 Years of Trials and Triumphs with Football's Also-Rans, Stumps & Runs & Rock 'n' Roll and Never Had It So Good, about Burnley FC's incredible 1959/60 Football League title triumph. Tim is a retired local government officer. He writes to raise funds for charitable causes such as the Alzheimer's Society, Parkinson's UK and Cancer Research UK.