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Summer of 63: Revie's Plan for Leeds United

Gary Edwards

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From the publisher:

Summer of 63 takes an enthralling, in-depth look at one of the greatest transformations in football, as Don Revie moulded a Leeds United side teetering on the brink of relegation to Division Three into one of the most feared teams in Europe. Revie had arrived at Leeds in November 1958, on the back of an illustrious playing career with Leicester City, Hull City, Manchester City and Sunderland. In March 1961, he was appointed player-manager at Leeds before quickly taking over the reins as full-time gaffer.

He fashioned a team of experience and untested teenagers that quickly developed into a force to be reckoned with. Summer of 63 uncovers the truth behind the 'Dirty Leeds' tag that has prevailed for almost 60 years. Gleaned from the private collections of photos, telegrams and scrapbooks of players, and the testimonies of Leeds and opposition fans, Gary Edwards presents an amazing account of one man's vision to turn a failing side into the club's greatest-ever team.

The author:

This is Gary Edwards' seventh book. He is a columnist for the Leeds United official matchday programme, and over the past 20 years has written countless articles for magazines and newspapers, as well as providing TV and radio interviews. His first two books were combined to produce a nationwide sell-out stage show documenting his life, featuring actors from TV and film. He lives with his wife Lesley and their dog Blue

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Pitch Publishing
22 x 14 cm
Hardback
288 pages
Includes colour photo section
October 2022
English
9781801501835