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Too Good to be Forgotten: Three Wise Men from Football’s Golden Era

Ben Dobson

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From the publisher:

Too Good to Be Forgotten is a footballing story viewed through the prism of three remarkable men: Brian Clough, Bobby Robson and Lawrie McMenemy. The ten years from 1975 to 1985 was the last sustained period in which the hegemony of the major big-city football clubs in England was challenged and, at times, usurped. These were days when young fans could follow their dreams, a time when your local side might - just might - become a contender on the global stage.

The book revisits that golden ten-year span and examines the idiosyncrasies and striking similarities in these three wise men of the North East - three of the greatest-ever English football managers - and how, in the form of three unfashionable, provincial clubs, they made the ordinary become extraordinary. Not only did they deliver success on the pitch but a sense of pride in the communities of the towns and cities they put on the map. In doing so, they offered lessons in management and leadership that still resonate today.

The author:

Ben Dobson worked with athletes in sport for 32 years and has been a compulsive sports fan for almost half a century. His sports writing has appeared in The Cricketer and other sports outlets. Ben's first book, Chasing Rainbows, is a sideways look at the purgatory which is the lot of the English sports follower, based on his own life experience, asking why well-adjusted adults should let sport take over their lives.

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Pitch
22 x 15 cm
Hardback
256 pages
January 2024
English
9781801506854