From the publisher:
UTB- In other words- the Player Interviews is a fascinating compilation of a series of interviews taken from the matchday programme, with a random selection of the club's former players talking about their time at the Lane and their lives in the game.
Starting before the war with the legend that was Ephraim “Jock” Dodds and coming right up to players of the modern era with Chris Morgan and Robert Page, it’s a real insight into the world of being a Blades player.
If you want to find out how Carl Bradshaw felt after being left out of the FA Cup Semi Final against Sheffield Wednesday, how it felt to make your Blades debut during an air raid then you will find this book a must!
Alan Hodgkinson recommends then Oxford United manager Chris Wilder as future manager years before it happened for real, and Chris himself talks of his life and love for the Blades- he even writes the forward to set the scene.
It really becomes a true look at being a Blade over the decades as football continues to evolve and change. There are some real characters, some instantly recognisable and others whop perhaps didn’t have the career at the Club they perhaps wanted.
Sheffield born John Garrett, a lifelong Blade, has been following the Club for as long as he can remember, with generations of Blades supporters within the Garrett family tracing back to the Club to the early 1890’s.
Joining the full-time staff over 20 years ago, John has famously driven the Clubs heritage projects from conception, to where it is today. An encyclopaedia of Blades knowledge, John prides himself on enlightening people about the history of SUFC.
This book documents his time spent interviewing the great players within the Club teamed with his extensive knowledge of players from the early decades of Sheffield football.