Never Had It So Good: Burnley's Incredible 1959/60 League Title Triumph

Never Had It So Good: Burnley's Incredible 1959/60 League Title Triumph

by Tim Quelch
     
 

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Burnley's league title victory of 1960 remains one of the most remarkable feats in the history of English soccer, the club the smallest ever to win its premier title. Despite spending far less than other champions and drawing more modest crowds, Burnley beat the likes of Manchester United, Spurs, and Wolves by playing exciting, fluid, continental-style soccer…  See more details below

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Burnley's league title victory of 1960 remains one of the most remarkable feats in the history of English soccer, the club the smallest ever to win its premier title. Despite spending far less than other champions and drawing more modest crowds, Burnley beat the likes of Manchester United, Spurs, and Wolves by playing exciting, fluid, continental-style soccer that won many admirers. "I wanted to applaud their artistry," Jimmy Greaves commented. "In an era when quite a few teams believed in the big boot, they were a league of gentlemen." Former player Brian Miller described how grounded the team were at the time: "Several of us worked at Bank Hall pit all day and then played First Division football. Spurs' players didn't do that." Never Had It So Good reveals how Burnley's amazing title triumph was achieved—and how very different life was for a soccer player in those bygone days.

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ISBN-13:
9781848186002
Publisher:
Pitch Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Tim Quelch has penned a number of books on Burnley FC. He is also the author of Underdog!, on supporting soccer's also-rans, and cricket books Bent Arms and Dodgy Wickets and Stumps & Runs & Rock 'n' Roll. A retired local government officer, Tim's books raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

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