When Football was Football: Leeds United: A Nostalgic look at a Century of the Club

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Founded after a financial scandal, within a year United’s new owner, Hilton Crowther, was proposing the revolutionary move of amalgamating Leeds and Huddersfield Town. Thankfully, that union never happened. But Leeds United was not an immediate success story. In fact, when they finished fifth in the 1929-30 season it marked the club’s highest status until the arrival of Don Revie as manager. But if silverware was not filling the boardroom the club could boast some legendary names. In the Thirties, Wilf Copping ...

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Overview

Founded after a financial scandal, within a year United’s new owner, Hilton Crowther, was proposing the revolutionary move of amalgamating Leeds and Huddersfield Town. Thankfully, that union never happened. But Leeds United was not an immediate success story. In fact, when they finished fifth in the 1929-30 season it marked the club’s highest status until the arrival of Don Revie as manager. But if silverware was not filling the boardroom the club could boast some legendary names. In the Thirties, Wilf Copping was acknowledged as the hardest man in English football. He was a hero at Elland Road before his move to Arsenal helped the Gunners become champions. United could also boast famous managers like Major Frank Buckley and Raich Carter. This book takes you on the roller-coaster ride of Leeds United.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857331694
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing PLC
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Leeds United David Walker began reporting on Leeds United in 1973. He covered Leeds for The Sun from 1982-85 and then became the Daily Mail's man in Yorkshire. Leeds revival under Howard Wilkinson coincided with David's promotion to the Daily Mail's chief football news reporter. He joined the Mail on Sunday as deputy sports editor, still covering Leeds affairs, in 1997. In 2000 he became an executive director of Leeds United. He is now the Sunday Mirror's sports editor.

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