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by James Morgan


James Morgan has written a superb book on the Dundee and Spurs legend Alan Gilzean.

James Morgan has written a superb book on the Dundee and Spurs legend Alan Gilzean. Not only is it a real page-turner, but it is one of the best books ever written with a football agenda and as a life-long Spurs fan in my 60s I've read a fair few. As much a cracking good read as a biography on Gillie, I felt like reading it in one sitting; impossible to put down.

After fans on Tottenham Hotspur online forums claim that Alan Gilzean, the former Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee, and Scotland striker, is living as a down-and-out, James Morgan, a lifelong Spurs fan and sports journalist sets out on a journey to uncover the truth behind the legend of his late father s soccer hero.

Gilzean's greatness shines like a beacon, but where is the rest of his story? Morgan soon discovers that a sprinkling of. .Then in February 2009 came something of a breakthrough

Dundee FC has named lounges after former players who are not fit to lace Gilzean's boots. Then in February 2009 came something of a breakthrough. Alan Pattullo, a journalist with The Scotsman, wrote a piece about Gilzean’s semi-hermitic lifestyle on the eve of the Carling Cup final involving his old club Tottenham and Manchester United.

NOMINATED FOR BEST FOOTBALL BOOK OF 2010 IN THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS True greatness . Alan Gilzean was a truly great footballer

NOMINATED FOR BEST FOOTBALL BOOK OF 2010 IN THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS True greatness does not feel the need to proclaim itself from the rooftops. Alan Gilzean was a truly great footballer. Every observer of his talent confirms this as an indisputable fact: from the legendary Jimmy Greaves, who regards him as the best striker he ever played with, to Don Revie, the former Leeds United and England manager, who described the former Tottenham striker as the best touch player in Europe, and Spurs fans whose spine-tingling refrain, Gilzean, Gilzean, Born is the King of White Hart Lane, continues to echo down the generations.

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The Lost Legacy of a Dundee and Spurs Legend. Morgan's portrait of the original King of White Hart Lane restores him to his rightful place in football folklore and stands as the only faithful testimony to the life of a bona fide British football legend.

An absolutely enchanting book. He is a sports journalist with The Herald, in Glasgow. Patrick Barclay, The Times. James Morgan grew up on stories of the great Spurs double-winning team of the 1960s and has been a Tottenham Hotspur supporter since waking one Christmas morning to discover a hair shirt of an Admiral kit waiting for him on the living-room settee. He is still waiting for Spurs to repeat the feats that his late father, Jim, was so enamoured by. Morgan writes with such unaffected honesty.

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After fans on Tottenham Hotspur online forums claim that Alan Gilzean, the former Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee, and Scotland striker, is living as a down-and-out, James Morgan, a lifelong Spurs fan and sports journalist sets out on a journey to uncover the truth behind the legend of his late father’s soccer hero. Morgan’s portrait of the original King of White Hart Lane restores him to his rightful place in soccer folklore and stands as the only faithful testimony to the life of a bona fide British soccer legend.

In Search of Alan Gilzean: Lost Legacy of a Dundee and Spurs Legend epub download

ISBN13: 978-0956497116

ISBN: 095649711X

Author: James Morgan

Category: Sports and Outdoors

Subcategory: Biographies

Language: English

Publisher: BackPage Press; 2nd ed. edition (October 17, 2011)

Pages: 410 pages

ePUB size: 1347 kb

FB2 size: 1688 kb

Rating: 4.1

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skriper
Thank you James Morgan.

My guess is you could write a hundred similar books on Tottenham Hotspur legends alone, and it would be time well spent. We need books like this for the younger generation of fans to be able to tap into our heroes of years gone by.

Alan Gilzean is a legend I had scant knowledge of. I'm embarrassed that I know so little of so many players from the history of our great football club. This book filled that gap, for one player at least,superbly.

Gilzean is an enigma in many ways and as such a shy, retiring public figure little is known outside of the highlights of his Spurs career, by today's Spurs fan base.. with the exception of those who were lucky enough to watch him grace White Hart Lane in person.

Inside James Morgan's book is chronicled Gilzean's career starting with his amateur playing days, through his career with Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur and the twilight of his playing days in South Africa. At that point the book becomes Morgan's hunt to track down the reclusive Gilzean and his efforts to find the truth of the man as well as hoping to get his blessing and personal input for what amounts to practically a biography.

Morgan is lucky enough to interview several Tottenham greats along the way, and introduces a host of characters from the colorful life that Gilzean has led.

This book is thoroughly enjoyable in every way, especially for a Tottenham fan such as myself who never had the pleasure of watching the generation of players that Gilzean belongs to. For those fans from that era, this will be a walk down memory lane, for those like me of a younger generation this is a fascinating book of discovery, I hope it will be the first of many.

Again, thank you James Morgan.
skriper
Thank you James Morgan.

My guess is you could write a hundred similar books on Tottenham Hotspur legends alone, and it would be time well spent. We need books like this for the younger generation of fans to be able to tap into our heroes of years gone by.

Alan Gilzean is a legend I had scant knowledge of. I'm embarrassed that I know so little of so many players from the history of our great football club. This book filled that gap, for one player at least,superbly.

Gilzean is an enigma in many ways and as such a shy, retiring public figure little is known outside of the highlights of his Spurs career, by today's Spurs fan base.. with the exception of those who were lucky enough to watch him grace White Hart Lane in person.

Inside James Morgan's book is chronicled Gilzean's career starting with his amateur playing days, through his career with Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur and the twilight of his playing days in South Africa. At that point the book becomes Morgan's hunt to track down the reclusive Gilzean and his efforts to find the truth of the man as well as hoping to get his blessing and personal input for what amounts to practically a biography.

Morgan is lucky enough to interview several Tottenham greats along the way, and introduces a host of characters from the colorful life that Gilzean has led.

This book is thoroughly enjoyable in every way, especially for a Tottenham fan such as myself who never had the pleasure of watching the generation of players that Gilzean belongs to. For those fans from that era, this will be a walk down memory lane, for those like me of a younger generation this is a fascinating book of discovery, I hope it will be the first of many.

Again, thank you James Morgan.
Qusicam
Playing football at Dundee,Alan Gilzean would score goals like he was giving out candy,including 4 against Rangers in one game and 9 in Dundees European Cup run...Just as prolific after his move to Spurs,he played a part in putting quite a bit of silverware in their trophy cabinet...Then after retiring,just disappears...Morgan moves around England and Scotland like a detective trying to track him down....Very good read for anybody who remembers football before the over commercialization set in.
Qusicam
Playing football at Dundee,Alan Gilzean would score goals like he was giving out candy,including 4 against Rangers in one game and 9 in Dundees European Cup run...Just as prolific after his move to Spurs,he played a part in putting quite a bit of silverware in their trophy cabinet...Then after retiring,just disappears...Morgan moves around England and Scotland like a detective trying to track him down....Very good read for anybody who remembers football before the over commercialization set in.
the monster
A great player who deserved this respectful tribute. He seems like a player you would enjoy a pint with. How many of today's stars could you say that about ??
the monster
A great player who deserved this respectful tribute. He seems like a player you would enjoy a pint with. How many of today's stars could you say that about ??
Doomwarden
I felt part of this book, in a very small way. In1967 I came from the outside to work near White Hart Lane and then stood regularly behind the goal with the Spurs supporters for 45minutes to watch Gilzean and Greaves in concert.
The second part was played in front of the away supporters who probably enjoyed what they saw throught gritted teeth. Wonderful.
Doomwarden
I felt part of this book, in a very small way. In1967 I came from the outside to work near White Hart Lane and then stood regularly behind the goal with the Spurs supporters for 45minutes to watch Gilzean and Greaves in concert.
The second part was played in front of the away supporters who probably enjoyed what they saw throught gritted teeth. Wonderful.
Zaryagan
I found this book tended to be long winded at times and drawn out with a bit of repetition occaisionly
Zaryagan
I found this book tended to be long winded at times and drawn out with a bit of repetition occaisionly