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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Author: James Morgan
Category: Sports and Outdoors
Publisher: BackPage Press; 2nd ed. edition (October 17, 2011)
Pages: 410 pages
ePUB size: 1347 kb
FB2 size: 1688 kb
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