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on 7 October 2014
In my mind the book should have been called "More than Ayr United" as my footballing passion was born when Ally was Mr Ayr United. What I didnt know was that it was his 3rd spell in Ayr. In fact great parts of this book alerted me to a story of Scottish football outside of the old firm and not just Ally McLeod. That story however was a side story to the incredible career of Ally both at club and national level. You can always tell a model professional, and more importantly, human being, when no matter where they went or what they did they left friends and admirers and Ally did that. This is a great read and a tale no just of a professional life in football but also that of a true gentleman.
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on 14 August 2014
A genuine wonderful warm and heartfelt biography of a genuine wonderful and warm man. The author captures the essence of Ally and gives us a well written and fair story of Mr Ayr United. Always generous with his time I particularly remember the launch of the Ayr fanzine 4-1 when we invited the club to attend or launch party at Northfield bowling club. Two hours before an important match ally himself turned up, helped himself to a pie and regaled the audience with his stories. He always turned up to supporters events and was the glue that connected the club to the town and it's supporters. Oh yes, we criticised him but we never stopped loving him. I cried at least twice reading this book; mainly in laughter but more poignantly at the touching nature of the tribute the people of Ayr paid to his funeral cortège. He truly was special. He enriched my enjoyment of football, my love of Ayr united and Ronnie and Andrew have done him proud. Ally, it was a pleasure to have meet you so many times. A good man. A kind man. An honest man.
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on 16 July 2014
A fantastic book to read, really enjoyed it. Research was obviously detailed. This book demonstrates there was much more to Ally MacLeod than the unhappy events of Argentina 1978. The book will raise the profile of Ally to where it should rightly be amongst the great managers not just of players and football clubs but of people. Thisbook shows that Ally was held in great esteem by fans and players of the teams that he managed. I could thoroughly recommend this book.
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on 21 September 2014
The a is an excellent insight to the career and character of an exceptional family man who gave his all to his sport both as a player and his various managerial roles. No matter what team you support this moving account of one of the biggest personalities the Scottish game has ever seen is a must!
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on 28 May 2015
Shows there was a lot more to Ally than just 78 fantastic stories from some of footballs greatest A must read
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on 28 July 2014
One of my heroes and now I know so much more about Ally!

A labour of love this book!
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on 22 November 2014
Found this an excellent book, as the Title says there was more to Ally Macleod than Argentina
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on 23 December 2014
Excellent detailed book about an interesting football character.
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on 17 February 2015
A good read for any fans of Ally's teams
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on 24 June 2014
The title sums it up.There was so much more to Ally than 1978. He was inspirational and a legend in Ayr and beyond.
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