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Gary Edwards
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12 Sep 2011

Between 1964 and 1992, Leeds United won 11 fabulous trophies, but the team were runners-up just as often. They missed out on many more titles and cups, not least club football's greatest prize, the European Cup, in 1975.

In No Glossing Over It, lifelong Leeds United fan Gary Edwards reveals why the club has dramatically lost out on victory in many of these competitions and how it has been the victim of a pattern of serial abuse by the footballing authorities - most recently seen in the unprecedented 15-point sanction meted out at the start of the 2007-08 season.

Featuring the views of former Leeds players and managers, as well as top-flight referees and die-hard fans, No Glossing Over It examines the injustices that have befallen Leeds United and sheds new light on the shocking events that have long rankled with the club's supporters.



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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (12 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845967828
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845967826
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 307,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An entertaining look at how events have conspired against the Whites down the years" (Yorkshire Post)

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The myriad misfortunes of Leeds United Football Club are entertainingly revisited by writer and diehard fan Gary Edwards, with anecdotes and commentary from various Leeds greats


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for my brother inlaw for Christmas ! 2 Jan 2013
By Denny
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He rates it 6 star as a life-long Leeds fan and best book he's ever read about his club. He's now passing it around the family but I'll give it a miss being a life-long Man-Utd fan ..... A must (I am told) for the dedicated Leeds fan.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
By ARH
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The history of Leeds United is an illustrious one and under the Revie regime Leeds United had their most successful period in their history, however they could and should have won so much more. This book shows the history of Leeds United and how they were on several occasions robbed. Edwards in depth look into the European cup final in Paris, to other wrong doings such as the West Brom offside goal and other incidents. After spending a lot of time reading into the history of Leeds United I was aware of all the moments however it is very good at introducing the history for the new era of Leeds fans. Edwards has sources that for the first time really brought the stories to life. Many non Leeds fans may look at this book and think, its just sour grapes and I have to admit before reading it might have been a bit bitter but I was proven very wrong. The book makes references from the Risdale era and up to the 2010-11 season. Edwards does it again with a fantastic book, Leeds fan will live to love the book although it is a book that makes you angry at the injustice are club has suffered. However if you want the facts from the heat of Leeds United get this book and find out more about our history, it will create many emotions but the main one is that its a great thing to a be a Leeds fan!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a close look at how leeds were hard done by 8 April 2013
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fantastic yet scandalous, this book should be given to the police cold case unit, the unbeliveable
injustices done to Leeds is shocking, and blatant, an engrossing read ,with comments from all
corners of the footballing world is excellent
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Glossing Over It, Leeds United. 10 Feb 2013
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No Glossing Over It How Football Cheated Leeds United is a fascinating book, very detailed and accurate, it provides a history of Leeds United's mishaps and misfortunes throughout the sixties and beyond up to the 2000's.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Football really did cheat Leeds United 8 Aug 2012
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Anyone who knows anything about football in the 1960s/70s will enjoy this book, even if it is only to re-affirm their hatred for 'Dirty Leeds'. As the book points out Leeds United were without doubt the finest team in Europe during their pomp between 64 and 74. The number of trophies they actually won is undeniably less than they should have. What this book helps to explain is how many poor refereeing decisions, dubious decisions from referees who had been bribed and the Football Leagues hatred for Leeds and Don Revie, undeniably cheated Leeds out of many more trophies. There is no glossing over it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth Uncovered 5 Mar 2012
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This book is perfect. it exposes all the injustices dealt to leeds united over the past century, the ridiculous 15 point deduction which leeds overturned in style however, no-one gave leeds any credit, and it tells the tale of the tactical genius and masterclass manager Don Revie and leeds' cruel fall from grace around 2002/2003. this is an absaloute must read for all leeds utd fans, and all fair football fans.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 6 Nov 2011
By Brett
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Having read Gary's previous books, this took a different line as it was all about LUFC. I couldn't put it down and thought his research was as thorough as anything I have ever read. A must for all football fans, and not just fans of Leeds United.
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Gary Edwards presents a very engaging and informative account of how Leeds have suffered at the hands of various parties. Indisputable facts that recount the immense travesty that Leeds United, it's fans and the city have had to endure. Good read with great anecdotes from those closest to the club. You're only here to watch the Leeds!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nice item many thanks
Published 20 days ago by MR A MADDER
5.0 out of 5 stars No Glossing Over It
A great read for all Leeds United fans. I was very fortunate to witness the Revie years,it was a privilege.
Published 6 months ago by Peter Forshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Leeds United and Proud
A good read just shows how much everyone hates leeds united from the past up to the present day. There are some stories that you think how did the football league and UEFA get away... Read more
Published 6 months ago by james scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Gary does it again
Once again Gary Edwards provides a great read. This book is different from his previous tales of supporting his beloved Leeds United and gives an insight to the injustice of... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Brian Harding
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read
Leeds United have been cheated so many times and this book tells the story of what happened. An excellent buy for any Leeds fan.
Published 8 months ago by H. Haigh
5.0 out of 5 stars As a Leeds United season ticket holder I would recommend any Leeds fan...
If you are a Leeds United fan then you should definitely read this. It is so informative regarding the disservice done to Leeds United club, manager Don Revie and the fans.
Published 9 months ago by Maureen West
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Reading
This is about the thirtieth Leeds Utd book in my collection of biographies, autobiographies and other books such as this. Read more
Published 9 months ago by WOODY
3.0 out of 5 stars Leeds, Leeds, Not Leeds
I'm not a Leeds fan, so I was looking forward to learning more about the club's perceived injustices from an unbiased standpoint. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. S. A. Sumner
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