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Southampton's Cult Heroes: Saints' 20 Greatest Icons
Southampton's Cult Heroes: Saints' 20 Greatest Icons
by Jeremy Wilson
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A return to form for Wilson, 14 Nov 2006
Expecting a somewhat workmanlike history of Southampton's greatest players I was pleasantly surprised to find a beautifully written, well researched tome that will appeal to the serious Southampton FC scholar and general reader alike. Like a latter day William S Burroughs, Wilson dissects the fragmented heart of Southampton's history and rearranges it in hiw own inimitable style. His panoramic sweep and penetrating insights illuminate the often dark lives of these Saints' heroes, setting a definitive standard in sporting biography.

'Southampton's Cult Heroes' however, left me with one or two minor quibbles, hence only the 4 stars. Spelling and grammar standards occasionally slip - the ditor should be shot! And there is no chapter on that most ginger of Saints, wee Gordon Strachan - but despite these minor disappointments Wilson's unputdownable epic will stay with you long after the last page is turned. A minortriumph.


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