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This book has got to have one of the most beautiful and charming opening chapters of any sports book around. On the plains of Kenya during VSO work, Houghton recalls how while watching animals and people sauntering past him in the heat he listened to his invaluable short wave radio to the BBC World Service. How his heart jumped when they annonced that due to bad weather most of the countries fixtures had been cancelled so they were off over to a freezing and wind-swept Millmoor for the afternoon's action.
The story then moves from the fifties to the nineties and Rotherham's triumph in the Autowindscreen Shield victory over Shrewsbury Town at Wembley.
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