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An essential primer for all 'new wave' Leeds fans.,
This review is from: The Unforgiven: The Story of Don Revie's Leeds United (Hardcover)
Although the book owes a debt of acknowledgement to the fabulous Leeds United-The Glory Years video and makes two errors (find out for yourselves...oh, o.k then, the blessed Don Revie died on May 26th 1989, not March), the book is a wonderful mouthwatering read, written with just enough reverence to satsify even the most boneheaded Leeds fans but at the same time acknowledging that some of the Elland Road 'black arts' need addressing.
A book of this sort has been overdue for some time and those of us fortunate to grow up with the team in the 1960's and 1970's will remember that the Leeds United team of the time were a thing of beauty, a fact which has now been belatedly acknowledged (at least Elsie Revie can be comforted by that fact).
I think that now the authors should sit down and address themselves to what went wrong in the immediate post Don Revie period, through to 1983 or so.
For those of you who need further evidence, get a copy of the Glory Years video, a worthy companion to The Unforgiven.
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2009 02:25:45 BDT
The Hoothi says:
I can't argue with a thing Francis Barry-Walsh has to say about 'The Unforgiven'. It's not only a rare, long-overdue and amazingly even-handed reassessment of Don Revie's remarkable achievements, it's also a stunning piece of sports writing per se.
However, Mr Barry-Walsh's review was posted over six years ago, and since then the book has not only been extended, updated and improved, but, more specifically, the typo he refers to has been corrected. The book now states that Don Revie died on May 26th.
Otherwise, everything else in this review is spot on.
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