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A Dream Come True: A Rugby League Life Hardcover – 31 Oct 2003
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Autobiography of rugby league player and coach Doug Laughton. Played for St Helens, Wigan, Widnes & Great Britain. Coached Widnes & Leeds.
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Upon reading this book you get a reminder of just how much of a character Doug was and how influential he was in guiding Widnes to the "Cup Kings" mantle of the late 70's and 80's.
Doug Laughton was the only player / coach ever to win both the Man of Steel AND Coach of the Year in the same year (1979) - something I didn't know prior to reading this book.
There is only one conclusion to draw after reading this book - Doug Laughton should be knighted.
Arise Sir Douglas. This man is a legend.
You get an insight into how Rugby League was played un the 60s & 70s and how he coached both Widnes & Leeds to greater glory.
And the truth about the Bobbie Goulding affair is in there as well.
The Goulding incident is in fact discussed too. This book is a great read for anyone with an interest in Rugby League and some of Doug's humour is laugh out loud stuff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read this cracking book during my flight to Australia and it was riveting. A fantastic read by a true rugby league legend.A former fisher and more school boy and a true chemic. Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2006 by Alan Davies
This could have been a great book. Laughton has so much to tell - what a great career with the great rugby clubs. But so little is revealed here. Read morePublished on 15 May 2004 by Leigh fan