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Great Scot: The James Scotland Symon Story by [Leggat, David]
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About the Author

David Leggat is a retired journalist. He started his career in 1966 with the Glasgow Evening Times and has worked for the Birmingham Evening Mail, the Daily Express in Fleet Street, the Sunday People, the Sunday Mail, Scotland on Sunday, the Scottish Daily Express and the Scottish Sunday Express. A fan of football, jazz and Winston Churchill, David would like a voice like Sinatra, a left foot like Slim Jim Baxter and Churchill's powers of oratory, if it's not too much to ask. David Leggat lives in Glasgow.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 795 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Black & White Publishing (10 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009SMA90W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #250,353 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Excellent story of Rangers most underrated manager.Growing up in the sixties was very much different to today where, every football story today is put under the microscope back then very little detail reached the public about what actually went on behind the scenes.This book puts that right and shows Scot Symon for what he was,a man who built and managed some of Rangers greatest ever teams and taking them to two European finals along the way before being cruelly sacked.A great read for any Rangers fan of any age but if you were around in the sixties this will bring the memories flooding back.
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Bought as a Xmas present for my wee brother and he really enjoyed the book, a great man in his eyes.
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A great read, puts right some of the wrongs done against a club legend. Give it a read, you won't be disappointed
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Bought this book knowing nothing about the author but interested in Scot Symon - without doubt a great man. Having grown up with football through the fifties and sixties he was part of my childhood despite not being a Rangers fan.

I am now almost finished it and feel that it is basically a half-decent fan's view of Rangers in the 60s but it gives absolutely no depth or insight into the man himself. No family members interviewed, no documents quoted. Nothing. Interviews with a few players and an old reporter.

The really sinister thing about the book though is that the author really brings out incredible spite against a few people - George Mince Maclean for one but above all, Jock Stein.

I find it very difficult to read when phrases like "a fly man", "poisonous" are regularly appearing and so far nothing to back this up. Really comes over as paranoid.

I have since Googled the author - I'll leave you to make your own mind up on him - but this is not a book I will be keeping.
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I am an avid reader of football biographies. I picked up Mr Leggat's book in a Salvation Army shop in Edinburgh. I confess I have never heard of Mr Symond but I persevered and read the entire book. Unfortunately I found the book to be too solemn and uninvolving to say that I enjoyed it. I'm not sure if the problem was the author's plodding writing style or the narrow interest subject matter. In any case I found it to be a book to be endured rather than enjoyed.
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quick delivery excellent book
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I really enjoyed this book.
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For years Scot Symon's record as manager of The Rangers has been obscured by two events Berwick and Nuremburg.David Leggat's book tells the full story of Mr.Symon's tenure in the Ibrox managers chair.From the rebuilding job he had to undertake after Mr.Struth to his disgraceful sacking and the manner it in which it was carried out by the club.
It is a fantastic book which will be of interest to all with an interest in Rangers history.
David Leggat has done us all a favour with the book.
Thanks.
Rangers Then,Rangers Now,Rangers Forever
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