Jimmy Adamson: The Man Who Said No to England Hardcover – 1 Aug 2013
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About the Author
Dave Thomas is the author of 11 previous books on his beloved Burnley FC which, along with his charity dinners, have raised thousands of pounds for the club. He has also written for The Times Educational Supplement, and had several short stories published about his (sometimes) hilarious time as a head teacher in a small village school near Leeds.
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A great read, especially for Burnley fans and those who lived through the period who will have the context for many of the events described.
Jimmy Adamson is not a household name, at least among those not yet of a 'certain age', and without any association with the former 'Cotton towns' of North East Lancashire, or with Sunderland AFC immediately after Bob Stokoe's glorious Roker reign, or with Leeds United of the late 70s, still in mourning at Don Revie's departure. The late Jimmy Adamson was formerly a professional footballer with Burnley FC during the immediate Post-war years - a Rolls Royce defender whose poise, power and positional acumen drew copious plaudits from his fellow players and members of the press but, alas, no international recognition - at least in terms of full representative honours - during a playing career which spanned the late forties, the fifties and early sixties. He was rightly awarded Footballer of the Year in 1962, though. This was the year in which he captained his club side in a memorable FA Cup final against Spurs, having led them to the First Division title in 1960 - a remarkable triumph given that Burnley was then the smallest town or city to produce a Football League Championship-winning side, with that team assembled at lower cost than any of the First Division champions before it. Those distinctions still apply to this day if the history of the English Premiership is added to that of the Football League's premier competition.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great to read about one of the club's all time greatest players and servants. My only criticism is the lack of first hand accounts but it must have been difficult due to Jimmy 's... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ian Bancroft
Sensitively told and as always, Dave Thomas captures the real story, worthy of a Burnley legend.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed reading this book about one of the most influential men in football. I would highly recommend this book.Published on 21 Jun. 2014 by Shaun Atkinson