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Mud, Sweat and Shears: Tales from the Turf - Life as a Football league Groundsman by [Thomas, Dave]

Mud, Sweat and Shears: Tales from the Turf - Life as a Football league Groundsman Kindle Edition

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"The great and the good of the game would pop into his office for a cuppa from time to time, and the best of groundsman Roy Oldfield's memories are gathered here." --Backpass

"Thanks to anecdotes involving the likes of Denis Law, Bill Shankly, Kevin Keegan, this is more of a behind the scenes look at the workings of a football club and the people involved during its darkest and most difficult days than simply the confessions of a man with a mower." --TheSportsman.com

"Dave Thomas is to be commended." --When Saturday Comes

"Clever. Tumultuous. A look at a defining time in the club's history, through the eyes of one of the unsung, unheralded heroes. This is a romp through his trials and tribulations and his engagement with the varied cast of characters who passed through the doors at Turf Moor." --Blackpool Gazette Book of the Week

"Many unique tales. Excellent look at the tribulations of a groundsman's lot." --The League Magazine

"A rich narrative. As much a social history of the club as it is a groundsman's memoir." --Burnley FC London Supporters Club

"Like the modern Desso surface that integrates 20 million synthetic blades of grass into a living pitch, Dave weaves a multitude of other sources in and around Roy's story to create a rich narrative that is as much a focused social history of the club as it is an employee's memoir. Anger, fondness, a sense of belonging, and the satisfaction of a job done well." --Phil Walley

About the Author

Roy Oldfield wrote his story with former headmaster Dave Thomas, who has been writing books on Burnley Football Club, 15 in total, since 2003; two of them being the acclaimed biographies of Harry Potts and Jimmy Adamson. In his time as a headteacher he was a regular writer for the Times Educational Supplement and wrote short stories for the Dalesman magazine.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10997 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pitch Publishing (15 Jun. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071K59X1F
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #601,414 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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