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The Unforgiven: The Story of Don Revie's Leeds United (Sports Classics) Paperback – 1 May 2014

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd; Updated edition (1 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781312729
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781312728
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 326,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Far more than another dewy-eyed retread of the glory years... it's great fun and immensely informative. -- Neil Jeffries, Leeds Leeds Leeds magazine, December 2002

Written with considerable style. The most important question is whether it could be read by enthusiasts who are not Leeds fans...emphatically, yes. -- Richard Whitehead, The Times, 2 November 2002

[A] well-researched and thought-provoking 'revisionist' history... Well argued and backed by telling statistics. --Harry Pearson, When Saturday Comes, December 2002

About the Author

ROB BAGCHI lasted almost as long at Sportspages bookshop as Don Revie spent at Elland Road. He works for the Guardian, for whom he writes a weekly sports column, and is author of four books.

In May 1972 PAUL ROGERSON, aged five, was a Liverpool supporter when Leeds United won the FA Cup for the one and only time. He switched allegiance just in time to see Leeds lose to Sunderland the following year. An award-winning business journalist, he is currently Editor-in-Chief of the weekly legal magazine the Law Society Gazette.


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This is a good book on the history of Leeds when they were power to behold in the late 60's and 70's. Full of details of how Don Revie got his team up and running. There are also interesting bits on the teams they played, the players attitudes and on how the Board viewed things at Leeds.
For anyone who has an interest in Leeds and wants to take a trip down memory lane, this is a book to have. There are some nice photographs also and generally I found the pace of the book to be just right.
Definitely one for any Leeds Fan to have in their collection
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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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One of the best books on football I have ever read. Detailed, informative, and most important, ... continuously interesting and entertaining. Not just for those affiliated to Leeds Utd, this is a fascinating insight into how Don Revie turned around a hitherto second rate football club into one of the most feared, hated, powerful, successful and yet flawed clubs in Europe for 10 years. As one who grew up a Liverpool fan, watching Leeds battle it out for honours relentlessly during Revie`s managership, this insightful book throws up a host of revealing reasons especially, on how it was the club failed on so many occasions to get over the winning line.
Mainly disliked by many opposing fans through sheer jealousy (though the "dirty Leeds" tag was frequently justified), Leeds were also disliked intensely by those who held the reins of power in Lancaster Gate. Hence the ludicrous amount of occasions when the F A refused to assist the club in the face of horrendous fixture congestion. The congestion arising, ironically because the club fought its way through to so many finals, domestically and in Europe. Instead of permitting a few days grace to allow the players to recharge themselves during relentless campaigns, it even got to the ridiculous situation whereby the club was required to fulfill 6 games over one 12 day period. In additon it has to be said the club was also on the end of some absolutely awful refereeing decisions during crucial games, most notably against Bayern Munich in a European cup final (tho admittedly Revie had left the club some 10 months earlier).
Fascinating also was the revelation of Revie`s almost manic and illogical superstitious nature.
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As a thirtysomething football fan I have long held a fascination with Revie's Leeds. This book is a worthwhile effort. It is informative and sheds much needed light on phenomenon that has truly been overshadowed by the Manchester Utds,Forest and Liverpools of this world. It is written by two Leeds fans and the tone of the book is a defence of the team explaining basically that the team never had a chance because of the inherent unpopularity of the team by the media and other clubs. Indeed it is hard to argue that Leeds were not hard done by by disgraceful refereeing decisions and fixture congestion.But they were dirty (Giles first broke a players leg in 1964) Leeds were undeniably done out of at least two major trophies. However, the book fails to get inside Revie and the players. There are no juicy anecdotes and far to little input from many of the main protagonists. Revie himself remains too much of a mystery and by the end of the book we are no nearer to understanding the man than we were at the beginning.
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The story behind the most efficiently ruthless team in my living memory ... hated them at the time ... but in todays game of falling over ... rolling around and penalties for looking at someone funny ... I wish they were around today!
This is a great book ... I loved it!
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This book is essential reading for any Leeds fans especially if they have only heard of the great Leeds United team of the late 60s and 70s. It is very readable and provides an insight into how Revie and his team took the club to new heights and how the rest of the country resented this. The book also deals with the fact that what was one of the best teams ever in the British Isles have never got the credit they have deserved due to jealously and resentment rather than hard facts.
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