Took this book on holiday and read it in a few days. It made me laugh out loud in some parts and other parts were very moving. Would recommend to anyone into rugby league not just Leeds or Wakefield fans.
If this had been made into a film in the 1970s/80s, Colin welland and david putnam would have some more Oscars to the collection. David hinchliffe has managed to put together a tale that has more layers than an onion....the true story was not that final kick......Don Fox is not the loser....but the type of character Kirk Douglas would have turned around in the glory of defeat....they walked on water would have been a great follow up to this sporting life....super stuff...though very sad.
thank you very much for this book it was absolutely brilliant reading i never realized what drama unfolded amazing gripping final with a bit of controversy and farsical playing conditions due to freak weatther
This is a great read for rugby league fans, the book captures the essence of what is probably the most famous game of rugby league ever, in my view Eddie Waring's 'the poor lad' is up there with Wolstenholme's 'they think it's all over' commentary. It gets 4 stars instead of 5 for the book's failure to get Bernard Watson's comments on the final try as he was the one who missed the ball from the restart following Leeds' try.