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4.8 out of 5 stars

on 28 April 2016
Still one of the greatest stories in the history of football!! Aberdeen beat Real Madrid 2-1 in a European Final. Amazing. COYR!!!!! The author is also a fine fellow. Worth a read with some great stories.
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on 18 July 2013
I love the lines at the end about how the Gothenburg team should be celebrated. It is not about living in the past and hoping the glory days will return. It is highly unlikely they will. However, this is a great insight into the building of a team. A provincial club will never do this again as after winning the first league title most of the squad would be off elsewhere in these days. But the best bit, is finding out about the players after football. How times are different and these players could not retire to the good life at the end of their career. When ever I see Hewitts goal in Gothenburg I am immediately back in the living room in Woodburn Avenue as an 9-year old watching the match well past my bedtime. Pages of this book did the same thing as I remember matches it talked about such as the opening match of the season vs Dundee.
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on 5 June 2018
excellent condition, good value, looks a must for aberdeen fans.
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on 4 October 2014
Great read, detailed, insightful, well written. It's a book about a monumental period in the history of Aberdeen FC. So interesting, you relive the Glory of Gothenburg even if you don't follow Aberdeen FC.
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on 23 March 2013
I'm not an Aberdeen fan but watched this side regularly humble my team (Celtic) and every other team in Scotland during this particular season and a few others.

Richard Gordon has a genuine love of Aberdeen and these players, which comes across in the way he writes about this season & the seasons leading up to, & after, it.

A great read and highly recommended for anyone who is a fan of football - and this Aberdeen team had few equals.
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on 1 November 2015
Detailed accounts of the players' careers since the big night, plus some good description of the times. Elegant structure and absorbing style
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on 22 September 2017
Interesting read
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on 14 January 2013
A well written account of an incredible time, by using an individual player and a particular match as a heading for each chapter, the significance of this period to Scottish football is subtly underlined.

It is also interesting to here about what happened to these players after their spell playing for AFC.

To put it simply, Aberdeen Football Club were the best team in Europe for a time and only through these face to face interviews do you realise why. It was the instilled attitude from one of the greatest managers of all time.
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on 15 January 2013
I'm only half way through, but so far it's a very good and interesting read about the road to Gothenburg.

Richard has nicely formatted each chapter with an interview of each of the players in the squad for each game on that great European Cup Winners winning run, whilst also reflecting on his own experiences as a Don's fan at the time. The players talk about their experiences and stories surrounding the games, how they broke into the Aberdeen team, and what they have done since.

A good read for every Dandy or football fan.
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on 27 April 2013
Great book, I have it signed by Pa Broon, John Hewitt & (Off Course) Richard Gordon, Great memories, and some new stuff to tantalize and reminisce about that day in Gothenburg when Aberdeen beat Real Madrid.
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