Stokoe, Sunderland and 73

Stokoe, Sunderland and 73 : The Story Of the Greatest FA Cup Final Shock of All Time

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The story of the team that caused the last, great FA Cup upset...Today, it seems inconceivable that a team from the lower reaches of the Championship could beat the likes of Chelsea or Manchester United in the FA Cup Final. Yet, on 5 May 1973 that is exactly what happened? Six months earlier, Bob Stokoe took on an ailing Sunderland team, struggling at the bottom of the second division. But the long road to Wembley sees them beating Arsenal and Manchester City to reach the final, where they face Don Revie's mighty Leeds United in a game few expect them to win. Yet what lies ninety minutes ahead is the greatest FA Cup Final shock of all time. Sunderland's victory was, arguably, the last fairytale of recent footballing times. In STOKOE, SUNDERLAND AND '73, Lance Hardy talks to all the Sunderland players who turned out at Wembley that day and to the family of Bob Stokoe, to produce the definitive account of an unforgettable more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 30mm | 521.63g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752883402
  • 9780752883403
  • 669,965

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It is, without exaggeration, probably the finest football book that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. -- Dan Williams * ROKERREPORT.COM * 'If you like a fairytale, a story of an underdog or just a great football book, then make sure you pick up this brilliant account.' * IN BED WITH MARADONA.COM * Evoking the atmosphere of a vanished footballing age, this is a fascinating account of a true David and Goliath sporting encounter. * SOUTH WALES ARGUS * Through sport, quite ordinary folk can attain heroic status. Lance Hardy's entertaining book shows how it happens. * THE JOURNAL * Times have changed but this book is an engrossing reminder for all fans, not just Mackems, of the way it was. -- Simon Redfern * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * The angel is in the detail of such a loving work; you really get to know the players who beat Leeds United at Wembley. -- Patrick Barclay * TIMES * As essential piece of British football history for fans of any club. Brillaintly researched and written with an undisguised passion. -- Guy Mowbray * BBC's MATCH OF THE DAY *show more

About Lance Hardy

Lance Hardy is a writer and television producer. He has worked at numerous sporting events around the world including four World Cups, two European Championships and two Olympic Games. He collaborated with darts legend Bobby George to write Bobby Dazzler, voted Book of the Week in the Independent in early 2007. Stokoe, Sunderland and '73 was shortlisted for Best Football Book at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards. He lives in south-west more

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