Stokoe, Sunderland and 73

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

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Today, the romance of the FA Cup is pretty much dead. It's inconceivable that a team from the lower reaches of the Championship could beat the likes of Chelsea or Man Utd in the FA Cup Final. Yet, thirty six-years ago, that is precisely what Bob Stokoe's Sunderland achieved in overcoming the widely reviled Leeds team of Don Revie. It 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 defninitive account of possibly the greatest FA Cup Final upset of all time.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 38mm | 662.24g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 B/W Photo\Illu(s),10 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752898515
  • 9780752898513
  • 595,485

About Lance Hardy

Lance Hardy is a writer and television producer. He has worked at numerous sporting events around the world including three 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. He lives in south-west London.show more

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"Remember when football wasn't just about the big four? The editor of BBC's Final Score, Hardy relives the greatest FA Cup Final shock when Sunderland defeated Leeds by a single goal" GQ "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 THE TIMES "Hardy evokes this period exceptionally well... It's an excellent read" SALUT SUNDERLAND "Setting the match in its sporting and social context it's an enjoyable slice of nostalgia for footie fans of a certain age" CHOICE "Hardy's meticulously researched tale, supported by a host of specially commissioned interviews, brings the period into vivid relief." NORTHERN ECHO 'From trilbys to tracksuits to daft red and white plastic hats, this well researched book provides a fascinating insight into the intricacies of the event no one even knew existed.' A LOVE SUPREME "Anyone who loves football will love it. The insights it offers into how the game was run during the 60s and 70s are compelling" THE SENTINEL "a brilliant book" -- HENRY WINTER "It is a remarkable book, dense with detail, rich in anecdote and full of little-known or untold tales alongside the standard facts of the story." SUNDERLAND ECHO "I very much warmed to a familiar story, given added depth by amusing material, genuine feeling and honest appraisal." -- Ed Upright When Saturday Comesshow more

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