By Graham McColl
The impressive tale of ways Jock Stein introduced jointly a gaggle of neighborhood lads, enticing on their first ecu Cup crusade, and led all of them how to the pinnacle shouldn't be repeated. As they advanced, they persisted to problem on 4 fronts, giving new delight to town of Glasgow, and making a legend that resonates nonetheless, fifty years on.
A yr and a Day presents extraordinary aspect at the three hundred and sixty five days that introduced such certain good fortune. observe which Clyde participant nearly grew to become a Lisbon Lion and who he may have changed. find out how Jock Stein bought his prediction for the ultimate horribly fallacious or even what the Lions had for breakfast at the nice day. discover who lively away the fit ball – and retains it to this present day – on the finish of Celtic’s tumultuous quarter-final with Vojvodina.
The ebook contains an excruciatingly sincere interview with Jimmy Johnstone, Celtic’s maximum participant, formerly unpublished in complete. the opposite Lisbon Lions even have their say, and right here too, for the 1st time, are wide interviews with representatives of all the rivals that Celtic confronted with a view to Lisbon, delivering frank and surprising insights. Teeming with clean fabric, this booklet scrutinises each step Celtic took so as to profitable the ecu Cup. Even the avid gamers who received the nice trophy will become aware of in those pages new revelations approximately how they emerged triumphant.
It is the ultimate on their tremendous achievement.
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