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By Bob Latchford

In eleven consecutive seasons of top-flight soccer among 1972 and 1983, Bob Latchford scored extra league pursuits than the other First department participant. A British move checklist holder and icon of his period, for fanatics of Everton, Birmingham urban, Swansea urban and England Latchford was once a guy who actually ‘walked on water’.
A participant who averaged a target another online game all through his profession, within the blue of his liked Everton simply Dixie Dean and Graeme Sharp have ever bettered Latchford’s exceptional goalscoring list. His ambitions at Goodison introduced Everton to the edge of silverware and Latchford England reputation. For Birmingham his partnership with Trevor Francis and Bob Hatton earned them promoting to the 1st department and at Swansea an Indian summer season virtually introduced an not going First department title.
And but, regardless of being probably the most favourite footballers of his period, Latchford remained uneasy together with his repute and the point of interest it introduced. merely now, approximately 3 many years after he final performed specialist soccer, has Latchford determined for the 1st time to place his lifestyles tale down on paper.
In this considerate and revealing autobiography, Latchford takes us via his highly profitable occupation. He remembers a adolescence with brothers who additionally loved lengthy expert careers, his early successes with Birmingham and becoming a member of Everton because the costliest participant in British soccer. From Everton’s doomed 1974/75 problem, via his recognized thirty-goal quest and close to misses less than Gordon Lee, he helped restoration delight to Evertonians in the course of a time while residing in Liverpool’s shadow had develop into a life-style. Silverware, for thus lengthy elusive, used to be eventually earned in an exciting interlude at Swansea City.
Latchford exhibits us his occupation, but additionally the demanding situations, uncertainties and pleasure he skilled off the pitch. a guy who has constantly allowed his middle to rule his future, a distinct highway is a unprecedented factor: a deeply sincere and poignant account of a lifestyles out and in of soccer, exhibiting a human face to a hero that few may possibly ever imagine.

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