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By Bob Latchford

In eleven consecutive seasons of top-flight soccer among 1972 and 1983, Bob Latchford scored extra league targets than the other First department participant. A British move checklist holder and icon of his period, for lovers of Everton, Birmingham urban, Swansea urban and England Latchford was once a guy who really ‘walked on water’.
A participant who averaged a target any other video game all through his occupation, within the blue of his loved Everton purely Dixie Dean and Graeme Sharp have ever bettered Latchford’s extra special goalscoring list. His pursuits at Goodison introduced Everton to the threshold 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 time virtually introduced an not likely First department title.
And but, regardless of being essentially the most renowned footballers of his period, Latchford remained uneasy together with his repute and the point of interest it introduced. basically now, approximately 3 a long time after he final performed specialist soccer, has Latchford made up our minds for the 1st time to place his existence tale down on paper.
In this considerate and revealing autobiography, Latchford takes us via his highly winning occupation. He recollects a youth 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 below Gordon Lee, he helped fix delight to Evertonians in the course of a time whilst dwelling in Liverpool’s shadow had develop into a life-style. Silverware, for therefore lengthy elusive, used to be eventually earned in an exciting interlude at Swansea City.
Latchford indicates 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 unique highway is a unprecedented factor: a deeply sincere and poignant account of a existence out and in of soccer, exhibiting a human face to a hero that few may ever imagine.

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