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Inhaltsangabe: Edwards - One-Nil! is the no frills and honest account of his life by Keith Edwards, a man who made deliveries for a cheese factory in his native north east before earning a professional contract with top division Sheffield United in the 1970s. A prolific goal scorer, Edwards earned plaudits (and Golden Boot awards) for his tremendous ability to find the net which made him a fans favourite in two spells with the Blades, another two at Hull City as well as at Leeds United, Aberdeen, Huddersfield and Plymouth Argyle. His story reflects the humour - and sometimes bitterness - of the realities of the game behind the scenes in the 1970s and 80s before the explosion of media coverage and influx of money changed the landscape and character of English football for ever. Keith Edwards scored goals for fun and made headlines on the pitch but this book also reveals much more about his background and why it influenced him, his personal life including some hard hitting comments about some of the characters he has met, and his subsequent journey through divorce whilst finding his feet again after retirement. Now a regular summariser for BBC Radio Sheffield he has told his story in his own inimitable way, pulling no punches but lacing his opinion with self deprecating humour and a nod to the way that both football and his life have changed.
About the Author: Keith Edwards was born in Stockton, one of four brothers with a long suffering mother and a sports loving father who was unstinting in his advice and support of his youngest child. His protege initially looked to have missed out as he began work as a van lad but Sheffield United, then in the top flight, spotted his pace and raw ability and gave a chance to a player who went on to become a hero with both the Blades and Hull City. He was an instinctive goalscorer and one who delivered continually throughout his subsequent career, specialising in darting into space and finishing with a coolness that marked him out as special. He still lives and works in Sheffield and is heard regularly on BBC Radio Sheffield for whom he summarises on his old team.
Buchbeschreibung Vertical Editions, 2014. Buchzustand: Very Good. 2014. 239 pages. Signed by the author. Pictorial dj over black cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Inscription and signature from author on fep. Pages remain clear throughout. Includes pictorial plates. Minimal wear to boards and spine. Binding remains firm. Minimal marking to dj. Bookseller sticker to front. Clipped. Artikel-Nr. 1483524487CJD