Mud, Sweat and Shears

Subtitle:
Tales from the Turf - Life as a Football league Groundsman
By:
Dave Thomas
Price:
£9.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785312946
Format:
Paperback
Size:
198 x 129
Pages:
320

Description

Mud, Sweat and Sheers is the story of how a miner became one of football's leading groundsmen. It tells how he met some of the greatest names in the 1970s and 1980s. A unique football book through a groundsman's eyes, it tells the story of what typically went on behind the scenes before football became the multi-million-pound industry it is today.

About the author

Roy Oldfield wrote his story with former headmaster Dave Thomas, who has been writing books on Burnley Football Club, 15 in total, since 2003; two of them being the acclaimed biographies of Harry Potts and Jimmy Adamson. In his time as a headteacher he was a regular writer for the Times Educational Supplement and wrote short stories for the Dalesman magazine.