Ted MacDougall was prolific at York City, Bournemouth, Norwich City and Southampton, having learned his trade as an impressionable youngster under Bill Shankly at Liverpool. MacDou-Goal! traces the Scottish international striker's rise from his roots in Inverness, through his playing and coaching career, to the present day.


Famously Ted set an FA Cup record with nine goals in one game against Margate in 1971, and answered critics in style as the First Division's top scorer in 1975/76. The book is packed with recollections from the man himself, including exploits with the likes of Alan Ball, George Best, Mick Channon, Bobby Moore and Peter Osgood.


Co-author Neil Vacher is club secretary at AFC Bournemouth, and a lifelong Cherries fan. His boyhood hero was 'ace marksman' Ted MacDougall and this book is the fulfilment of a lifetime's ambition.


In MacDou-Goal! you will discover:

  • What happened the time Ted was asked to take over in goal;
  • How he broke a 42-year-old goalscoring record at Bournemouth;
  • His personal misery when caught in the cross-fire at Old Trafford;
  • What caused a dressing room punch-up at West Ham;
  • How much of Ted's success was down to the guiding influence of John Bond;
  • The remark made to a local reporter which effectively ended his international career;
  • How Ted proved all his doubters wrong by becoming the First Division's leading goalscorer;
  • The inside story of his 'telepathic' striking partnership with Phil Boyer at four different clubs;
  • The day when Ted called 'time' on his First Division career;
  • The part he played in trying to secure the future of AFC Bournemouth;
  • How Ted's latest role is helping to revolutionise the administration of grassroots football.


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