Bob Lord of Burnley

Subtitle:
The Biography of Football's Most Controversial Chairman
By:
Dave Thomas and Mike Smith
Price:
£19.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785315077
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
384

Description

The biography of controversial Burnley chairman Bob Lord, the self-made butcher who ruled the club from 1955 to 1981. A blunt, opinionated leader, football's own 'Khrushchev' upset many with his views; but he had the idea of running a club on businesslike lines, and oversaw a production line of top players then sold on to sustain his vision. 

About the author

Dave Thomas and Mike Smith are dedicated Burnley season ticket holders and authors specialising in their club. Dave has previously written books about Harry Potts, Jimmy Adamson, Jimmy McIlroy, Willie Irvine, Paul Fletcher and BFC groundsman Roy Oldfield, all of whom played key parts in the Bob Lord story. Mike has written the story of Burnley's 1914 FA Cup win and a biography of BFC's Edwardian skipper Tommy Boyle.