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By Bob Latchford

In eleven consecutive seasons of top-flight soccer among 1972 and 1983, Bob Latchford scored extra league objectives 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 used to be a guy who really ‘walked on water’.
A participant who averaged a aim another video game all through his profession, within the blue of his liked Everton in basic terms Dixie Dean and Graeme Sharp have ever bettered Latchford’s exceptional goalscoring list. His ambitions 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 advertising to the 1st department and at Swansea an Indian summer time nearly introduced an not going First department title.
And but, regardless of being probably the most well-known footballers of his period, Latchford remained uneasy along with his status and the focal point it introduced. in simple terms 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 lifestyles tale down on paper.
In this considerate and revealing autobiography, Latchford takes us via his highly winning occupation. He recollects a adolescence 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 well-known thirty-goal quest and close to misses below Gordon Lee, he helped restoration delight to Evertonians in the course of a time whilst dwelling in Liverpool’s shadow had develop into a lifestyle. Silverware, for thus lengthy elusive, was once eventually earned in an exhilarating interlude at Swansea City.
Latchford exhibits us his occupation, but additionally the demanding situations, uncertainties and pleasure he skilled off the pitch. a guy who has continuously allowed his center to rule his future, a special highway is an extraordinary factor: a deeply sincere and poignant account of a lifestyles out and in of soccer, displaying a human face to a hero that few may perhaps ever imagine.

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