By Graham McColl
The outstanding tale of the way Jock Stein introduced jointly a bunch of neighborhood lads, enticing on their first eu Cup crusade, and led all of them easy methods to the pinnacle will not be repeated. As they stepped forward, they persisted to problem on 4 fronts, giving new delight to town of Glasgow, and making a legend that resonates nonetheless, fifty years on.
A yr and a Day offers unheard of element at the 365 days that introduced such specified good fortune. become aware of which Clyde participant nearly grew to become a Lisbon Lion and who he could have changed. find out how Jock Stein acquired his prediction for the ultimate horribly incorrect or even what the Lions had for breakfast at the nice day. discover who lively away the fit ball – and retains it to at the present time – on the finish of Celtic’s tumultuous quarter-final with Vojvodina.
The publication comprises an excruciatingly sincere interview with Jimmy Johnstone, Celtic’s maximum participant, formerly unpublished in complete. the opposite Lisbon Lions even have their say, and right here too, for the 1st time, are large interviews with representatives of all the competitors that Celtic confronted with the intention to Lisbon, delivering frank and surprising insights. Teeming with clean fabric, this booklet scrutinises each step Celtic took so that it will successful the eu Cup. Even the gamers who received the nice trophy will realize in those pages new revelations approximately how they emerged triumphant.
It is the final word on their exceptional achievement.
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