Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Southampton's Cult Heroes

Southampton's Cult Heroes
Item# 9781905449019

Product Description

Publisher: Know the Score

Author: Jeremy Wilson

Jeremy Wilson examines the careers of the 20 greatest Cult Heroes in the history of Southampton Football Club and discovers the essence of what makes a South Coast icon. From 60s stalwart Terry Paine, through charismatic manager Lawrie McMenemy to the man known to all Saints fans as "Le God"ŚMatthew Le Tissier, and from goal grabbers Mick Channon and Charlie Wayman to one club men like Francis Benali and Mr Southampton himself, Ted Bates, Wilson reveals why each of the 20 icons became the embodiment of the fans on the pitch through anecdotes, interviews, and revelations. Not to mention charting how Southampton turned from a backwater side into a regular top flight club. (hb)