Fanatical!: Ever Present Since 1968: An Incredible Journey

Fanatical!: Ever Present Since 1968: An Incredible Journey

by Gary Edwards


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This is the story of soccer's number one superfan. Since January, 1968, Gary Edwards hasn't missed a single competitive Leeds United match anywhere in the world. Enjoy this whistle-stop global tour to every club Gary has visited ever since Derby County all those years ago—by sea, by air, and by Doombuggy, Gary's customized hearse!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909626379
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gary Edwards is the author of Leeds United: The Second Coat, No Glossing Over It: How Football Cheated Leeds United, and Paint It White. Gary also runs a painting and decorating firm. Andy Starmore is the author of We Are Leeds, and is an experienced journalist and accomplished photographer.

Table of Contents

Prologue 8

Introduction 9

Acknowledgements Andy Starmore 16

Foreword 17

Welcome To Leeds United 19

Red Is Banned! 32

Blackpool Beach 56

Disturbing Deckchairs 70

A Year Never To Forget 80

More European Adventures 92

Battles In Scotland 101

Working On Site 109

Trouble At Home And Abroad 123

The Wild Hearses 129

Romanian Border Run 133

What Trouble At West Brom? 145

Chester Or Whitby? 150

Policing Our Own 158

We're From Longtown 163

Members Only 170

Paying Tribute To The Don 180

An Eventful End At Bournemouth 190

A Question Of Love Or Fear? 195

Champions Again 200

Unsuspecting Lions And Giraffes 204

The Best Christmas Ever 218

Galatasaray 236

Many Memorable Trips 245

No Really Mate, Who Was He? 254

Father Cadfan 262

Hereford? Cheltenham? Yeovil? 273

Pain In The Rain At Histon 284

Old Trafford In The FA Cup 290

Marching On Together 299

A Note Of Genius 309

Epilogue 319

Bibliography 320

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