By Graham McColl
The notable tale of the way Jock Stein introduced jointly a gaggle of neighborhood lads, enticing on their first eu Cup crusade, and led all of them find out how to the head shouldn't be repeated. As they stepped forward, they endured to problem on 4 fronts, giving new satisfaction to town of Glasgow, and making a legend that resonates nonetheless, fifty years on.
A 12 months and a Day presents remarkable element at the 365 days that introduced such distinctive luck. detect which Clyde participant nearly turned a Lisbon Lion and who he might have changed. find out how Jock Stein bought his prediction for the ultimate horribly unsuitable or even what the Lions had for breakfast at the nice day. discover who lively away the fit ball – and retains it to this present day – 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publication comprises an excruciatingly sincere interview with Jimmy Johnstone, Celtic’s maximum participant, formerly unpublished in complete.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 rivals that Celtic confronted for you to Lisbon, supplying frank and stunning insights. Teeming with clean fabric, this publication scrutinises each step Celtic took with a purpose to successful the ecu Cup. Even the avid gamers who received the nice trophy will realize in those pages new revelations approximately how they emerged triumphant.
It is the ultimate on their great achievement.
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