Legend? - Bernie Slaven; Dave Allan;Bernard Joseph Slaven Charity Fund, 2005, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, frayed slightly at the top corners. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Long before the Riverside Revolution, Bernie Slaven was God to a generation of Boro supporters. As a prolific striker, he was a goal-greedy, burger-eating teetotaller, who couldn’t seem to get his head around the offside rule. Boro fans loved him. Reborn as a media pundit, he is the outspoken, irreverent, backside-showing Voice of the Boro — and he still hasn’t grasped the offside rule. Most Boro fans love him. More than a dozen strikers played up front alongside Slaven during his seven-and-a-half year spell with Boro. In the 12 years since his departure, 20 or more have tried, with differing success, to fill the void he left as Boro’s goalscorer supreme. None have succeeded. Most haven’t even come close. And it’s doubtful that anyone will again approach his tally of 147 goals for Boro. Here, in his page-turning autobiography, Slaven recounts tales of his life in football, first as a player and, more recently, on the radio. Forget your modern-day Boro superstars. It takes far more to be a local hero. Legend? It’s for you to decide…”
Foreword or introduction by Tony Mowbray. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 307 pages.