The Odd Man Out

Subtitle:
The Fascinating Story of Ron Saunders’ Reign at Aston Villa
By:
Graham Denton
Price:
£18.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785312830
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
320

Description

A detailed account of Ron Saunders's Aston Villa reign, The Odd Man Out tells how, against a backdrop of boardroom and player disharmony, he guided them to a first league title in 71 years (and thus far their last), only to sensationally quit the following season and join arch rivals Birmingham City with Villa on the brink of European Cup glory.

About the author

As well as moonlighting as a successful children's poet and anthologist, Graham Denton is an author whose writing on football has appeared in various publications from his primary school's annual booklet to The Guardian. He first saw Aston Villa play in April 1973, in the old Football League Division Two. Less than a decade later they were champions of Europe. The story of what happened in between he has waited over 35 years to tell.