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Shirts, Shorts and Spurs - My 29 Years As Kit Man at The Lane

Shirts, Shorts and Spurs - My 29 Years As Kit Man at The Lane

Author
Roy Reyland
Details
Hardback, John Blake
ISBN
9781843582830
Date Published
October 20
Price:
£16.99
Synopsis
This insightful and often hilarious romp charts the dramatic ups and downs of Tottenham Hotspur, as seen through the eyes of one of its most unlikely heroes: Roy Reyland, the loyal kit man who served the club for almost thirty years.

From inside the dressing room and on the bench, Roy has witnessed the agony and the ecstasy of three decades of season at Tottenham Hotspur. He looked after Spurs' famous lilywhite shirts for an incredible 1,397 matches, home and away, including 12 dramatic cup finals. Working under 17 managers - from Keith Burkinshaw to Martin Jol - he visited Wembley more times than many of the brightest stars of the Premiership. And, of course, he worked closely with some of White Hart Lane's greatest every players - from Ardiles to Gazza to Klinsmann and Ginola.

As the club's unofficial agony aunt, Roy has seen the tears and the triumphs, the dressing-room pranks, and has a unique insight into the inner workings of the legendary Premiership side. He has seen it all, and his story is one of total devotion to the club.

About The Author
Roy Reyland is the longest serving member of backroom staff to have ever worked at Tottenham Hotspur. For 29 seasons Roy served the club he loved, working firstly as a groundsman before becoming first team kit manager to generations of Spurs legends. After eventually leaving White Hart Lane in 2005, Roy was appointed kit manager at Saracens rugby club. He lives in Hertfordshire.