Derby County, Champions at Last. A Diary of the Rams' Triumphant 1971-72 Season
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Derby County: Champions at Last is a story of a triumphant season as Derby County were crowned champions of England for the first time. It chronicles how the momentous season unfolded, match by match and week by week.
It was the Rams' seventy-second in League football, forty-five of which had been played in the top flight and Brian Clough's tiny squad of first team players had to finish above Revie's Leeds and Shankley's Liverpool to finish top.
David Moore's book chronicles how the momentous season unfolded, match by match, week by week, starting with the successful pre-season tour of Germany and Holland right up to the famous encounter with Liverpool at the beginning of May.
This was followed seven days later by the nail-biting climax when Leeds and Liverpool failed to secure the points needed to deny Derby the title they richly deserved.
Clough and Taylor also found time to mastermind victory in the Texaco Cup, but a promising run in the FA Cup came to a dramatic end in a 5th Round second replay against double holders Arsenal at Leicester City's Filbert Street in March.
About the Author
David Moore has been a Derby County supporter since the day his father took him to the Baseball Ground to celebrate his seventh birthday on Easter Monday in 1950. Derby beat West Brom 3-1 and he was hooked for life.
David, who hails from the village of Hanbury, was educated at Burton Grammar School before embarking on a career as a master brewer with Bass.
He has contributed a regular column to the Rams' matchday programme since 1996 and has also co-authored a book on the history of Burton upon Trent pubs.
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