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Gareth Platt

When A Giant Stirred. Sheffield Wednesday 1976-1993

When A Giant Stirred. Sheffield Wednesday 1976-1993

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First Published : Dec 2021.   ISBN: 978-17809-16125

"When A Giant Stirred explores Sheffield Wednesday’s golden era from 1976 to 1993, featuring interviews with the players who made it possible. The heroes of this amazing period take us inside the dressing room and share the secrets of their success.

From the arrival of Jack Charlton to the star-studded days of David Hirst, Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed the greatest period of their modern history. An era that turned the club into a powerhouse of English football. This book brings you the inside story of that amazing era.

Featuring interviews with the players themselves, we look in detail at those glory years, beginning at the foot of the third division and ending in the epic Wembley finals of 1993.

Along the way, we’ll take a detailed look at:
• The Boxing Day Massacre
• The arrival of Mick Lyons
• The march to promotion under Howard Wilkinson
• The genius of Ron Atkinson and his Wembley wonders The book is a must-read for any Wednesday fan, a reminder of the time when the Steel City had a team that was the envy of the land."

About the Author

Gareth Platt is a journalist and copy editor who has worked for The Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, The Independent, VICE and BBC Magazines.

He writes about politics, business and sport and has interviewed leading public figures such as Nigel Farage, Alex Salmond and Michael Heseltine. This is his first book.

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