Cocker Hoop: The Biography of Les Cocker, Key Man for Ramsey and Revie
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Already with enemies within the Football Association, the Football League, the game itself and of course the media, he needs to win over a lot of people, and quickly. The great Leeds United side of the late sixties and seventies and the England World Cup winning team of 1966 are remembered for the men that managed them, Don Revie and Sir Alf Ramsey respectively.
A Cocker played for Manvers Main in the 1942 Montagu Cup final who had been on the books at Arsenal.His novels include One Northern Soul , No More Heroes , Dirty Leeds , After Extra Time (Dirty Leeds Uncut) , Disrepute - Revie's England and The Gigante .
There is also a telling story offering another view to the alternative as Cocker as just a tough trainer. It worked, as they won 1-0, but in the final the magic powers apparently evaporated in 85 degree heat and Arcadia lost 3-0. July 1974, Don Revie leaves Leeds United to take over the England job from the sacked Sir Alf Ramsey. Following a generous Foreword from ex-Leeds United player John Giles (as he signs himself in the book, rather than the Johnny familiar in his playing days) about his time working at the Elland Road club with Les Cocker, there follows an Introduction from Endeacott. In later life he lived at Newport, Shropshire until the time of his death in February 2017, aged 77.Family sentiment later persuaded a late posthumous medal award to be made in June 2009 some thirty years after his death and some 43 years after the actual event and this was collected by his family. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).