Eric and Dave

Eric and Dave

A Lifetime of Football and Friendship

Spencer Vignes

$9.99

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Meet Eric Gill and Dave Hollins, once feted as two of the finest goalkeepers in Britain. Between them they have more stories to tell spanning the past ten decades than there are holes in a football net. Their unique friendship started as a rivalry, two men wrestling over the same goalkeeper jersey at Brighton & Hove Albion in the 1950s. Seventy years later they remain the best of pals, having lived long, eventful lives bookended by the horrors of World War Two and the Covid-19 pandemic. Journey back to when footballers earned £20 a week and goalkeepers wore string gloves, as Eric and Dave recall how they dodged Hitler's bombs before pitting their wits against some of sport's most iconic names: a list that includes Stanley Matthews, Pelé and George Best not to mention their shared nemesis, Brian Clough. Touching, inspiring and searingly honest, Eric and Dave is a salutary reminder that youth is not a time of life but a state of mind.


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Spencer Vignes:
Spencer Vignes is an award-winning freelance writer and broadcaster who lives in Cardiff, Wales. He has contributed to more than 100 newspapers, magazines and media agencies across the world and is the author of seven books including Lost In France:The Remarkable Life And Death Of Leigh Roose, Football's First Superstar. Follow him on Twitter @SpencerVignes or visit www.spencervignes.co.uk for more information. Spencer Vignes is an award-winning freelance writer and broadcaster who lives in Cardiff, Wales. He has contributed to more than 100 newspapers, magazines and media agencies across the world and is the author of seven books including Lost In France: The Remarkable Life And Death Of Leigh Roose, Football's First Superstar. Follow him on Twitter @SpencerVignes or visit www.spencervignes.co.uk for more information.

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