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eBook The Iron Duke: Bobby Windsor – The Life and Times of a Working-Class Rugby Hero ePub

eBook The Iron Duke: Bobby Windsor – The Life and Times of a Working-Class Rugby Hero ePub

by Peter Jackson,Fran Cotton,Bobby Windsor

  • ISBN: 1845966503
  • Category: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: Peter Jackson,Fran Cotton,Bobby Windsor
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (December 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1801 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1263 kb
  • Other: mobi lit lrf docx
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 100

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The Iron Duke" is Bobby Windsor's story. The story of a rugby player from a time before professionalism. A time when the sport was played by ordinary men for little other reward than pride and passion

The Iron Duke" is Bobby Windsor's story. A time when the sport was played by ordinary men for little other reward than pride and passion. Bobby Windsor was a hooker and, in his time, considered one of the best players in the world because of his ferocious tenacity. Windsor was a true master of 'the dark arts' (front row tactics) and his story will transport you back to a time before elite athletes, computer aided game analysis, massive pay days and strategic game planning

Lions legend Bobby Windsor has enjoyed triumphs beyond the dreams of most international players but has also suffered personal tragedy

Lions legend Bobby Windsor has enjoyed triumphs beyond the dreams of most international players but has also suffered personal tragedy. His rugby career as the best hooker in the British Isles during the second golden era of Welsh rugby in the 1970s is a turbulent tale of blood and thunder on the pitch. The Iron Duke is the no-holds-barred, warts-and-all story of a working-class Welsh folk hero who rose from humble beginnings to become a permanent member of the greatest Lions team in the history of rugby union.

His rugby career as the best hooker in the British Isles during the second golden era of Welsh rugby in the 1970s is a turbulent tale of blood and thunder on the pitch. There are riotous incidents off the pitch, including unscheduled fight Lions legend Bobby Windsor has enjoyed triumphs beyond the dreams of most international players but has also suffered personal tragedy.

Bobby Windsor was born in Newport in 1948. He won 28 caps as a hooker for Wales between 1973 and 1979

Bobby Windsor was born in Newport in 1948. He won 28 caps as a hooker for Wales between 1973 and 1979. Peter Jackson, a sports journalist since he left school in 1960, retired last summer as rugby correspondent of the Daily Mail after 35 years. His books include Bread of Heaven and Lions of Wales. I bought this book because Bobby Windsor is one of my all-time Rugby heroes, a working class individual who fought his way (sometimes literally) to the very top of the Rugby tree, when many players were of more privileged stock. He was probably the best Hooker the international game has seen, and without doubt the very best that Britain has produced.

Jackson’s books have it all – funny stories, startling stats, strong views – and in the life and times of Windsor he has alighted on a heart-breaking subject

Jackson’s books have it all – funny stories, startling stats, strong views – and in the life and times of Windsor he has alighted on a heart-breaking subject. Windsor’s first wife died from cancer at 33 and when his second wife walked out, soon after Windsor learnt he had prostate cancer, he couldn’t cope. The chapter describing his state of mind in 2006, the year in which he took 100 paracetamol tablets and a bottle of water to a caravan park in Tenby in a foiled suicide bid, will bring tears to your eyes

Lions legend Bobby Windsor has enjoyed triumphs beyond the dreams of most international players but has .

Lions legend Bobby Windsor has enjoyed triumphs beyond the dreams of most international players but has also suffered personal tragedy. The Iron Duke - eBook.

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Lions legend Bobby Windsor has enjoyed triumphs beyond the dreams of most international players but has also suffered personal tragedy. His rugby career as the best hooker in the British Isles during the second golden era of Welsh rugby in the 1970s is a turbulent tale of blood and thunder on the pitch. There are riotous incidents off the pitch, including unscheduled fights with professional boxers, revelations about illegal payments during the so-called amateur era, and what Windsor did to upset the Establishment and become blackballed by one of the most famous clubs in the world. Windsor's irrepressible sense of humor comes shining through on every page, except when he gives chapter and verse on the personal crisis that drove him to plan suicide. The Iron Duke is the no-holds-barred, warts-and-all story of a working-class Welsh folk hero who rose from humble beginnings to become a permanent member of the greatest Lions team in the history of rugby union.

Comments

VariesWent VariesWent
Excellent book. Sad and funny in equal measure. Winsdor had a lot of tradegy in his life but how he coped is admirable. Well woth reading. Some wonderful stories from his playing days. One of best rugby books I've read.
Moralsa Moralsa
Good read a few inaccuracies eg Sid Going was not an all black against the 1959 lions
Uris Uris
A good read for any Welsh rugby fan especially those of us who watched him play. in the 60's era.