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DON'S DISCIPLES

The Don in question in this picture is, of course, Don Revie the Leeds United manager who was in charge during the club’s most successful period. He arrived at Leeds as player-manager and immediately began changes at the, then, second division including completely changing the team kit from blue and yellow to all white. Under Revie Leeds developed an aggressively defensive and intimidating style of play, which truly showed in the 1970 FA Cup Final and replay against Chelsea. It was a style that would receive a lot of criticism particularly from Brian Clough who labelled them cheats. Clough’s comments didn’t exactly endear him to the Leeds players and came back to bite him when he briefly tried to manage the club in 1974. However it was a style that brought success as, under Revie, Leeds won 2 League titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup and 2 Inter Cities Fairs Cups. Following Leeds shock defeat to Sunderland in the 1973 FA Cup final it was suggested that the team was aging and should be re-built. Revie disagreed, kept the same squad a decision that was justified when it won the league in 1974. It proved to be a parting gift as Revie resigned in 1974.

Prints available in sizes 1000 x 700mm and 594 x 420mm.
All prints come numbered and signed by the artist, Bernard Kelly.
Prints produced by Fine Art printer William Chitham.

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1. Paul Reaney
2. Gary Sprake
3. Terry Cooper
4. Billy Bremner
5. Jack Charlton
6. Norman Hunter
7. Peter Lorimer
8. Alan Clarke
9. Mick Jones
10. Johnny Giles
11. Eddie Gray
12. Paul Madeley