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Lost in France: The Remarkable Life and Death of Leigh Richmond Roose, Football's First Play Boy

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Leigh Richmond Roose was a brilliant and controversial Edwardian goalkeeper - so good at his job that the FA had to change the rules of the game to keep him in check. His was the first name on the "Daily Mail's" teamsheet for their "World XI to challenge another planet at football". He was an inspirational figure for Stoke City, Sunderland and Wales (when they won their first Home Nations Championship), also playing for Aston Villa, Arsenal and Everton. Through dating music hall stars he became the first footballer to ...

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Lost in France: The Remarkable Life and Death of Leigh Richmond Roose, Football's First Play Boy 2007, Tempus Publishing Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752443386

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