The book also detailed how we apparently tried to sign Michael Laudrup from Real Madrid, after we just survived relegation to the 3rd tier of english football. With McDonald and Green claiming we were serious, did they know they were trying to kid Blades fans, the most cynical of all fans!
Just like Hamilton Ricard. Not until after McDonald claimed Middlesbrough had no hope of signing him.I also remember a move to sign Paul Gascoigne from Rangers that made National News.
He ended up at Boro of course.
I seem to remember an interview with Green, who I think was already at the club when Howard Kendall arrived. We played at Ipswich in Kendall's first or second game and Nathan Blake had a poor first half. Green claimed that at half time, Howard Kendall asked him if that was all Blake could do, to which Green said "yes", so Kendall got rid of him. It certainly wasn't all Blake could do, he'd scored plenty in a struggling Prem and Div 1 side.Mike McDonald's hatchetman and Spackman's puppetmaster. He became hated after flogging all our best players in a post-Christmas panic having pushed the boat out too far
Well spotted. I'd forgotten that he'd had little choice but to sell Deane
And his first goal, with the left foot, on his debut v Sunderland, was brilliant. A great day, Deano`s return from Leeds.Vas Borbokis is my 3rd favourite ever SUFC player. A better right foot, I've never witnessed at BDTBL.
I wrote to him in Feb 1998, asking him to resign. He replied that he will never, ever, resign, and "sadly I cannot tell you some of the events that happen behind the scenes at a football club."