Brian and Peter: A Right Pair. 21 Years With Clough and Taylor
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When Peter Taylor joined Burton Albion in1962, it changed Maurice Edwards’s life for ever. When Peter introduced Maurice to his great friend Brian Clough an association was formed that was to last for 20+ years. This is the story of that relationship.
The achievements of the Clough-Taylor partnership are well known. But the stories that Maurice Edwards has to tell, of life behind the scenes at each of the clubs they worked for, have remained untold until now.
As referee, scout and trusted friend, Maurice was privy to many of Taylor and Clough’s dealings with clubs, managers and individual players, and is uniquely placed to reveal the details of what made their relationship so special, and so successful.
Here are the stories of how the major signings of Clough and Taylor’s careers were made, from Trevor Francis, the first £1 million player, to Peter Shilton, a goalkeeper Taylor had admired for years.
This absorbing personal memoir of a life in football sheds new light on the years that Peter and Brian spent working together and is sure to appeal to fans of all clubs.
About the Author
Maurice Edwards was born in Burton upon Trent in February 1927, and from the age of 11 his time when not at school was spent helping his mother in his parents’ pub before joining the navy before the end of WWII.
After the war Maurice’s involvement in football took a remarkable turn. After his burgeoning football career was halted by injury, he became a local referee and formed a friendship with Peter Taylor,
So began a remarkable relationship within the game, with Maurice following the pair to all their various clubs in the role of Chief Scout. Now in his 80s, Maurice continues to work alongside some of football’s great personalities
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