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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Chapter Four: Even Further North

Signing for Sheffield United

DURING THE 1995-1996 season my great friend Adrian Heath (the ex-Everton midfielder) was appointed assistant manager at Sheffield United under Howard Kendall. One Sunday lunchtime, just as that season was coming to an end, I found myself sitting in the back of a Mercedes with Adrian, in the car park of the country pub a bunch of us used to meet up at, signing a contract.

Back in the days of Sunday opening hours, when pubs were only open from midday until about 2.30pm, they used to get completely packed. We couldn’t even find a table, let alone hear ourselves speak, so we ended up sitting in the car while we went over the contract details. That’s when I discovered that Stoke ...

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