Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
More Than Argentina: The Authorised Biography of Ally Macleod

More Than Argentina: The Authorised Biography of Ally Macleod (Hardback)

To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


Generally remembered only as the manager of Scotland's national football team during the ill-fated trip to the 1978 World Cup, Ally MacLeod was a colourful character who in fact gave far more to the Scottish game. From Third Lanark to St Mirren, Blackburn Rovers, Hibernian and Ayr United,, Ally was a successful player and campaigner in the abolition of footballers' minimum wage. His managerial career with Ayr United, Aberdeen, Airdrie, Motherwell and Queen of the South is also assessed with contributions from his family, supporters and former players. Which of the Old Firm clubs approached him shortly after he was appointed manager of Scotland? What drove him to the brink of resignation prior to setting off for Argentina? Did he really underestimate Peru and why did he not travel to watch them play? How did one of Scottish football's oldest trophies come to be discarded within the MacLeod household? And why didn't he select Andy Gray for Argentina and not play Derek Johnstone? If you think all there was to the man was Peru and Iran, think again and read the truth about Ally MacLeod.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationFootball or Soccer incl Association football Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 05/06/2014 ISBN-13: 9781909626317  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Ronnie McDevitt is the author of We'll Support You Evermore, based on his experiences of following Scotland overseas, and Except For Viewers in Scotland, on football broadcasting. Ronnie joined 'Ally's Tartan Army' in the 1970s, has attended over 100 away internationals and has not missed a Scotland match at Hampden since 1977.

More books by Ronnie McDevitt

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

From a Field to Anfield: A...
Nick Tanner; Steve Cotton
Ronaldo: Real Madrid
Tom Oldfield; Matt Oldfield
Latest Blog
Blog - J R Wallis on Monsters as Metaphors

J R Wallis questions the conventional view of monsters as metaphors for the worries we have about the state of the world around us.

#FoylesFive: Creative Women

Meg from the Web Team tells us why she loves to learn about creative, dynamic women.

Blog - What are the Books Teachers Never Tire of Teaching?

The Secret Teacher talks about the books that keep on giving year after year.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd