Following the success of his first book, Derby
County: The Clough Years, Michael Cockayne revisits
the Baseball Ground of the mid-seventies and the management
era of Dave Mackay. With the use of extended match
reports for every competitive match the club played,
action photographs and interviews from the star players,
this new history retraces the 1974-75 First Division
season in remarkable detail.
Set against the backdrop of managerial changes, big
name transfers and shock results, every twist and
turn of the campaign is captured on a month by month
basis. As fans celebrate the 30th anniversary of their
team’s triumph, Michael Cockayne’s book
is the perfect way to remember Derby’s momentous
rise from mid-table mediocrity to eventual title glory.
For football fans across the country it will rekindle
memories of players past and of the glamour of the
beautiful game in the 1970s.
About the Author
MICHAEL COCKAYNE was born in Belper
in 1958 and first watched Derby County nine years
later. As a teenager, although his own sporting achievements
were primarily in athletics, he witnessed the majority
of games played at the Baseball Ground between 1968
and 1976. Now a resident of South Manchester, his
first book, Derby County: The Clough Years,
was published in 2003.
donation from the sale of each copy of this book will
be made to the Kidneys for Life charity organisation.