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Players Remember

Submitted: 06/08/12
Description: United legends here at the Don Revie Gala Dinner talking about their time at Leeds and looking back at that special period in the history of Leeds United. From left to right: Eddie Gray (Forward 1965-1983 and Manager 1982-1985 and 2003-2004), Johnny Giles (Midfield 1963-1975), Allan Clarke (Forward 1969-1978 and Manager 1980-1982), Mick Bates (Midfield 1964-1976) and Jack Charlton (Center Half 1952-1973).

The Don Revie Tribute was set up by Birmingham City fan Jim Cadman. Jim Cadman is passionate about the game of football and has experience in setting up Tributes for past Legends of the game including Tom Finney the Preston North End Forward. It was the eventual sculptor of the Don Revie statue Graham Ibbeson who originally contacted Jim looking for help with the funding of the statue after the sculptor had been approached. The statue would cost around 90k. Jim decided the best way to get the funds and the best way to honour Don would be to set up a Tribute Fund and ask the supporters of Leeds United to contribute. A number of functions, dinners and auctions including a theatrical tribute and magazine were set up by Jim Cadman which were focused around the players from the Don Revie era who gladly gave up their time to help the cause. It was called the Don Revie Tribute and the supporters of Leeds United raised the cash. The Don Revie Statue was unveiled on the 5th May, 2012.

Thanks To: Rowley for this great pic.
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