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Paul Speaks

Paul Speaks

Submitted: 06/08/12 (Edited 06/08/12)
Description: Paul Reaney here United's former Right-Back of the great Revie era (1962-1978) talks about his time at Elland Road when The Don was in charge. Also pictured at the table is from the right of Paul to right: Peter Lorimer (Winger 1962-1979 and 1984-1985), Mick Jones Forward (1967-1975) and Norman Hunter (Defender 1962-1976). Created by Barnsley born sculptor Graham Ibbeson the statue is a result of the Don Revie Tribute and is situated opposite the new development at the East Stand side of the Elland Road Stadium.

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: Jim.O for this great pic.
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