SNIFFER The Life and Times of Allan Clarke by David Saffer (Tempus Publishing Ltd)
Feature by Kevin Markey
Updated Saturday, 30th August 2003
Allan Clarke was renowned throughout Europe as one of the most clinical finishers around.He made his debut for Walsall aged sixteen and honed his skills at Fulham, before British record transfers took him firstly to Leicester City and then to Leeds United.
‘Sniffer’ Clarke was the final piece of Don Revie’s legendary side and his partnership with Mick Jones was one of the finest ever in the game.
An England international, and legend at Leeds, he won the Championship, FA Cup and Fairs Cup. His winning goal in the 1972 Centenary FA Cup final is the most cherished goal by supporters.
As a manager Allan led teams in all four divisions of the Football League, experiencing both promotion and relegation, and masterminding numerous giant killing acts.
This fascinating biography recalls one of English football’s greatest strikers and will enthral football fans.