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We Can Boogie

Steve Clarke’s Scotland Football Revival

by Scott Burns

£14.99

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ISBN: 9781913759186
Published: 06 Jun 2024
Format: Paperback
Extent: 256
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Arena Sport
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About the Book

Twenty-two long years, 264 torturous months, more than, 1,100 despairing weeks. The Tartan Army’s foot soldiers were waiting for a leader of substance and in Steve Clarke they finally found their general.

On his appointment in 2019 the former Chelsea stalwart faced the challenge of succeeding where a long line of predecessors could not. A string of household names all found tournament football out of reach - but under Clarke no summit feels to beyond Scotland’s grasp. With the experience of Euro 2020 under his belt and time spent moulding a squad capable of going toe to toe with the world’s finest, Euro 2024 represents another major milestone.

We Can Boogie goes behind the scenes of Scotland’s remarkable rise and explores the extraordinary story of the man who has led the revival and of the team he has shaped. It is a story told through the eyes of those who know him best. Former teammates and coaching colleagues lend their voices alongside an all-star cast of past and present Hampden favourites in a tale of triumph and hope.


The Author

Scott Burns

Scott Burns is a national sports writer with Reach plc and has been a reporter with the Scottish Daily Express and Daily Star for more than two decades. He has gone from a fan on the terrace to living the dream of being paid to watch Scottish football. The unquestionable highlight was finally getting to cover Scotland at a major tournament, Euro 2020. Scott has also been a fully paid-up and long-suffering member of the Scotland Supporters Club for the last 29 years. He has written a number of books on the game, including the acclaimed It’s Not All About the Old Firm.

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