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'The Life and Death of Leigh Roose, Sportsman and Soldier' by Spencer Vignes


Spencer Vignes will be giving at talk on the┬áLife and Death of Leigh Roose, Sportsman and Soldier. Like many hundreds of thousands of British Men at the outbreak of war in 1914, Leigh Roose was early to enlist. He was an exceptional man; a sporting legend who transformed the role of the goalkeeper and as a result caused the rules of football to be…

Lost in France. The Remarkable Life and Death of Leigh Roose Football's First Superstar


Not that familiar or even keen on football I was nonetheless drawn into the intricacies of the game and the intimate life of the man and goalkeeper Leigh Roose. We are then thrown into the First World War, Gallipoli and the Somme. Finally we get the detective story that seeks to uncover what happened to the man during the fighting. Missing in Galli…