Leeds United treasure trove will boost Revie statue appeal

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Fascinating items from Leeds United’s past are going up for auction as fundraising continues for a statue tribute to legendary Whites manager Don Revie.

Lots at a forthcoming United memorabilia sale include a sock tag worn by Leeds great Paul Madeley in the 1972 FA Cup final and scouting reports carried out by Revie’s right-hand man Les Cocker.

The auction will be held at the club’s Elland Road ground on Thursday, March 29.

Proceeds will go towards the push to raise the remaining money needed to cover the cost of the £90,000 Revie statue.

Organisers are keen to hear from people interested in donating items for sale. For more information, ring appeal head Jim Cadman on 01562 887323.

Revie’s 8ft-tall bronze will be unveiled next to Elland Road’s Centenary Pavilion on Saturday, May 5.

The ceremony will be preceded by a screening in the pavilion of United’s 1972 cup final win.

Several Revie-era players will attend a post-unveiling VIP lunch at Elland Road.

A limited number of tickets are available for the lunch, priced £85. Contact Mr Cadman for details.

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