Friday, May 11, 2007


One of the unexpected pleasures of writing Sully has been the chance to shake the hands of some real rugby legends. Last night the mighty Arthur Bunting was in. Arthur coached Hull during their late 1970s resurgence and beyond, managing the still unmatched rugby league feat of a perfect season in 1978-79 and remains the most successful coach the club has ever had. Arthur's had a torrid time of it of late, having suffered a major heart attack earlier this year, so it was amazing to see him there for that and so many other reasons. I thanked him for providing me with so many memories. Arthur looked me in the eye and thanked me for doing the same for him. WOW.

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