Paint it White : Following Leeds Everywhere Paperback
by Gary Edwards
In his dedication to Leeds United, Gary Edwards has no rivals.
He has seen every Leeds game since 17 January 1968, home and away.
League, Cup and Europe. And pre-season friendlies.* Hell, he even watches the reserves in his spare time.
Following Leeds, he's been there, done that and designed the T-shirt.
Although a painter and decorator-cum-signwriter-cum-cartoonist, he's never taken a break from his life as a full-time football fan.
He's made a name for himself covering over red paint with white for free.
He's visited every country in Europe and flown all over the rest of the world to watch Leeds play.
If Leeds organised a five-a-side on the moon, he'd be on the first shuttle flight there.
Travelling the world to watch hundreds of players run around acres of grass, he's also found time to drink gallons of ale, see oceans of flesh and protect hundreds of animals.
He's saved lobsters in Barcelona, clay pigeons in Worksop, frogs in Kuala Lumpur and worms - yes, worms - in Yorkshire.
He's been shot at in Greece, run over in Denmark, frightened the king in Sweden and had a beer with an elephant in Bangkok. All this and still found the time to never miss a match or another chance to rid the world of the evil that is red in all its forms.
Behind him are almost four decades of Leeds, lunacy, laughter and white paint.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
- Publication Date: 30/09/2004
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781840188998