Cover artwork of Notts County striker Les Bradd's book Far Post, edited by Terry Bowles
Les Bradd Autobiography
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Far Post: A Striker's Tale Of Scoring Goals And Breaking Records 


Les Bradd wrote himself into football history in January 1977 when he scored the first of two goals at Millwall. It helped earn the world’s oldest league club three points and took Bradd’s tally to a club record 115 – a total unlikely ever to be beaten.

He finished his Notts County career on 136 League and Cup goals. Fifty years on from arriving at Meadow Lane for £1,000 he talks candidly about relationships with former manager Jimmy Sirrel, captain Don Masson and fellow striker Tony Hateley - all key men in County’s rise during the Seventies. An age long before nutritionists and analysts or even pre-match warm-ups...

The Blond Bomber, as his Notts County team-mates nicknamed him, was idolised by the fans. And still is. During spells with Stockport County and Wigan Athletic he won more accolades as he was voted Player of the Year at both clubs. In 2015 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nottingham Sports Awards.