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Derek Dougan was no ordinary footballer and the story of his life is a fascinating study of the evolution of his sport over several decades. A flamboyant centre-forward who scored more than 200 goals, he demanded a transfer on the eve of an FA Cup final, was involved in a fatal car crash and fell out with various clubs. Even his Wembley winner's medal with Wolves was earned against a backdrop of resentment and battles. As players' union chief and club administrator, he was involved in some of professional football's most significant developments of the past 40 years. In Sunshine or In Shadow reveals the darkness and light of Derek Dougan, and the drive and demons that kept him fighting to the very end.

Key features
- Derek Dougan asked respected sports author David Tossell to work with him on a new autobiography, but died before they could begin work on the book
- In Sunshine or In Shadow is the result of the year after Dougan's death Tossell spent retracing the steps of his life
- The book travels from Dougan's roots in Belfast through his playing career to the battles he waged as a football executive and campaigning chairman of the PFA
- With unprecedented access to family members, the book includes more than 70 new interviews with Dougan's team-mates, family, friends - and enemies
- The result is the definitive account of one of football's most contradictory and iconic figures

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