We interviewed friend of the show, Tim Rolls, about his forthcoming book on ‘Docherty’s Diamonds’ – “Diamonds, Dynamos & Devils” on the Chelsea FanCast.
Tim discussed his reasons for writing the book and explained his passion and fascination for the young team forged by Tommy Docherty in the mid-1960’s, a team which won the League Cup in 1965 and included Chelsea players such as Peter Bonetti, Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris, Peter Osgood, Bobby Tambling, Barry Bridges and Terry Venables.
As well as recalling some of the great players, Tim discussed the famous victories and the numbing defeats; Stamford Bridge – the crowds, the atmosphere, the new West Stand, The Shed and the controversies, the rows and the fall-outs – Blackpool, Roma, Bermuda and many more.
Tim also revealed the details of his recent interview with Tommy Docherty and his love for Chelsea, still going strong even in his 90’s,
Judging by this interview, Tim’s book promises to be a cracking read and will be more than worth its place in a long line of superb supporter written books published by Mark Worrall and Gate 17 Publishing (who also features in the interview).
The book will be published this October (2017), but Tim has launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to publish the book in hardback with pictures from the era. This edition will cost £25 in the UK; £30 in the EU and £45 ROTW and in order for it to be published, Tim needs 200 pledges.
Please pledge your order by visiting the crowdfunding site here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timrolls/diamonds-dynamos-and-devils
For more information on the book visit Tim’s wordpress site here: https://diamondsdynamosanddevils.wordpress.com/
Follow Tim on twitter @docsdiamonds