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Red Card Roy: SEX, BOOZE AND EARLY BATHS - THE LIFE OF BRITAIN'S WILDEST-EVER FOOTBALLER (Paperback)
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Red Card Roy: SEX, BOOZE AND EARLY BATHS - THE LIFE OF BRITAIN'S WILDEST-EVER FOOTBALLER (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 20/08/2018
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Red Card Roy is the jaw-dropping story of terrace cult hero Roy McDonough - Britain's wildest footballer who was sent off a record 22 times in a career of more than 650 games, 100 goals, thousands of beers and, allegedly, 400 women. From his first sending off, aged 15, and the time he tried to strangle the referee in a school's cup final, Red Card Roy is a rollercoaster ride of football, violence, sex and booze. Featuring a who's who cast from football in the 70s, 80s and 90s - from his unlikely friendship with the late, great Bobby Moore to his run-ins with current Premier League managers David Moyes, Martin O'Neill and Tony Pulis (who he kung-fu kicked to the floor after five minutes of an FA Cup tie). But beyond the elbows and the early baths, the booze, the birds and the brawls, there is a poignant human story - the ultra-competitive dad, the uncontrollable temper and the uncanny ability to make the wrong decision at the wrong time, all of which cost him the chance to play football at the highest level and sent Roy down a path of self-destruction...albeit one along which he had the time of his life!

Publisher: Vision Sports Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781909534339
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 316 x 135 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Coarse and vulgar-great read”

Life in the lower divisions in English football. No doubting that the book is a bit coarse and vulgar, but is a great read. Mr McDonough’s autobiography makes other footballer’s autobiographies look tame, tedious and... More

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“Big Man – Big Book”

Superb football book – warts and all. This was written about when footballers were normal humans, earning a few quid more than the ordinary bloke who supported them on the terraces.
You won't put it down.
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“Honest to the core, one of the best I have read”

Quite probably the most honest football biography you can read.
Never saw McDonough play, but he gives a frank account, very frank account, of life in the lower leagues, including the drinking culture that was clearly... More

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