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I know that many football fans have their own favourites and vivid memories of indelible deeds by their heroes. But there are some players who transcend tribal loyalty and create their own special pieces of history. Davie Cooper was one such talismanic figure for me and I am delighted to offer Amazon readers the chance to read my new biography of the great man. This book has turned into a bit of a labour of love for me, but I have been indebted to such football luminaries as Sir Alex Ferguson, Craig Brown, Gordon Smith, Bobby Russell, Tom Boyd, Andy Roxburgh and Billy Davies for sharing their memories of "Coop" with me.I have also received much-appreciated help from a wide number of supporters, many of whose stories are carried in these pages. Davie was a quiet man, somebody who struggled to regard himself as a superstar - and there are many poignant stories of his down-to-earth nature - but he was a sublime football talent and I hope that I have done him justice in these 84,000 words. I would also like to hear what YOU, the readers make of it, because this book could not have been written without the contributions and assistance of scores of people, who marvelled at Davie's powers.
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Hello, I've been working as a journalist since the late 1980s and was involved in the launch of "Scotland on Sunday", which was one of the most enjoyable periods of my career. I attended a wide number of global sporting events including the 1991 and 1995 Rugby World Cups - the latter was particularly memorable - the 1997 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa and the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, which were a wonderful experience.
I began writing books in 2005 with my account of Freuchie's triumphal march to Lord's in 1985 - "Dad's Army" gained a string of good reviews, but didn't exactly trouble the best-sellers list. I then ghosted Alan Rough's autobiography - which was good fun - and wrote a biography of Walter Smith, which is now in its third edition, and still selling well. The newest volumn runs to over 110,000 words and takes the story all the way through to Smith exiting Rangers with another SPL title in his bag.
It is available on Amazon at a very competitive price!
I have also written a forthcoming book, "Southern Comfort", which is a history of Borders rugby as told by the likes of John Rutherford, Colin Deans, Roy Laidlaw, Jim Renwick, Chris Paterson, Jim Telfer and many others, with a foreword by the legendary Australian winger, David Campese.
It will be published in September and will also be available on Amazon.
I will keep readers updated on news about the launch.
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