From the Publisher
Byker Books exists to promote the fictive talents of the `unknowns' around Great Britain but we also feel there a numerous real life stories worth telling as well. With this in mind we are proud to debut our first full length tome, the enigmatically named `I'm Rivelino - A life of Two Halves' by Andy Rivers. Keep an eye on our website for more titles - they'll all be worth reading.
From the Back Cover
`When you consider them in a football sense you think of 'little Rotherham playing Newcastle? Oh the romance of the cup.' Well all I could see was fifteen stone, pie eating nutters covered in tattoos and no matter how much aftershave they'd slapped on there'd be no f**king romance going on there I can tell you...!'
Thanks to a family member taking him to his first match in the early seventies whilst he was at a young and impressionable age Andy Rivers discovered Newcastle United. Given the stress and despair this has caused him over the last thirty years it's fair to assume that this action would be considered child abuse today. His story, peppered with terrace wit and rough charm, will be identified with by supporters everywhere.