The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

IT’S not of­ten I’ve been in the same com­pany as An­drea Pirlo, Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic and Sir Alex Fer­gu­son.

But my book ‘Jour­ney­man’ topped the Ama­zon charts above those very stars of football not long ago.

Sales have gone re­ally well, sur­pass­ing the pub­lisher’s ex­pec­ta­tions. I’ve had some great feed­back – es­pe­cially about the dress­ing room an­tics at Crawley!

I wanted to tell peo­ple what it’s like be­ing a lower league player: The re­al­ity of it and what peo­ple think are def­i­nitely two dif­fer­ent things.

We talk about the in­se­cu­rity of man­agers, but it’s the same for play­ers – one-year con­tracts, 200 miles from home on £700-a-week. That’s not me moan­ing, I loved it and I had some great times.

Hope­fully the book will find its way into a few Christ­mas stock­ings and I’ll rise up in those charts again.

I imag­ine Pirlo and Ibrahi­movic, pic­tured be­low, were also look­ing at them on the week that Jour­ney­man was at No.1 and won­der­ing: ‘Who’s this geezer?’

NO MATCH: An­drea Pirlo

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