VGC.Sidgwick & Jackson,2004.First edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2).Grey hardback(silver lettering to the spine,water/stain mark on the edge of the back cover) with Dj(a couple creases and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with colour,b/w photos.Nice and clean pages with a couple marks and creases on the edges of the pages,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book,small nick on the edge of the pages.The book is in VGC except for the stain mark on the edge of the back cover.312pp including index.Price clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Small in stature, red-haired and fiery Alan was one of the most easily recognized players of his generation. Fans on the terraces and teammates immediately took to his whole-hearted enthusiasm and never-say-die attitude. Alan is a fighter-whether overcoming his diminutive size and young age to become a professional soccer player, to the rejection he repeatedly faced as a club manager. Now Alan faces the toughest battle of life. Both his wife and daughter have been diagnosed with cancer and he is being challenged in ways that the public can only imagine. n nAbout the Author nAlan Ball was born on 12th May 1945 in Farnworth, Bolton. He played a total of 743 league games, scoring 170 goals during a career that took him to Blackpool, Everton, Arsenal, Southampton and Bristol Rovers. He won the League Championship in 1969/1970. He played 73 times for England, winning the World cup in 1966. On entering management, Ball had a spell as player/manager at Blackpool, Portsmouth, Stoke City, Southampton and Manchester City.