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The Tony Ford Story
By: Rob Sedgwick
HAVING been in the game since 1974, when he made his debut for his local side Grimsby Town, Tony Ford holds the record for the most appearances of any outfield player in the history of British Football (over 400 of which were for the Mariners).
In a career spanning four decades, his name has become known and revered in towns and cities across England by fans seduced by his skill, professionalism and above all the sheer joy he has taken from the game.
In an era of multi-million pound contracts, flash cars and celebrity lifestyles, Tony's story is that of a man who essentially played football for the love of it. Although he never played at the highest level in the domestic game, he represented his country prior to the 1990 World Cup, winning three caps, and at the turn of the century was awarded an MBE and the PFA Merit award for services to football - tremendous achievements for a working class lad from a tough Grimsby estate.
The Tony Ford story is his authorised biography by football writers Keith Haynes and Phil Sumbler. Published in paperback by Tempus Publishing it is available from early December 2005 at the price of £12.99. However, as a special online rate for readers of the web sites of the clubs that Tony played for, we are offering the book at the discounted price of £10.99 delivered directly to your door.
To order your copy, please click here to be taken to the online ordering page for the book - you will be presented when you have completed your details the chance to pay via credit or debit card through paypal. If you don't have a paypal account or don't wish to pay by credit card then you will be contacted by e-mail to advise how to pay for the book. Please ensure on this basis that you enter the correct e-mail details.
Click Here to place your advanced order at the discounted price.
The book is scheduled for release on December 9 - our aim is to have all the books ordered by this date with the buyers by Xmas.
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