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A Bhoy Called Bertie: The Bertie Auld Story



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A Bhoy Called Bertie: The Bertie Auld Story by Bertie Auld
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Celtic legend Bertie Auld is one of the most controversial and colourful characters in Scottish football history. Over the passing decades, he has steadfastly refused to discuss his remarkable lifetime in the game - until now! Auld will lift the lid and reveal the secrets that will astonish supporters everywhere. He will tell of: his rise to the pinnacle of European soccer from the abject poverty of a childhood in war-torn Glasgow; the truth behind his return to Celtic and the man who really signed him; his unique and often-stormy relationship with Jock Stein; and how he got sent off in his international debut for Scotland.

It includes: how the Lisbon Lions beat Inter Milan in the European Cup Final in 1967 - without kicking a ball; the day he was sent off in the biggest game in Celtic's history - and refused to go; what really went wrong when favourites Celtic flopped in the 1970 European Final; the men he rated - and hated - in football; the Old Firm battles and what really happened during and after these confrontations; and his amazing times as a manager at Hibs, Partick Thistle, Hamilton and Dumbarton and his feuds with the chairmen.Bertie Auld's autobiography is every bit as explosive and volatile as the man himself. He never shirked a tackle as a player and there are still no holds barred long after the boots have been put away.It's the book everyone wanted and it's a sensational read.

Author Biography

Bertie Auld won 13 medals with Celtic in their astonishing rise to fame in the Sixties. He made his debut against Rangers in 1957. He left for Birmingham City four years later only to return in 1965. In his second spell he made 257 appearances and scored 85 goals. He also managed Hibs, Partick Thistle (twice), Hamilton and Dumbarton. He is now a matchday host at Celtic and a media pundit. Alex Gordon is an author and former sports editor of a national newspaper. His previous books include Celtic: The First 100 years and The Lisbon Lions. He now runs a successful sports news-agency and lives in Glasgow.
Release date NZ
October 7th, 2008
With Alex Gordon
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
16 pp plates
Black and White Publishing
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