If you are ‘football crazy’ then this is the book for you. In ‘From the Heart’ (yes, he spent some time at Heart of Midlothian) Sandy Clark, with Scott Burns, describes his early days with his home team of Airdrie, being pursued by Sir Alex Ferguson and Celtic before heading south to West Ham and being named Player of the Year.
He may be better known in some circles for his return to Rangers and his time at Tynecastle, St. Johnstone, Dunfermline, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen, but in other circles he will be loved for his time as a proud father with Murieston Boys Club where be brought on many a young star.
Sandy Clark’s recollections of these playing and managerial days over the last 40 years catalogue much of what appeals about the sport to so many people. Forget the miserable media coverage which Scottish Football has suffered this year. Ignore the achievements of the sporting elite which have graced out TV screens this summer. Follow instead the down to earth story of an ordinary kid from Airdrie who loved football and who used his love and passion and skill to carve out a career in sport.
It’s not sensational reading but that’s why it is so valuable and well worth opening the cover.