From the Heart, says Sandy Clark

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.

From the Heart: My Autobiography is available here from Amazon

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Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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