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BOOKER: OUR BOOKS MIGHT TOUCH NERVES

13 November 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Bob Booker at the Amex.

Ahead of Friday’s Q&A event with Micky Adams and Bob Booker, the former Brighton & Hove Albion assistant manager spoke about the revealing nature of the pair’s autobiographies, which they’ll be signing copies of at the Amex.

The duo will reminisce about their time together at the club, as they speak about their lives on and off the pitch, and Booker believes Albion supporters may be surprised by some of the personal details included in their autobiographies.

He said, “Our books have just come out, so for those that have read them, there’s a few bits and pieces in there about what goes on in your personal life as well.

“From being a footballer in the 1970s, right through to being a coach and then when I left the Amex, there’s quite a vast array of things that have happened to me off the pitch.

“Mickey’s [autobiography] is a little bit more about his time as a manager in the game, but there’s also a lot of personal stuff in his book which people might not be aware of.

“It might just touch a few nerves in both books. People might go ‘blimey, is that really what happened in your life’ - and that’s what it’s all about.

“It’s not just about what you’ve done in the game, where you came in that particular season and what cups you’ve won - people want to hear what it was like being in football in past eras.”

Booker assisted Adams during the club’s championship-winning Division Three season back in 2000/01, and the former believes the Q&A event at the Amex will be an evening packed with laughter.

“We always have a giggle when we get together, he’s been down here a few times and stayed after games at the Amex.

“We talk about the old times, which are very special to both of us, as a lot of people probably realise.

“It’s going to be great to get back together, we’ll bounce off each other and just take the night as the questions come in. It will spark us off and I’m sure we’ll go off on a tangent into different things.

“We’ve both done a lot in our careers - him as a manager, me as an assistant manager, and both as players - so whatever’s thrown at us, we’ll be quite happy to get it out there and have a laugh.”

For more information on the Q&A event with Adams and Booker, which takes place at the Amex on Friday - please click here.


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