Totally Frank

Totally Frank

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During a glorious but controversial career, Frank McGarvey won every major trophy in Scottish football. Under Alex Ferguson at St Mirren in the 1970s, he inspired a young Saints team to victory in the First Division - an effort that attracted the attention of English giants Liverpool and Scotland manager Jock Stein. After a frustrating spell at Anfield, he headed back north to join boyhood heroes Celtic, with whom he won five medals in five seasons. However, he was shown the door by Davie Hay just days after scoring the winner for the club in the 1985 Scottish Cup final. McGarvey then returned to St Mirren, with whom he won the Scottish Cup two years later, and he continued his success after a move into management, helping Clyde to win the Second Division trophy. But this is only half of Frank McGarvey's story. Throughout his remarkable career and beyond, McGarvey fought and, for the most part, lost a battle with gambling, which cost him his marriage, home and self-respect. In Totally Frank, McGarvey chronicles his many highs and lows, and reveals how he finally succeeded in overcoming his gambling addiction.It was a half down payment, half rent scheme, but I didna#39;t have enough money to pay 50 per cent up front. ... I had been banned from William Hill and Ladbrokes for my own version of in-race betting, but this was all above board. Companies ... They have to fix their odds to make sure they make a profit, which means punters lose out. Once people get used to betting online with companies such as Betfair, bookies will be under pressure. .... It was great to see so many faces from the past .

Title:Totally Frank
Author:Frank McGarvey, Ronnie Esplin
Publisher:Random House - 2011-03-25


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