Wingin' It: The Mark Walters Story

 
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Wingin' It is the ultimate story of hope over hate, the insightful autobiography of a footballer who beat the bigots. Due to the colour of his skin, Mark Walters always felt he needed to be twice as good as other players in order to succeed. But Mark drew inspiration from the way the late Cyrille Regis handled his racist detractors, and went on to fulfil his potential by flaunting his dazzling ball skills for England. While a starry-eyed kid in Birmingham, he somehow escaped the clutches of evil paedophile Ted Langford, although his mate wasn't so fortunate. He became an idol of the Villa Park terraces, though his move to Scotland was almost halted by a bloodthirsty mob who pelted him with bananas and pigs' feet. But Walters stood firm to become one of England's most popular exports. After a third successive league title, a £1.25 million move to Liverpool reunited him with Graeme Souness. Mark rewrote the record books at Anfield, but would ultimately call his decision to head south 'the biggest mistake of my career'.

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"Football autobiographies are seldom a place for great and timeless wisdom, but Mark Walters and his co-writer Jeff Holmes have lifted this above the multitude. The honesty is leavened with humour and self-deprecation, and the tone throughout is conversational, but there is candour that does them both credit, and passages that deserve a much wider reading." --When Saturday Comes

"An unreservedly forthright and absorbing autobiography which also details his disturbing experience as a youth player under Aston Villa scout Ted Langford who was later convicted of sexual abuse. It's easy to see why Walters described writing the book as 'cathartic'. --The Scotsman's Best Sports Books of the Year, 2018

"Reminds readers of a grim chapter in football's recent history, when a baying mob of thousands of Celtic fans chanted racist insults and threw bananas and darts at him." --Telegraph Sports Books of the Year

"Shocking revelations as Aston Villa star lifts the lid on the racism he faced. A bombshell book." --Birmingham Mail

"It wasn't just fruit - people threw darts and a pig's leg." --The Guardian

"Winger Walters Reveals All About How He Beat The Bigots. The football pioneer overcame racism to become one of England's most popular exports." --The Voice

"Incredibly, he stood firm in the face of hatred and now looks back on his time at Ibrox with fondness. How he achieved this - drawing on the inspiration of Cyrille Regis and Brendan Batson in particular - forms a key section of his life story, well structured and written with the aid of experienced journalist and author Jeff Holmes." --Backpass

"Golf balls, bananas, a pig's leg and a letter from the Ku Klux Klan: Mark Walters on life as a black footballer in the 1980s. Walters discusses how at 10 years old he witnessed paedophile Ted Langford. He opens up on his personal life and more." --Daily Mail

About the Author:

Jeff Holmes covered sport for The Sun, Daily Record, Evening Times and Paisley Express. He is the author of Blue Thunder: The Jock Wallace Story; Moody Blue: The Story of Mysterious Marco (shortlisted at the 2015 Cross British Sports Book Awards); 1986: The Rangers Revolution; The Journey and A Season to be Cheerful. Wingin' It is Jeff's 17th book.

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