Ally McCoist: Rangers' Hero

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John Blake Publishing Ltd, Oct 27, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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Ally McCoist is one of Scottish football's best-loved characters. In a two-decade career, he won the hearts and minds of legions of fans as he established himself as one of the most popular sporting personalities in the UK. A school boy prodigy, it was always clear that McCoist was destined for top flight football. At just 16 he signed his first professional contract with St Johnstone, shooting to prominence in the 1980/81 season, scoring 22 league goals and playing a starring role for the Scottish youth team. He was soon hot property. After two years of mixed fortunes at Sunderland, McCoist returned to Scotland and signed for his boyhood heroes Glasgow Rangers. Over the next fifteen years, he established himself as arguably the greatest goal-scorer ever to play for the club. He not only gave heart and soul for Rangers but was also capped 61 times for Scotland. An authoritative and affectionate portrait of this much-loved sportsman, Ally McCoist - Rangers' Hero charts the highs and lows of a fascinating career, culminating in McCoist reaching legendary status. It also looks at the events that helped to shape his life - overcoming homesickness when first playing for an English club and how he coped when his young son had to undergo several life-saving operations. Having hung up his boots, Ally's vibrant personality made him a natural for the television screen. Now, however, he has come full circle and returned 'home' - after a successful spell as assistant manager at his beloved Rangers, he has taken over the reins to become manager. This wonderful book is a must-read for any football fan or indeed for anyone captivated by this large-than-life character.
 

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Chapter Sixteen FOOTBALL IN PERSPECTIVE
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Chapter Nineteen COMING HOME
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Chapter Twenty RIDING THE ROLLERCOASTER
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Chapter TwentyOne IN CHARGE
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Appendix A GOALSCORING RECORD AND CAREER MILESTONES
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Appendix B GOALSCORING RECORD WITH RANGERS AGAINST SENIOR SCOTTISH TEAMS
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Appendix C GOALSCORING RECORD WITH RANGERS IN EUROPEAN COMPETITION
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Appendix D ALLY MCCOISTS INTERNATIONAL RECORD WITH SCOTLAND
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Notes
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About the author (2011)

Alistair Aird is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, where he obtained a 1st Class Honors degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 2000. An avid follower of his beloved Glasgow Rangers, his enjoyment of researching and writing about football in his spare time has given rise to this book.

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