Martin Jol: The Inside Story
A new book has just come out about the ex-Albion player, and we have a copy to give away
MARTIN JOL: THE INSIDE STORY
By Harry Harris. Just Released!
This is the first biography of Martin Jol, including interviews and contributions from many stars and colleagues he has worked with along his path from his roots in Holland via Den Haag, Bayern Munich, West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City as a player via Roda JC and RJK Waalwijk as coach to the White Hart Lane hotseat.
Contributors include Spurs legends Clive Allen, Chris Hughton, Jolís assistant manager, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Perryman and Ossie Ardiles, current players Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane, plus West Brom and Coventry striker Cyrille Regis, and a host of other characters from Martin Jolís colourful past and present, each revealing their own secrets about the Spurs manager.
In addition to the book being of general interest to Baggie people, thereís a full chapter devoted to Martinís time as a midfield Hawthorns hitman. The words were compiled by Simon Wright (of West Brom Cult Heroes infamy) with pithy contributions from BOING notables such as Neil Reynolds and Bryn Jones.
For more details about the book, visit Know The Scoreís website
Negotiations are ongoing with the Albion Club Shop so the quickest (and cheapest) sources are either Amazon (where it is currently within the top 2,000 best sellers) or Play.Com. Hopefully Waterstones will have stock in the shops too; they certainly have it listed online with comments and reviews
You can win your very own £19.99 copy in our free to enter competition. All you need to do is to tell us is:
Against which club did Martin Jol score his first Albion goal?
Send us your answers by 10th February 2008 (we've extended it as webmaster Finbarr is out the country till then!) through the Contact Us page, making sure that we have the right email address for you. A winner will be chosen from a hat from all the correct entries. The judgesí selection is final.
Author Biography - Harry Harris
Harry Harris is the Chief Football Writer of the Express Group Newspapers. He has written numerous best-selling books about central figures in football including Jose Mourinho, Wayne Rooney, Roman Abramovich and Glenn Hoddle. His daily column in the Express has uncovered many of the biggest stories in recent British football history, including the FA offering the England job to Phil Scolari, the dodgy dealings of Sam Allardyce's agent son and the ongoing story of the Lord Stevens Quest enquiry into football bungs.
Harry has twice been named as Sports Journalist of the Year by the UK Press Gazette and was honoured with the accolade of Contribution to Sports Journalism award by the Royal Variety Club of Great Britain. He is a lifelong Spurs supporter all his life and reported on the club since his first job on the Tottenham Herald in the 1970s.
Thanks to all those who took part, and well done to most of you who got it right - Martin's first goal was scored against Tottenham. Congratulations to Dean Walton, whose name came out of the hat first. Simon will be in touch about getting the book to you.
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