The inside story of one of football's likeliest and likeable lads.
For twenty years a social worker in the schemes of Glasgow, Reg McKay woke up in 1998 surrounded by grey-faced men in grey suits. He walked away to write. An investigative journalist, McKay is also the author of two earlier books, None So Pretty: The Sexing of Rebecca Pine and The Ferris Conspiracy, co-written with Paul Ferris. Reg McKay prefers his present company.
A tabloid favourite because of his unashamed love of the high life, Frank McAvennie mixed freely with A-list celebrities and spectacularly blew hundreds of thousands of pounds on a champagne lifestyle based around his love of booze, women and cocaine... Terrifying as his decline was, Frank McAvennie's rise to international soccer star was a Boy's Own dream come true. In terms of tabloid infamy and celebrity he was the David Beckham of his day, followed everywhere by dusty news hacks desperate to keep up. * * FHM * *