A day with a footballer

The Goldstone Wrap

I fondly remember getting this book from Brighton’s Children’s Library on Church Street in the mid-1980s:

A day with a footballer - Peter O'Sullivan

It was an incredible find! A real children’s book with our own local footballer, Peter O’Sullivan, as its subject!

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Needless to say, I was fascinated at the time to find out all about the lifestyles of professional footballers. Little did I know that pros gave each other piggy backs to stay fit:

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…had to put on ties for when seeing the club physio:

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…and had All-Bran for breakfast as part of their carefully chosen diet:

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After a visit to St Peter’s School in Cowfold, our hero was interviewed by Radio Brighton. Then, the climax of the book centred around the Brighton v Leicester City match in February 1979, a match which Albion won 3-1. Now, records show that Sully didn’t score that day. However, artistic licence from the authors Allan and Christine Haddrell ensured…

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