Buy A Racoon Stole My Thunder by Alex Gordon, get his book Jinx Dog Burns Now Flu Half-Price! This deal allows you to bag two of Alex Gordan’s titles for just £15 (plus P&P) – the perfect bundle for avid sports fans who would love to know more about some of Scotland’s most famous sports stars, as well as finding out what really happened behind some of the most publicised stories…

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A Raccoon Stole My Thunder by Alex Gordon

In 2015 Alex Gordon drew on his background and close personal/professional relationships with many top sports stars to produce Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu, an account of highlights from those 50 years widely described as both hilarious and informative. In this book he shed new light on some classic stories, and a first light on many that for various reasons had never been told in public before. Since the publication of Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu Alex has been under pressure to spill more, and fortunately has finally succumbed to that pressure and written A Raccoon Stole My Thunder, published by Ringwood Publishing in November 2021.

This new novel has followed the same structure as Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu with new light on old stories and a first light on more tales that were never previously told. But A Raccoon Stole My Thunder adds an important new dimension. Based on his close personal as well as professional friendships with so many of the legends of the last 50 years, some now alas dead, with others beginning to show the ravages of time. Alex Gordon has written a series of personal homages to these legends, from the Funeral Eulogy that Tommy Gemmell insisted Alex should be the one to deliver, to touching tributes to other absolute legends of the past 50 years.

A Raccoon Stole My Thunder will move readers as well as entertain, amuse and inform them.

ISBN: 978-1901514-54-4

Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu by Alex Gordon

Alex Gordon, after almost half-a-century in the Scottish newspaper industry as a Sports Sub-Editor and Editor, spills the beans in a frank and candid manner. Much is revealed within the pages of this book that was previously kept out of the public domain. And you’ll see why!

Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu is a rollicking, often hilarious, trip through the crazy world of Scottish newspapers. It’s a journey that takes the reader behind the headlines of the biggest, most sensational stories of our national press. It also introduces the fascinating if madcap characters whose job was to bring you your daily news. Prepare to be bewildered by their antics as they chase front and back page exclusives. You’ll be amazed and amused by the tales that did NOT make it into print. Until now, as Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu brings many sensational stories into print for the first time!

Other stories here throw an entirely new light on what actually happened around many of Scotland’s most famous sports stars; stories that will cause quite a few reputations to be reassessed.

ISBN: 978-1-901514-28-5

About the author:

Alex Gordon has been at the forefront of Scottish sports journalism for over 50 years. Primarily as Chief Sports Sub Editor with the Daily Record, Sports Editor with the Sunday Mail and Managing Director at 7 Day Press Scotland’s leading freelance sports agency. He still works freelance. He lived and worked through the glory days of Scottish Journalism where the main Scottish papers had incredibly talented and dedicated staff, and a mass circulation to maintain. Alex was prominently involved in or around every major sports story of the last 50 years, and throughout the glorious era of Scottish football when no less than three Scottish clubs won European Club Competitions and several others came close. Also when Scotland, almost incredibly now, qualified for 5 consecutive World Cup Finals.

It is a commentary on the widespread respect for his professional and personal integrity that through his sustained involvement over those 50 plus years, Alex developed close personal as well as professional relationships of trust with many of the top protagonists, leading to many requests to tell their stories including full autobiographies.

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