BOOK SIGNINGS: GIVE IT TO MOORE
Ian Storey-Moore will be signing copies of his biography at upcoming home games for both Burton Albion and Nottingham Forest.
Ian's book Give it to Moore, He Will Score! is his authorised biography, and was written by Stuart Humphreys and Richard Harrison, and Ian will be signing copies as follows:
Saturday 28 October at Burton Albion: Supporters can buy copies of the book and have them signed by Ian in the Club Shop from 12.30pm until 2pm and after the game in the Albion Suite.
Sunday 5 November at Nottingham Forest: Ian will be holding a book signing in Nottingham Forest's megastore from 10.00am to 12.00pm, ahead of the Premier League game against Aston Villa, and is expected to be joined by Forest legends and European Cup winners John Robertson and Garry Birtles.
Ian told Burton Albion's website that he was reluctant to publish a book about his life but was persuaded by the writers that football fans would want to read his story.
“Stuart and Richard are very nice people and eventually I agreed for them to get on with it and now here it is and I have all the signings and podcast to do. “
The book charts Ian’s school life, his rise to be a star striker at Nottingham Forest and the bad luck with injuries that eventually deprived him off the long career and England honours his talent deserved.
He adds: “There’s also a bit about the Brian Clough saga and the signing that fell through, and some funny stories around that and of course going to Manchester United and having the opportunity to play with three of the greatest British players ever in Denis Law, George Best and Bobby Charlton, who sadly died recently. Being in the same dressing room as them was an absolute privilege.
“Unfortunately, I had the bad injury there and I’m sure if I had been playing today, they would have rectified it, but they didn’t have the facilities in those days. I severed the ligaments in my ankle twice and it scuppered my England career – I was supposed to go to Mexico for the World Cup in 1970 and that was a body blow.
“I wanted to call the book The Nearly Man but Stuart and Richard preferred Give it to Moore, He Will Score! which was a song the fans used to sing at Nottingham Forest. My scoring record at Forest was pretty good, nearly one in every two games and I’m still up there with the club's all-time top scorers with 118 which was a decent record for a wide player.”
Scoring more than 100 top-flight goals for Forest, Ian became the most sought-after striker in the land. An England international, injury robbed him of numerous caps and a place at the Mexico 1970 World Cup.
His sensational on-off transfer to Derby County for a British record fee was front-page news eventually joining Manchester United instead.
Ian played 157 times for Burton Albion from 1975 to 1981 scoring 52 times and was player-manager for the last three of those years taking over from Phil Waller before handing over to Neil Warnock.
Click here for more information and to read a sample chapter.