ERNIE SIGNING AT CHESTERFIELD FOOTBALL CLUB
Stephen Poxon the author of Ernie! was the guest of Chesterfield FC for a book signing and meal with special guest Roy McFarland, who wrote the foreword for the book.
The event was organised by Nick Johnson, head of media and communications at Chesterfield, and attended by approximately 150 guests, including the chairman, Mike Goodwin, and members of Ernie Moss's family.
Stephen Poxon and Roy McFarland were interviewed before staging a joint book signing.
Ernie! is a heartfelt tribute to lower-league football hero Ernie Moss, a local boy made good who became a Chesterfield goalscoring legend.
Ernie earned his place in footballing folklore for his phenomenal longevity and as Chesterfield's record goalscorer, netting 191 times for the Spireites across three separate spells.
Popular at every club he graced, Ernie was loved by fans and colleagues alike, and after hanging up his boots he enjoyed time as a manager.
Tragically, having battled countless tough defenders in his playing days, Ernie found himself battling Pick's disease, a form of dementia that robbed him of the pleasures of retirement. In an ironic twist of fate, it is believed Ernie's neurological disorder was caused by his footballing speciality - heading a ball with accuracy and power.
Fans, family and fellow players help tell the tale of a footballer who enriched his profession with passion and dedication. This is a story of skill and success, heartbreak and honesty, football and family.
You can listen the author speak about the book on various media outlets below, or click here for more details on the book.
Click here to listen to the Stephen on North Derbyshire Radio
Click here to listen to the Stephen on Legends of the Spire podcast
Click here to listen to the Stephen on Legends of the Spire Radio