Micky Adams’ new book “My Life in football” contains a number of interesting revelations about his spells at Vale Park.
Adams’ book is published by Biteback Publishing and according to the press release he “reveals the truth behind incidents on and off the pitch.”
That’s certainly the case with his spells at Vale Park. Adams reveals that:
- The “MOLD” board were “so paranoid” about being bugged that they held meetings in Uttoxeter.
- Former Chairman Bill Bratt asked for his advice on appointing a successor [after he left to join Sheff Utd] but “[Jim] Gannon was installed before I’d made any suggestions.”
- In a telling quote about his perception of Vale he adds that “there is one other main characteristic at Vale Park: if there isn’t a crisis, then one needs to be created.”
- On his relationship with midfielder Ryan Burge, Adams comments “the less said about him, the better.”
- The disappearance of supposed new owner Keith Ryder “remains one of the strangest episodes of my life.”
- Norman Smurthwaite changed his mind about Paul Wildes’ offer of a new contract during a meeting and “I got up and walked out.”
- He set in place the GMB shirt sponsorship, the Errea kit deal and negotiated the Jordan Hugill transfer after the Preston chairman had phoned to “moan to me about Norman.”
The book is available in bookshops and from Amazon following this link – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Micky-Adams-My-Life-Football/dp/1785902423