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/ Lead title Captain of Celtic and midfield enforcer for Northern Ireland, Neil Lennon is one of the most controversial figures in British football. His story, fully updated for the Celtic 2006/7 season in this paperback edition, is an extraordinary tale of religious bigotry, life-threatening career injury and tumultuous football success at club level. / Fully updated with a new chapter covering Lennon's 2006/7 season with Celtic. / Lennon is a hero in Ireland, both north and south of the border, with the same appeal as Roy Keane. / Lennon doesn't hold back on his forthright and controversial opinions on many of the big names in English and Scottish football. But it is about more than just the football and also shows a young man growing up amidst the sectarian violence and military oppression of Northern Ireland in the 1980s. / Foreword by Martin O'Neill. / Marketing and publicity will target key Celtic fans through ensuring strong coverage in football focused media and through partnerships with the Celtic FC and main fansites.
Neil Lennon was born in June 1971 in Lurgan, County Armagh. He signed professional forms in 1989 and played for Manchester City, Motherwell, Crewe and Leicester before joining Celtic in 2000. He has since made over 250 appearances for the club, and has 40 international caps for Northern Ireland. Martin Hannan is a sports journalist for Scotland on Sunday. An award-winning writer, his book Rock of Gibraltar, published by Mainstream, was widely acclaimed as one of the best racing books of 2004.