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02 November 2018 - Book Launch: Theo Foley

Theo Give Us a Ball: A Life in Football by Theo Foley and Paul Foley

Theo Foley held his official book launch tonight at Badger's Sports and Social Club, Eltham, London.
Theo talked about his career and signed copies of his book 'Theo Give Us a Ball', he was joined by former Arsenal players Perry Groves, David Hillier and Alan Smith.
(Picture: From left to right; David Hiller, Perry Groves, Theo Foley and Alan Smith).




24 October 2018 - Cyrille Regis MBE: The Matches, Goals, Triumphs and Disappointments

Cyrille Regis MBE: The Matches, Goals, Triumphs and Disappointments by Tony Matthews

Published today! The paperback version of 'Cyrille Regis MBE: The Matches, Goals, Triumphs and Disappointments' has been released today. You can order a copy via Amazon, priced at £8.99: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1911476440



14 October 2018 - Official Book Launch - Theo Foley

Theo Give Us a Ball: A Life in Football by Theo Foley and Paul Foley

Theo Foley’s official book launch will take place at Badger's Sports and Social Club, Eltham, London, on: Friday 2 November 2018 at 7.30pm until 11pm. Theo will be talking about his career and the book. Former Arsenal players Perry Groves, David Hillier and Alan Smith will also be at Theo's book launch.



13 October 2018 - Newspaper Feature - Irish Examiner

Theo Give Us a Ball: A Life in Football by Theo Foley and Paul Foley

Irish Examiner interview author Theo Foley and mention his book 'Theo Give Us a Ball'.



06 October 2018 - Official Millwall Match Day Programme (v. Aston Villa)

Theo Give Us a Ball: A Life in Football by Theo Foley and Paul Foley

The Official Milwall Match Day Programme feature and review Theo Foley's book 'Theo Give Us a Ball'.



01 October 2018 - Theo Give Us a Ball

Theo Give Us a Ball: A Life in Football by Theo Foley and Paul Foley

Published today! The paperback version of 'Theo Give Us a Ball' has been released today. You can order a copy via Amazon, priced at £9.99: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/191147619X
Theo Foley said: “After 60 plus years in the game, and at the request of my son Paul who had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in September 2012, we decided to at least record the life story and then look to get published. If nothing else, it would be a record for close friends and family to always have and look back on. As we went through the process and spoke to old colleague and team mates though we realised there was a genuine interest in the arc of the story from post-war to pre-Premier League football across all four Divisions, the Eire National Side and the holy grail of the League Championship Trophy. In many ways, especially from the longevity, success across playing and coaching and, as pointed out recently by a National newspaper, from an Irishman abroad success story, it is actually unique.
“We hope predominantly that family, friends and contributors all enjoy the warm recollections. Beyond that, it’s a bonus but we would hope that any fan of football enjoys it, even if you support a team not covered in the book. In addition, as has been pointed out, we hope that even if you aren’t a football fan, that you appreciate the genuine ‘life’ tales and travails of an ordinary man just doing, at times, an extraordinary job. We hope everyone mentioned recalls the events as detailed as it’s these stories that add all of the warmth and colour. We have not looked to sensationalise anything, as it’s the opposite of what we are seeking to achieve. This is my ‘real’ life as it happened.”
(Picture: Theo Foley with a copy of his book 'Theo Give Us a Ball').




01 October 2018 - Newspaper Feature - Irish Daily Star

Theo Give Us a Ball: A Life in Football by Theo Foley and Paul Foley

Irish Daily Star interview author Theo Foley and mention his book 'Theo Give Us a Ball'.



30 September 2018 - Newspaper Feature - The Sunday Times

Theo Give Us a Ball: A Life in Football by Theo Foley and Paul Foley

The Sunday Times interview author Theo Foley and mention his book 'Theo Give Us a Ball'.



22 September 2018 - Music legend Chas Hodges has died at the age of 74

Memories of The Lane: Good Times at Tottenham by Chas Hodges

Our author Chas Hodges - one half of the musical duo Chas and Dave - has died at the age of 74.
Singer/songwriter/producer Chas Hodges, born in London in 1943, was better known as the lead vocalist and piano- and guitar-playing half of the English musical duo, Chas & Dave.
With a musical mother, who played piano in pubs and clubs to support the family after the untimely death of his father when he was aged four, it wasn’t long before Chas was bitten by the bug. He learned to play the guitar and was soon in his first band, ‘Horseshoe Skiffle Group', aged 14. Then, after seeing Jerry Lee Lewis in concert in 1958, his musical aspirations expanded to piano playing.
Rock ‘n’ roll was now on the rise and, armed with his new Höfner bass guitar, Chas began playing in various rock ‘n’ roll bands, turning professional at the age of 16. As a session musician Chas worked with producer Joe Meek, backing Jerry Lee Lewis, and played with Mike Berry & The Outlaws (alongside Ritchie Blackmore), Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers and Albert Lee’s Heads, Hands & Feet, rubbing shoulders with many big names of the day.
In 1972 Chas got together with friend Dave Peacock with the aim of shaking off American influences and writing/singing songs that reflected their London roots. Thus the group Chas & Dave was born, along with its unique brand of humorous ‘rockney’ (rock/cockney), which combined rock ‘n’ roll, boogie-woogie and pub singalong to produce such memorable hits as ‘Gertcha’ (1979), ‘Rabbit’ (1980), ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You’ (1982) and ‘Snooker Loopy’ (1986), among a wealth of others, as well as several singles dedicated to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
In 2008 Chas & Dave’s autobiography, Chas & Dave – All About Us, was published, and Chas had a cameo role in the star-studded 2009 Joe Meek biopic, Telstar.
Apex Publishing's Chris Cowlin, who published a number of books for Hodges said: “Chas was a pleasure to work with, in fact one of my favourite people and authors to have worked with. He was a genuinely nice person and had so many stories. We shared many non-work related emails as well due to our love for Tottenham Hotspur FC. I feel very upset by the news and will miss him dearly, he will also be missed by family, friends, music industry colleagues and his many fans. RIP my dear friend”.
Chas' last book was released in April 2018, where he documented his time going to Tottenham's former ground, White Hart Lane.
(Photo: Chas Hodges with publisher Chris Cowlin).




25 August 2018 - Official Charlton Athletic Match Day Programme (v. Fleetwood Town)

Theo Give Us a Ball: A Life in Football by Theo Foley and Paul Foley

The Official Charlton Athletic Match Day Programme feature and review Theo Foley's book 'Theo Give Us a Ball'.