Who Ate All The Pies? The Life and Times of Mick Quinn
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Who Ate All The Pies? The Life and Times of Mick Quinn

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Mick Quinn, the boy from a Liverpool council estate dubbed 'Little Beirut', always loved his birds, booze and betting. They said Mick had a sixth sense for great accuracy in his playing days - he could find a party from any range. Quinn says he only put GBP50 on each horse race - but liked to stay in the bookies for twenty races a day! Sentenced in 1987 to three weeks in prison for twice driving whilst banned, Mick's been accused of punching Peter Schmeichel on the football pitch and John Fashanu off it. On retirement, though, Quinn switched to horse racing, the Sport of Kings, but controversy led the blue bloods of racing to hang the scouse oik out to dry and he was suspended from training for two and a half years. Who Ate All The Pies? is the funniest and most honest football book you'll read for a long, long time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 193 x 19mm | 203g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753508036
  • 9780753508039
  • 602,708

About Mick Quinn

Mick Quinn scored an amazing 231 goals in 512 league games for six football clubs including Newcastle United, Coventry City and Portsmouth. As a racehorse trainer, he has had over forty winners. Oliver Harvey is assistant features editor at the Sun newspaper and has also worked at the Daily Mail.show more

Review quote

"A rags-to-riches story featuring a scouse scally with a heart of gold." * The Independent * "An outrageous biography devoted to the life and times in which the naff, naughty and nefarious come together in buttock-clenching fashion." * Scotland on Sunday * "Top autobiography from one of football's true lads" * Nuts * "A cheeky but brilliant read." * Shoot Monthly *show more

Review Text

"An outrageous biography devoted to the life and times in which the naff, naughty and nefarious come together in buttock-clenching fashion."show more

Back cover copy

IT'S. 1992 AND COVENTRY CITY ARE FACING ASTON VILLA. PLAYING UP FRONT FOR CITY IS MICK QUINN, A 14-STONE SCOUSER COMPLETE WITH ROGUISH MOUSTACHE AND UNMISSABLE MULLET HAIRSTYLE. Villa's fans belt out another chorus of ' Who ate all the pies?' at Quinn, who has barely touched the ball all game. Suddenly he latches on to a through ball and with a lightning turn beats his defender and thumps the ball into the net. Mick Quinn, the boy from a Liverpool council estate dubbed 'Little Beirut', always loved his birds, booze and betting. They said Mick had a sixth sense for great accuracy in his playing days - he could find a party from any range. Quinn says he only put £50 on each race - but liked to stay in the bookies for twenty races a day! Sentenced in 1987 to three weeks in prison for twice driving whilst banned, Mick's been accused of punching Peter Schmeichel on the pitch and John Fashanu off it. On retirement, though, Quinn switched to the Sport of Kings, but controversy led the blue bloods of racing to hang the scouse oik out to dry and he was suspended from training for two and a half years. Who Ate All The Pies? is the funniest and most honest football book you'll read for a long, long time.show more

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73 ratings
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