Dangerous Score - The football thriller by Michael Bearcroft

Football hero Jason Clooney is riding high, until a date with a beautiful woman lands him in trouble with the media and into a battle with the criminal underworld. Now against a backdrop of an uncertain professional future, Jason has to confront disturbing revelations surrounding his new girlfriend's family.

This is a story about a how an immature young man comes of age.  It is about how Football Clubs should be run.  It is a thriller about people trafficking and criminal gangs.  The action on the pitch is every bit as exciting as the hero's tangled life off the pitch.  It races along to its dramatic conclusion almost without drawing breath!

From football action on the pitch to behind the scenes plotting, to battles with a criminal gang and constant media attention, all add to the toughest challenges he has ever faced in life and love, as a player and a man.

"As nail biting as a Merseyside derby with just as many twists and turns! One not to miss…."
Ian Ayre - Managing Director, Liverpool Football Club.

"The sort of intriguing tale that you'd expect from an ITV Sunday night drama ... so your Mum might like it too!"
442 Magazine

"As a former Professional and Semi-Professional player and coach, I enjoyed the story immensely."
Kevin Shoemake - Chief Exec Birmingham FA. Former player with Leyton Orient, Peterborough Utd, Kettering Town and Rushden & Diamonds

"Great read from the very start. A real page-turner. Knowledge of football not essential as the intrigue takes you to a new lifestyle. Never thought I would be sympathetic of a footballer's plight!"    
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The Non-League Magazine Issue 15


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