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Gedling author pens new book charting renaissance of Notts County football club.

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Gedling author Paul Mace has produced a new book charting the renaissance of Notts County football club.

The Magpie Redemption documents the return of County into the Football League after a turbulent four-year period that almost saw the club go out of existence.

Already, the book has reached number four in the Kindle UK football best-sellers list within two weeks of launch, and the paperback edition is now available.

The book features extensive interviews with head coach  Luke Williams and current players including Macaulay Langstaff, Cedwyn Scott, Jim O’Brien, Sam Slocombe and Richard Brindley.

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PICTURED: Former County director and author Paul Mace

As well as the inside stories from an emotional Wembley-winning season, the book includes an in-depth interview with former manager Neal Ardley about his time at the club.

And the author – a lifelong Notts fan and former director of the club –  gives the inside story on the turbulent reign of former owner Alan Hardy.

Mace said: “The book charts the huge highs and lows experienced by the club since 2016.

“All the managers and players have been extremely candid in their interviews and delivered a true behind-the-scenes insight into what has really gone on.

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“The Wembley season – and the duel with Wrexham – and the ultimate penalty shoot-out triumph at Wembley is covered in extensive detail.

“I have been contacted by many fans to say that the Wembley chapter reduced many to tears, such was the emotion of the occasion.”

Mace adds that the Gedling region is a traditional hot-spot for Notts supporters.

“I undertook some research on the club’s supporter base and the highest concentration of Notts fans anywhere is in the Gedling and Carlton postcode areas.

“Historically, the east side of Nottingham has strong connections with the club – the legendary former manager Jimmy Sirrel lived in Burton Joyce and the cub’s training ground was at Stoke Bardolph for many years.

“Many of the current players and and management now live in the Colwick area.”

The paperback version of the book is available for £15 (plus pp) directly from the author tinyurl.com/25r8zuj8   The book is also available in the Notts club shop at Meadow Lane.

It is a sister publication to Mace’s first book, One Flew Over The Magpies Nest, published in 2016.ad

Gedling author Paul Mace has penned another book on Notts County, The Magpie Redemption, which has already reached number four in the Amazon football kindle charts.

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