Hutch, Hard Work and Belief: The Tommy Hutchison Story

Author: Tommy Hutchison, Kevin Shannon

ISBN: 9781801501910


The story of how a young boy’s impossible dream turned into a magical reality through grit, sweat and an unshakable belief in his own ability. Tommy Hutchison overcame poverty and the frailties of his own body to play in the World Cup and enjoy a career of 1,000 first-class games spanning four amazing decades.

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The story of how one small boy’s near impossible dream became a reality. Growing up in poverty in the austere 1950s Fife coalfield, Tommy Hutchison had an unshakable belief that one day he would wear the dark blue shirt of Scotland. To an outsider it seemed an improbable ambition. Too weak to cross a ball from the byline to the goal area, the teenage Hutchison was overlooked by his teachers and never made the school football team. Through sheer determination, an indomitable spirit and hour upon hour of lonely practice, the adolescent Tommy was finally noticed by his local team, and his journey to Hampden and World Cup glory began. Tommy’s football genius ultimately took him all over the world to play with and against some of the greatest footballers of the 1970s and 80s in a career spanning four amazing decades. Hutch, Hard Work and Belief is the funny yet inspiring story of how the seemingly unattainable can be achieved by unwavering, resolute self-belief.

ISBN: 9781801501910

Tommy Hutchison, Kevin Shannon

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Dimensions 16 × 24 cm


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