True Storey is the compelling autobiography of football legend Peter Storey. Dubbed ‘the bastard’s bastard’, he gained a reputation for ultra-violence on the pitch and had a capacity to find even greater trouble off it – a fact borne out by a string of criminal convictions.
A key member of the Arsenal team that won the Double in 1970–71, Storey was a confirmed ladies’ man who loved a drink. In the mid-’70s, Storey’s pub in Islington became a magnet for villains and he rubbed shoulders with Great Train Robber Tommy Wisbey and Howard ‘Mr Nice’ Marks, Britain’s biggest drug smuggler.
Storey talks candidly about his crimes and spells in prison, reveals the truth about his feud with George Best and relays an astonishing account of how Bertie Mee tried to make him miss the 1971 FA Cup final against Bill Shankly’s Liverpool.
For the first time, Peter sets the record straight and tells his side of a remarkable True Storey. (pb)