Friday, October 15, 2010

Nairn's Davy Johnston - 'a hero to hun­dreds, if not thou­sands, long before he made his Aber­deen debut '

'It’s time the tale were told,' says David Innes in a review of Donald Wilson's book on the Wee County legend. David writes:
'Draw­ing on for­mid­able local press research and anec­dotal evid­ence from star wit­nesses such as Davy’s con­tem­por­ar­ies and fans at Nairn, Aber­deen and Inverness Caley, Wilson paints a pic­ture of a prodigiously-gifted foot­baller whose mod­esty almost out­weighed his tal­ent. Unfor­tu­nately, so did his lack of self-belief and his inab­il­ity to come to terms with the demands of the city and the expect­a­tions of a full-time foot­baller ulti­mately saw him return to his High­land League com­fort zone after less than three years in the sac­red red. Hap­pily, John­ston car­ried on where he left off and he thrilled High­land League fans for a fur­ther seven sea­sons, play­ing a bit part in Nairn’s finest hour, their dra­matic clinch­ing of the 1976 championship.'
More from David's review here on Aberdeen Voice.

Tommorow (Saturday) Donald will be signing copies of his new book 'Pittodrie's Silent Assasin - Davy Johnston' at 11.00 a.m. in Nairn Book Shop in the High Street.
Another review also online in the Inverness Courier - Shy Highland League legend possessed a deadly finish

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