Mick Quinn, the boy from a Liverpool council estate dubbed 'Little Beirut', always loved his birds, booze and betting. They said Mick had a sixth sense for great accuracy in his playing days - he could find a party from any range. Quinn says he only put GBP50 on each horse race - but liked to stay in the bookies for twenty races a day!
Sentenced in 1987 to three weeks in prison for twice driving whilst banned, Mick's been accused of punching Peter Schmeichel on the football pitch and John Fashanu off it. On retirement, though, Quinn switched to horse racing, the Sport of Kings, but controversy led the blue bloods of racing to hang the scouse oik out to dry and he was suspended from training for two and a half years.
Who Ate All The Pies? is the funniest and most honest football book you'll read for a long, long time.
Mick Quinn scored an amazing 231 goals in 512 league games for six football clubs including Newcastle United, Coventry City and Portsmouth. As a racehorse trainer, he has had over forty winners. Oliver Harvey is assistant features editor at the Sun newspaper and has also worked at the Daily Mail.