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Former Watford FC star Clarke Carlisle holds book signing at Soul Survivor church in Watford
Young fans queued to have photographs taken and get books signed when former Watford FC star Clarke Carlisle visited a church in Watford on Friday.
Carlisle, a former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, visited the Soul Survivor church to talk about the highs and lows of being a professional footballer.
As well as being well known as a footballer, he has appeared on BBC's Question Time and made an acclaimed documentary on racism in football, earning himself a reputation as being one of the most eloquent and thoughtful sportsmen of the day.
Carlisle had a long and illustrious career, has played in all four divisions of the English league.
He gave a candid account of his career and told a packed audience how he battled alcohol problems and career-threatening injuries, from his early days playing for England Under-21s to a late arrival in the Premier League with Burnley.
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