Former Watford FC star Clarke Carlisle holds book signing at Soul Survivor church in Watford

Watford Observer: Young fans queued to get copies of Clarke Carlisle’s autobiography, "You don’t know be, but… A footballer’s life" when he spoke at Soul Survivor church on Friday. Picture: Len Kerswill Young fans queued to get copies of Clarke Carlisle’s autobiography, "You don’t know be, but… A footballer’s life" when he spoke at Soul Survivor church on Friday. Picture: Len Kerswill

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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2:46pm Mon 10 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

Proper gentleman. Great role model and ambassador for the sport.
Proper gentleman. Great role model and ambassador for the sport. CaptainPC

3:09pm Mon 10 Feb 14

soulfulhornet says...

CaptainPC wrote:
Proper gentleman. Great role model and ambassador for the sport.
Agree a decent and intelligent man. One of Aidy's least good decisions was to sell Clarke to Burnley. I thought he had a lot more to contribute to WFC when he left.
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: Proper gentleman. Great role model and ambassador for the sport.[/p][/quote]Agree a decent and intelligent man. One of Aidy's least good decisions was to sell Clarke to Burnley. I thought he had a lot more to contribute to WFC when he left. soulfulhornet

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