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READ | Breck talks book release as pre-order sales are launched

22 September 2020

Club News

READ | Breck talks book release as pre-order sales are launched

22 September 2020

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Rotherham United Honorary Life President John Breckin spoke to  ahead of the release of his brand new book.

To be released in 2021, 'Breck - My Life in Football' will be written in conjunction with Les Payne, the former Rotherham Advertiser and Sheffield Star journalist who covered The Millers for 45 years before retiring in 2014.

The book details an overview of Brecks’ career in the game including tales of the famous Derek Dalton, Guy Branston and Alan Crawford.

Any Millers fans who snap up a copy now will also have the chance to have their name printed in the book, which is available for a cover price of £11.99, if they pre-order via

As well as containing a number of great stories, the book will also help raise funds for Rotherham Hospice, a cause close to Brecks’ heart.

“It’s a good read for Rotherham fans and a great cause. For me the hospice has touched everyone lives and we’ve got to do our best to protect it," Breck told

"The books isn't all about me, me, me. Yes, it's about my life in the game but there's so many stories in there about people I've met in the game. 

“Alan Crawford, Guy Branston, Derek Dalton, the young fans don’t know him but the older fans do. I’ve sent a chapter to his brother and his sister in-law and they were over the moon with it. It’s a great chapter on him, he’s probably the best bloke I’ve ever met.

“So it’s about characters like him, the people that I’ve met. I pulled Guy Branston, and told him I’ve put some stories in, he replied ‘I’d be disappointed if you didn’t put them in.’"

“It mentions the time I played at Brecks Rangers in Wickersley, the people I met there and the times we had, so a couple of the lads from there are in it.

“There’s a lot of stories in there and it’s getting a little bigger, Les is a great writer and I can tell a good story.”

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