Former Spurs and England schoolboy needs a publisher for his book

EX-WGC FC manager Del Deanus was once a talented young footballer, capped as an England schoolboy alongside the likes of Ryan Giggs and Nick Barmby. However, he was plagued by injury and his promising career was cut short, at the age of 26. He kept up a

EX-WGC FC manager Del Deanus was once a talented young footballer, capped as an England schoolboy alongside the likes of Ryan Giggs and Nick Barmby.

However, he was plagued by injury and his promising career was cut short, at the age of 26.

He kept up a healthy lifestyle, even running the London Marathon.

But his life took a sudden and tragic turn for the worse in February 2008 when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).


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The last time the WHT spoke to Del, in April, he had just organised a football tournament to fundraise for the North and East Herts MND Association and was preparing to write a book to raise cash for the charity.

The book is now finished, but he needs a publisher to help raise as much money for the charity as possible.

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Del Deanus, of Lockleys Drive, completed the book with the help of writer and friend Jerry Lyons.

However, in order for the book to raise as much money as possible they need to find a publisher.

A former Tottenham Hotspur youth player, Del told the WHT the book will come out no matter what on October 1, but if it's self-published then they will not raise as much as they were hoping.

The book focuses on Del's intriguing life story and also investigates the link between MND and healthy people.

If you're a publisher and can help or know one, contact Jerry on 07846 839944 or email jerrylyons207@hotmail.co.uk

For more on this story see this week's paper information visit http://delsstory.blogspot.com

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