One Honest Man – Four Different Perspectives: Forty-Five Years as an Ayr United Fan
One Honest Man – Four Different Perspectives takes the reader on the journey with a fanatical Ayr United fan, detailing his fascination with football. The four perspectives are player, coach, referee and of course a fan.
The story encapsulates the full range of emotions of a young boy and his football obsession, his dream to become a top player and the roller-coaster of emotions he experiences through his life as a supporter, a coach and a referee.
He becomes hooked on Ayr United in 1967, as a twelve -year-old on his first visit to a league match at the hallowed ground that is Somerset Park, Ayr, and embarks on a dramatic and emotional 45 year journey.
The story offers something different from the usual football yarns, biographies and statistical accounts. It provides an insight into the thoughts of a provincial club supporter from four different perspectives.
With his passion for football and the contrast of bitter disappointment and laugh out loud humour evident throughout in the numerous anecdotes taken from each of the different angles of a diehard follower of Ayr United.
About the Author
Gerry Ferrara is one of seven siblings from an Italian family who settled in Ayr after the second world war. He grew up on the Craigie Estate, in the family home that sat at the five furlong gate of Ayr Racecourse.
Gerry is married to Marilyn and they have three children. They still reside in Ayr, the town of his birth, where he works as a Learning Development Advisor at Ayr College
Gerry has had an obsession with football in general and Ayr United in particular that has lasted for 45 years.....and counting.