A story that just had to be told ...
“Ah’m tellin thee” is more than a biography of a very talented, very proud, dignified and extremely honourable man. Transporting the reader to a time when playing professional football was no more than a safer alternative to the industrial dangers of a life down the mines or on the factory floor. Early in Tommy's career as a part time professional he continued to work on the coal face. Every page brings Tommy Banks to life culminating in him feeling like a best friend.
A man who recognised the wrongs of the footballers' contracts in the post-war era and in his own words and dialect, was determined to "purrit reet". The football players of the post Sky era would do well to take a trip down memory lane with this book to discover the respect the likes of Tommy Banks deserve from the footballing youth of today.
With a foreword by Gordon Taylor, Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers Association and contributions by Sir Bobby Charlton and Francis Lee this book is a must read for players, football fans and historians alike.