Seeing Red in Black and White

Seeing Red, The Chic Charnley Story, the revealing inside story about one of Scottish football’s most explosive characters, is published today (Thursday 12th November) by Edinburgh-based Black & White Publishing.

Chic Charnley is one of the most controversial, colourful characters in Scottish football history. Blessed with awesome talent, incredible ability and spectacular skills, he’s the player who could – and should – have been one of the biggest names in sport. But, by his own admission, he blew it.

Now he tells all in the most revealing, unputdownable book of the game.

In his first ever book the maverick midfielder tells it like it is, including the real reason he did not sign for his boyhood idols Celtic; the genuine regrets of a stormy career that kept him in the headlines for all the wrong reasons; his bad boy image, crazy antics and why he was sent off a record amount of times; how he ruined Henrik Larsson’s Celtic debut; the day he was attacked by a thug with a sword – during training! – and much more.

In Seeing Red Chic Charnley talks for the first time about the rollercoaster career that saw him play for Partick Thistle, Hibs, St. Mirren, Dundee, Ayr, Clydebank, Hamilton and a few others in between. It’s a journey through football with tales as outrageous as the character himself!

Written by Chic Charnley with former sports editor Alex Gordon, Seeing Red is published in hardback by Black & White at £14.99.


Chic Charnley is available for signings and interviews and copies of Seeing Red are now available for review.

For further information please contact Alison McBride at Black & White Publishing Tel: 0131 625 4500 E:

Issued on behalf of Black & White Publishing by Liquorice Media tel 0141 564 8058
Date 12th November 09


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