Former Canary and Linnet player Jeremy Goss will be signing copies of his new autobiography Gossy, in Waterstones book store on December 11th.
The book charts his life and career from his youth, through his years playing at Norwich, the memorable UEFA cup campaign in 1993 and what came after.
Gossy is, of course, most famous for the memorable goals he scored during the club’s UEFA Cup campaign in 1993, as well as the part he played in Mike Walker’s entertaining side.
A competitive and hard-working midfielder, Gossy’s football career reached its zenith with his home and away strikes against Bayern Munich during that UEFA Cup run, a BBC Goal of the Month award for his volley against Leeds United at Elland Road, and perhaps his own favourite footballing memory, the last goal scored in front of Liverpool’s famous standing Kop in April 1994.
But his rise to national fame was hardly a sudden one. He’d been a Norwich City player for a decade before any of those goals were scored, and set an unofficial club record for the highest number of reserve team games played. Hard and difficult times in his life on either side of his ‘fifteen minutes of fame’ make his story a compelling one – sometimes funny, occasionally frustrating and, on one occasion, touched by genuine personal heartbreak.
Jeremy will be signing copies of his book at Waterstones, Norfolk Street, King’s Lynn on Thursday December 11th at 5.30pm