PURDS BOOZE AND FOOTY
signing that contract that got offered at Arsenal Football Club. I’m a very proud father of two young men and I’m looking
forward to the future whatever it may bring.
Welcome To Purds Booze and Footy
A true story, giving an insight into the journey of a teenage football star with the world at his feet. From the realities of a life as journeyman professional player into non-league and Sunday football in under 20 years. Told with honesty, with lots of highs and lows and interesting anecdotes along the way.
Quote from Jon Purdie
“Football was my life from being a toddler. I would kick a ball around with my dad as soon as I could walk. At the beginning I suppose this was the same as millions of other lads with their fathers – all done for a bit of fun and to bond together. However it soon became apparent that I was born with a natural ability to kick a bag of wind around much better than most kids. I just loved football, playing any time I wasn’t made to do something else such as school or eating and washing. At the age of seven I was selected for the school team, playing with 10-year-olds. Although they were bigger than me, I was still quick enough to get away from them and score goals.”