The Mike Hall Story
Mike Hall, Hamish Stuart Other books by Mike Hall, Hamish Stuart
The Mike Hall Story is one of the most fascinating books about Welsh sport. For the first time, the full, true story behind two of the biggest changes in Welsh rugby and football is told in this truly unique book.
It reveals new details about how the Cardiff City Stadium was built, the controversial role of former club owner Sam Hammam, and how close to failure the project was on many occasions.
Hall is also a former captain of Cardiff and Wales, so there are many new stories from the world of rugby - including how close Wales came to being the base for a Packer-circus style pair of professional rugby franchises in Cardiff and Swansea, rather than the current regional system.
The book gives great insight into the transition from amateur to the professional era in Welsh rugby, with stories about the controversy of that period.
But the book also follows Mike at some of his fundraising events, and shows the great work he and other rugby stars have done to raise money for Velindre Cancer Centre.
Introduction by Jonathan Davies
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"Here, for the first time, the full true story behind the biggest changes in Welsh rugby and soccer is told, including an insight into the character of the charismatic Cardiff City club owner, Sam Hamman. The Mike Hall Story is also a first-hand account of the revolutionary transition from amateur to professional rugby... Hall does not shun the great debate regarding the merits or otherwise of rugby and soccer. He concedes that the balance has shifted from the former to the latter. In fact, he fears for the future of rugby but is confident about the future of soccer." - Lyn Ebenezer, Gwales
"'Mike Hall has put together an excellent account of his rollercoaster journeys through rugby, football, the media and property development. Riveting.'" - John T Morris, Cambria Magazine