From the Introduction: To quote Forrest Gump, a film our son Richard dearly loved: Life is like a box of chocolates. You never kw what you might get. This book has been dedicated to, and celebrates the life and career of, our son Richard Butcher, a professional footballer who sadly passed away at the age of just twenty-nine on 10th January 2011. His tragic death was a shock to many. Footballing friends, including managers, have contributed to this true story, which will take you on an emotional rollercoaster from Richard's early years through to the ups and downs of his football career and then to his death and the fallout of his passing. The tragedy of this true story will break your heart, but the love and humour also shine through. Once you pick up the book, you will find it difficult to put down. Whether you're a lover of football or t, this emotional, heartfelt book will grab hold of you and won't let go. Purchasing a copy also supports up-and-coming young footballers. The money raised goes towards a fantastic project called 'Project 21', which was Richard's last shirt number and has w been retired by Macclesfield Football Club. Support the footballers of tomorrow by grabbing your copy of this book w!