Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!

Former professional footballer, Tony Kelly lost it all, but he stands today as someone who is unbreakable! Having lost over £500,000, his house and eventually his partner, Tony refused to be broken and fought back.

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This is the tragic story of Tony Kelly’s battle with a gambling addiction and how he won that battle.

Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!

THE SOCCER STAR WHO LOST EVERYTHING TO GAMBLING

Former professional footballer, Tony Kelly lost it all, but he stands today as someone who is unbreakable! Having lost over £500,000, his house and eventually his partner, Tony refused to be broken and fought back.

Through years of pain and suffering, somehow, Tony managed to turn his life around in a positive way, and his journey from disaster to redemption and triumph is nothing short of amazing. Tony has literally been to hell and back, but through family and friends support, professional help, his renewed faith and sheer courage, he is now in a position to help others, and that is something he could never have envisaged six years ago.

A tragic, yet uplifting and inspiring tale of one mans journey through gambling addiction. Its a must\-read for those who feel lost and without hope, as Tonys story is testimony that all is not lost, and that this is a bet you can win!!!

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PUBLICATION DATE: 30 April 2021

Tony’s book is available from Amazon and AMP or you can order it from your local book shop – ISBN-13: 978-1528970570

Amazon Reviews

Powerful Story of Recovery, Life, and Sports Biography of Tony Kelly!

I highly recommend everyone to read this book, especially the men if they are soccer fans.

They will really enjoy this book.

Amazon Customer

Tony Kelly's Story 'Red Card'

THE SOCCER STAR WHO LOST EVERYTHING TO GAMBLING

Nyrere Anthony Kelly was football crazy from the age of seven. At sixteen he was the youngest ever player in the first team at Bristol City. In his twenties, Tony turned professional and went on to play for clubs such as Stoke City, Cardiff City, Leyton Orient and Bury in the second and third divisions of the Football League. He also enjoyed a spell playing for a team in Sweden.

Unfortunately, his blossoming soccer career was marred by a series of mishaps and misdeeds which drove him to disaster. Ruined by an addiction to gambling, he lost his job, his career, his partner and all of his money.

Now he has written his story. As Kelly puts it, to “invite the public, my family and my friends into my secret hell of racism, despair, depression, stardom, gambling addiction and ultimately self-destruction”.

Red Card is a tragic yet uplifting story of a sportsman’s battle with his demons, on and off the pitch. He talks about his problem gambling and the book here in this interview on 6 Towns Radio.

Interview 6 Towns Radio

The PFA support Tony’s book, Red Card: The Soccer Star Who Lost It All To Gambling, as well as the work Tony Kelly does to promote AWARENESS, EDUCATION AND PREVENTION of problem gambling.

Mereo New Book: Press Release

A professional footballer’s true-life revelations about the gambling hell which destroyed his career, damaged his relationships and left him with debts in excess of £100K
This frank, shocking and powerfully-moving account is supported by a grant from the Professional Footballer’s Association. (PUBLICATION DATE: MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2013)

PUBLICATION DATE: MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2013

Tony’s book is available from Amazon or you can order it from your local book shop – ISBN-13: 978-1492256366

Amazon Reviews

An incredibly honest account of a talented footballer ruined by his gambling addiction. The scrapes and problems he gets into. The highs and the lows. I couldn't put it down.

Amazon Customer

Tony Kelly pulls no punches in his refreshingly honest account of a dream realised and then lost. Although this is the story of his descent into gambling addiction it is also a tale of hope as he comes out the other side determined to prevent others from going down the same path.

Amazon Customer

A fantastic read. A good blend of humour and serious issues. Hoping it inspires our young people who have gambling problems to face them head on and get help. Well done Tony and wish you well for the future.

Amazon Customer

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