Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley, Mankind, WWF

By Mick Foley, Mankind, WWF

Mick Foley is a pleasant guy, a kinfolk guy who loves leisure parks and consuming ice cream in mattress. So the best way to clarify these jap demise suits in jewelry with explosives, golden thumbtacks and barbed twine rather than rope? The second-degree burn tissue? And the lacking ear that used to be ripped off in the course of a bout-in which he saved battling? this is an intimate glimpse into Mick Foley's brain, his historical past, his paintings and what a few may name his pathology. Now with an advantage bankruptcy summarizing the earlier 15 months-from his adventure as a bestselling writer via his parting strategies earlier than his ultimate fit. A story of blood, sweat, tears and extra blood-all in his personal words-straight from the twisted genius in the back of Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind.

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Scorer: Baker. Referee: M. Fussey (Retford). Attendance: 30,829. That was my first game for Wolverhampton Wanderers, and it was to be the last game for Wolves of a great favourite of the fans, Peter Broadbent, who was soon transferred to Shrewsbury. This was also the day I was to embark on a 30-year relationship with Wolves. The programme for that Boxing Day game does not include my name, of course. Pat Buckley was down to play outside-left, but it does contain an item of interest in the shape of an article written by Ivan Sharpe.

The line up that day: Wolves: Davies, Thomson, G. Harris, Flowers, Woodfield, Miller, Wharton, Broadbent, Crawford, Kemp, Wagstaffe. Villa: Withers, Lee, Aitken, Wylie, Sleeuwenhoek, Pountney, Baker, Stobart, Hateley, Woosnam, Macleod. Scorer: Baker. Referee: M. Fussey (Retford). Attendance: 30,829. That was my first game for Wolverhampton Wanderers, and it was to be the last game for Wolves of a great favourite of the fans, Peter Broadbent, who was soon transferred to Shrewsbury. This was also the day I was to embark on a 30-year relationship with Wolves.

No airs and graces, his name just about summed him up: plain Joe Wilson. Sharing a room with him, as I did on our 1966 summer trip to Switzerland, was an education. In a newly-built hotel, Ernie Hunt and I found ourselves billeted with Joe in one of the suites that slept three people. The television in the room was itself a novelty in those days, but there was something else we had not yet come across in the 1960s – a fridge full of drink. Joe stood next to the fridge like a sentry on duty. ‘Now listen, you two,’ he said.

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