No Smoke, No Fire: The Autobiography of Dave Jones

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Dave Jones is one of the most respected managers in football, who took Cardiff City to the FA Cup final, Wolves to the Premier League, and Stockport to their highest ever league position. But few fans, if any, could possibly identify with the anguish and turmoil that blighted his life. A staunch family man and loving father of four children, Dave's world was turned upside down when, while manager of Premier League Southampton, out of the blue he was charged with child abuse relating to his time working as a care worker. As he fought to clear his name from these totally false allegations, supported by his loyal wife Ann, who will also reveal her thoughts, Dave lost his job and, tragically, his father. What he didn't lose was his determination to tell his side of the story, even in the face of threats from those who sought to finish him. Now, in unprecedented detail, Dave reveals the effect the traumatic episode had on him and his family, identifies those he believes were responsible - and explains how, against all the odds, he picked up the pieces and resumed a highly successful managerial career.

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Dave Jones is an English football manager previously in charge of Cardiff City. Andrew Warshaw is one of the UK's most experienced and versatile freelance football journalists. He is also a regular contributor to Talksport and other broadcasting outlets.

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"This is a story both terrifying - there, but for the grace of God, go any of us - and inspiring. Dave Jones, a manager gifted enough to be on course for a glittering career, found himself cast into a nightmare by unfounded allegations from the past. Aided by heart-wrenching contributions from his loyal wife Ann, a tale of how deep cynicism was ultimately defeated by justice is brilliantly told by Jones, now back in the game and confirming the potential that was so cruelly hampered, in long and riveting conversations with his trusted confidant, the journalist Andrew Warshaw." -Patrick Barclay, chief football commentator, The Times; "David Jones suffered an injustice that not only destroyed his blossoming football career, it did its damnedest to destroy his life, his family and even his freedom. This is a compelling story of how a decent, dignified and honourable man can be taken to the abyss through no fault of his own but somehow find the strength, courage and sheer belief to fight back against all the odds. It's a story of evil accusation, rumour, innuendo and then ultimately defiance that strikes right at the heart of football and humanity in equal measure. Its telling is long overdue. David Jones is the sort of person who would want his experience to act as a deterrent for the future, a lesson for police authorities and social services to think twice before hurtling headlong into the twisted persecution of an innocent man. For David Jones' sake, read his harrowing story and judge for yourself how the system betrayed him - but mercifully failed to crush one of life's true gentlemen." -Mike Dunn, Sports Editor, The Sun; "The way the book is written with both Dave and his wife Ann giving their thoughts and feelings makes their story an even more heartwarming account of an incredible journey. It is definitely not a normal football book, but well worth a read." -Gabby Logan, Radio 5live

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