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Anton Johnson - A Driven Life
By Raymond Stone + Ant Gavin Smits

Series Description:

An Outrageous, Unbelievable (but True!) Story of a Business Magician

Anton Johnson lifts the lid on secrets behind football’s boardroom doors (as a football club’s owner).

He kept a lion for a pet, kept two crocodiles in a nightclub, was nearly drowned by a squib, and once tied to a tree by a bull!

Anton Johnson has rubbed shoulders with the famous and infamous, including Margaret Thatcher and Reggie Kray, plus many sports and entertainment personalities.

From humble beginnings as a butcher’s son, he carved a career in entertainments, farming, pub and club management.

He realized a dream to own a football club, but corruption and boardroom back-stabbing turned that dream into a nightmare. Anton was in the way when he refused to bend the rules for those putting personal profit before football.
He lost everything, but left a football legacy that no one is likely to match.

True to form, The Showman bounced back and made a fortune again. No-one can put him down.

His charity and sponsorship work spans a lifetime, including as a volunteer at the 2012 Olympics.

This is truly a great, inspiring story of a man who would not give up.

Category/Genre(s): Nonfiction, Essays/Columns, Humor
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing









Series Description:

An Outrageous, Unbelievable (but True!) Story of a Business Magician

Anton Johnson lifts the lid on secrets behind football’s boardroom doors (as a football club’s owner).

He kept a lion for a pet, kept two crocodiles in a nightclub, was nearly drowned by a squib, and once tied to a tree by a bull!

Anton Johnson has rubbed shoulders with the famous and infamous, including Margaret Thatcher and Reggie Kray, plus many sports and entertainment personalities.

From humble beginnings as a butcher’s son, he carved a career in entertainments, farming, pub and club management.

He realized a dream to own a football club, but corruption and boardroom back-stabbing turned that dream into a nightmare. Anton was in the way when he refused to bend the rules for those putting personal profit before football.
He lost everything, but left a football legacy that no one is likely to match.

True to form, The Showman bounced back and made a fortune again. No-one can put him down.

His charity and sponsorship work spans a lifetime, including as a volunteer at the 2012 Olympics.

This is truly a great, inspiring story of a man who would not give up.

Category/Genre(s): Nonfiction, Essays/Columns, Humor
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing