Small in stature, red-haired and fiery Alan was one of the most easily recognized players of his generation. Fans on the terraces and teammates immediately took to his whole-hearted enthusiasm and never-say-die attitude. Alan is a fighterwhether overcoming his diminutive size and young age to become a professional soccer player, to the rejection he repeatedly faced as a club manager. Now Alan faces the toughest battle of life. Both his wife and daughter have been diagnosed with cancer and he is being challenged in ways that the public can only imagine.