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3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Full of stories, this is the candid autobiography of England football legend, Jimmy Greaves.
Paperback, 560 pages
Published 2004 by Time Warner (first published August 25th 2003)
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Aug 21, 2009 Jak rated it it was amazing
I usually don’t bother too much with the football books and autobiogs as footballers rarely have anything interesting to say or deliver any great insight into what goes on at a club. However, Greavsie bucks that trend in some style.

By far and away it’s one of the best football books I have read and delivers a great insight into how football was in the ‘old days’ (50’s/60’s) and how things changed during the 80’s and 90’s. Furthermore, it also gives a brief glimpses as to how society changed duri
Jun 22, 2012 Simon rated it really liked it
A very likeable personality who was a total goal machine, he could have achieved much more than he did, though he undoubtedly had a great career. His stark honesty about the alcoholism, together with his pleasing recovery then his celebrity status as a pundit, is captivating to read, and it feels like a happy ending. Good work, Greavsie.
Leonard Entwistle
The best football biog I've read. Well written, atmospheric, takes you back to pre-premier league/Sky tv football - the good & bad old days. Would certainly have loved to have seen Jimmy play. Wonder what his old sparring partner Saint's biog is like?
Jan 31, 2017 Marco rated it really liked it
One of the better, more memorable football biographies out there. Jimmy shares his highs and his very low lows and comes across as a likable guy. Its well written and shows you how football has changed over the years, not necessarily for the better. I would recommend it to fans of the genre.
C Beard
Jun 05, 2015 C Beard rated it it was amazing
Just excellent. Funny, serious, sad, the whole lot. Greaves pulls no punches in this autobiography, nor does he hide anything or attempt to make things better than they were. One of the best biographies I have ever read.
Sep 04, 2014 Paul rated it it was amazing
Excellent read - recommended.
Jan 19, 2010 Ipswichblade rated it liked it
A good autobiography of Jimmy Greaves life especially the post football part
How 2 approach football...
This is a great insight into a footballer's life in the 50s, 60s and 70s before the Premiership and huge salaries. It's also lovely to read of an alcoholic who has come back from the brink.
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Enjoyable read, lots of good memories.
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