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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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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
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?
Excellent read - recommended.
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.
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.
A good autobiography of Jimmy Greaves life especially the post football part
Enjoyable read, lots of good memories.
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