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Fowler: My Autobiography

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Pronounced as the greatest goalscoring talent since Jimmy Greaves, 17-year old Robbie Fowler was immediately catapulted to fame and fortune. The thin, baby-faced Toxteth lad was now a millionaire, an idol, and inspiration to every kid who kicked a soccer ball. Yet his incredible potential was never quite realized. Injuries and persistent rumors of drug abuse and depression ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Pan Macmillan (first published 2005)
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Brian Onaissy
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I chose to read this book, at the same time with Bill Shankly's biogarphy, because each of these men, were influential figures in Liverpool, plus they both are heroes, each in his own time. This book reflects the life of a normal English boy, who went from playing football on the streets, to become the first teenage millilonare (in football), how it affected him on and off the pitch, positively and negatively, and how he handled the fame and fortune, and the flaws that accompany it, from drug ab ...more
Sep 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Whilst I've always liked Fowler and found much of the content interesting and honest, I was bored with the repetition in this book.

Fowler often starts a chapter repeating almost word for word the last comments of the previous chapter (almost as though the reader will have forgotten it when turning the page). He also goes on too long with his criticism of certain characters. Whilst I have no doubt his portrayal of Houllier is accurate, did he really need to devote an entire chapter to him?

would h
Apr 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Captures a period of upheaval in pro football as the new era of the premier league rocketed the economics into the stratosphere, changing the game in many ways. Robbie, a huge hero to me, was the kid from Toxteth who rode this wave of insanity. He comes across as bitter and unprofessional at times, but as he points out it was a unique experience that would have freaked out anyone and it seems wrong to judge him too harshly. You're still God to me Robbie and was brilliant to see you play in welli ...more
Apr 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
So my overall feeling on finishing this book is probably something the same as Robbies...bitterness towards Houllier (& Phil Thompson - Liverpool legend that he is) for forcing him out of Anfield the first time round. You really can't help thinking what might've been...
Ryan Yung
Oct 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Very interesting look into fowlers life and career. The what ifs as usual for what could've been England's most prolific goalscorer. I felt the writing style was a tad too casual and a few too many swear words were used. As a Fowler fan though, I found this a great read. Great man.
Chris Harrison
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ok but comes across as having a major chip on his shoulder over Owen and Rooney and how they have taken his young prodigy mantle
Oct 10, 2009 rated it liked it
Fowler is my favorite player, but he is very bitter toward Gerd and Thomo in this book.
Aug 09, 2011 added it
"We all live in a Robbie Fowler house, a Robbie Fowler house, a Robbie Fowler house"
Aizzuddin Muis
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
I need personal enlightenment on the nose strips, Robbie, so here goes nothing.
Aug 23, 2014 rated it liked it
In a word CRAP !!!!
Leo .
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book Robbie lad. Liverpool legend.🐯👍
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