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  • "A Wonderful and truly Inspirational..."

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    I read a glowing review of this book in the magazine When Saturday Comes a while back and have been on the lookout for it since then.



    This inspirational tale takes you through the life of a die hear football fan who wants nothing more but to play for his beloved Man City. He starts to live the dream by not only playing for them and being handed the captaincy at a very young age. He is involved with England under 21’s and is touted as a future England captain but sadly serious reoccurring injury and some extremely badly managed operations prematurely end his career. The story follows through the good times and the bad and I was gripped from start to finish.



    The Authors passion and honesty throughout is obvious and I would recommend this to any football fan or anyone that has suffered from depression. The author narrates the book and as you would expect, being a footballer not an actor, he stumbles with words every now and again but I actually found this added authenticity to the story as you could hear all the the emotion in his voice as he relives the highs and lows of his life.



    I would firmly put this In the top 5 football books and would whole heartedly recommend it. 5/5



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    I'm Not Really Here: A Life of Two Halves

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    • By Paul Lake
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    Paul Lake was Manchester born, a City fan from birth. His footballing talent was spotted at a young age and, in 1983, he signed coveted schoolboy forms for City. Only a short time later he was handed the team captaincy. An international career soon beckoned and, after turning out for the England under-21 and B teams, he received a call-up to the England training camp for Italia '90.

    Ms. J. Gartland says: "Compelling story of a childhood hero."
  • "Outstandingly funny book!"

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    I listen to quite a lot of autobiographies and this is by far and away one of the funniest. I consumed this book in two sittings while driving between Brighton, Plymouth and Cardiff for work. Danny Bakers story made my humongous journey simply fly by, the only down side was trying not to crash when the book made me laugh out loud do many times. This is an outstandingly funny book from an extremely interesting man. Can’t wait for part 2!

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    Going to Sea in a Sieve

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    Born in 1957 in Deptford, south London, Danny's first job after dropping out of school at the age of 15 was in One Stop Records, a small record shop in London's West End, frequented by Elton John and Mick Jagger, a store rather like the one in High Fidelity.

    MR says: "The best one I have heard so far"
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