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Football: My Life, My Passion

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Summary

Graeme Souness is a Glasgow Rangers icon and a Liverpool legend in the same bracket as Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

He has racked up getting on for 50 years in and around the world of professional football. The game has been his life and his enduring passion.

Souness has written a perceptive and opinionated autobiography. It chronicles one of the most successful and colourful careers in the history of British football. But it also provides an intriguing assessment of the game which has dominated his existence, drawing extensively on his incredibly rich and varied experiences as a player, manager and pundit.

The result is a shrewd, incisive and hard-hitting memoir, at times tinged with hindsight and regret, which also grapples with many of the major talking points affecting the game today. It is shot through with Souness' trademark tenacity and wisdom and with fantastic anecdotes from his glittering career.

In many ways, Football: My Life, My Passion is the story of the last half century of British football writ large.

©2017 Graeme Souness (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Not what I was expecting

I was really looking forward to this book but was left disappointed. Too little detail for such a distinguished playing career and lengthy managerial career. Glosses over massive achievements and historic nights and spends too much time meandering about his general thoughts on the state of the game today and current players.

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Very good but skimps over certain sections

Very interesting views on his career along with football as a whole. Only drawback is that he doesn't go into much detail about certain parts of his career, which takes away from the story a bit.

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Very little. Very disappointing as it was a skim of the surface account. So much left unsaid.

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Not bad

Not a bad book, his passion for sport and winning comes through clear as day, very honest book

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great listen

great listen about a great player/manager at rangers and liverpool.would recommend to any football fans

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honest and suprisingly reflective

this is a well narrated book by the legendary captain of Liverpool and Scotland. He is typically forthright about his time as a player and later as a manager and is rightly proud of his success both on the pitch and the dugout. I was surprised to find a level of reflection and candidness about his troubled spell as Liverpool manager and later at Newcastle and some of the reasons he laid out were reasonable. All in all a very enjoyable book by a man who whatever view you take of his personality was one of the best midfielders ever.

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Legend

Everything I expected from a footballing giant. Passion and Confidence brilliantly portrayed in his book......loved it.

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Not the best book

Alot of the book is about Souness trying to justify himself for his past actions. Tends to waffle about things too much and just only skims on stories. Was expecting more.

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Great story by a legend of Liverpool and football

Really honestly and inspirational story and he shares many of his experiences in football band life . A very interesting read

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very interesting

loved it souness says it as it is no bullshit once a blue always a blue