- Taschenbuch: 336 Seiten
- Verlag: Penguin; Auflage: New Ed (31. Juli 2003)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0141009810
- ISBN-13: 978-0141009810
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 18 x 11,3 x 2,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 493.037 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Keane: The Autobiography (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. September 2004
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The most talked about, written about and argued over sports autobiography of 2002, Keane: the Autobiography does not disappoint. This story of Manchester United and Ireland captain Roy Keane's brilliant and controversial career, written in collaboration with Irish journalist and former professional footballer Eamon Dunphy, crackles with score-settling vigour.
It presents a revisionist view of a life in football that has had tabloid editors rubbing their hands with glee almost from the moment the fiery, confrontational midfielder made his British debut for Nottingham Forest under arch eccentric Brian Clough right through to his sensational bust-up with international boss Mick McCarthy and subsequent departure from the 2002 Irish World Cup squad on the eve of the finals.
Amid all the wrangling and point-scoring Dunphy and Keane have written a rags-to-riches review of Keane's journey from a poor, battling background in Cork to the £50k a week highlife at Old Trafford. It's very entertaining, although an independent biographer would doubtless have put a less heroic spin on proceedings.
The two key headline-grabbing stories--the war with McCarthy and the allegedly deliberate injuring of Alfie Haaland--read somewhat differently in the book from the way they did in the papers. Make no mistake about it, Keane is frank about his own failings, franker about the failings of others and prepared to spill the beans to some extent about being the odd-man-out in the Old Trafford glam-fest. But this is very much his side of the story. --Alex Hankin -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
From a Cork childhood to the World Cup finals, the story of football's toughest competitor. Love him or hate him, Roy Keane is the inspiration behind Manchester United FC's success over the past nine years. A relentless, aggressive midfield general, Keane has epitomized United's winning approach on the field - at times bringing him into trouble with referees, other managers and, of course, the Football Association. He's also been in trouble off the pitch as well, and it's good to see that these incidents have not been omitted. This book is bound to sell in huge quantities in the red half of Manchester, as well as the whole of Dublin, but United's national - and international - appeal to millions will ensure bumper sales figures for Penguin. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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I really enjoyed the first half of the book and flew through it. Fairly repetitive about his love of a drink and frustrations with needing to supply tickets to family and friends and disdain with the set up he faced at international level with Ireland which in the end could well be contrived to justify what eventually transpired at the 2002 World Cup. Written in a pretty basic style but interesting nonetheless. It then just got darker and darker as he got older, sustained injuries and became embroiled in controversy eg. brooding desire to get square with Alfie Haaland which he eventually does with tragic consequences, fight with Mick McCarthy leading to walkout / sacking from the Irish national squad.
I was left just feeling sorry for him. Reading the book has markedly changed my view of him for the worse. Despite having recoiled at many of his actions on the field over the years, I was drawn to his honesty as this is a quality I admire and is rare in people in the public eye. I now just hope he can find a way to transform his life and learn to let go. He seems to hold on to so much. A bit of meditation could go a long way to help him learn to find some peace in this life.
I like how he got to where he is now. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is a soccer fanatic!
Keane has been criticized for writing this book because he is blunt in his assesments of people and situations. However, this is the strength of the book, because if Keane had watered it down to be "PC," then the reader wouldn't hear what Keane really thinks.
Nobody will agree with all of Keane's thoughts, that is a given, but it is interesting to see his development as a player and person. This book provides the football fan with a glimpse into the mind of a superstar, and whether you like Roy Keane or not, it is a very good read that is enjoyable and insightful.