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A Year in the Centre Paperback – 4 May 2006


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (4 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844880796
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844880799
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,196,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brian O'Driscoll was born in Dublin in 1979. At 21 he scored a hat-trick of tries against France, and at 23 he was made captain of Ireland. He is already Ireland's all-time leading try-scorer. In 2001 he was a first-string player on the Lions tour of Australia, and in 2005 he captained the Lions on their tour of New Zealand.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "pen19" on 27 Feb. 2006
Format: Hardcover
Fantastic read - very easy to read too.
Diary form of BOD's 2005 year with Leinster, Ireland and as Captain of the Lions. A good review of the year - in his own words which makes a change from Sportstars employing 'ghost writers'. O'Driscoll gives his honest views on the matches, the outcomes and his feelings at the time. From the high's of winning matches and getting the Lion's captaincy to the lows of losing the 6 Nations to the all time low of his shoulder injury at the start of his Lions campaign.
O'Driscoll is always frank with his oppinions on all manner of subjects - reading it is a bit like sitting down and having a chat with him over a pint - but at no point does he ever slate anyone individually. Makes a good change from other sports autobiog's where it seems they have to rip into someone to get sales.
If you are after a book which goes into technical rugby speak and analysis of matches, this probably isn't the book for you. However, any rugby fan will appreciate the inside look into one of the worlds best centre's life along with the tales of the locker room banter. Some good photo's too of the year.
A great ambassador for the sport, a pleasure to watch what ever shirt he's wearing (& I'm an England supporter!)and a cracking first time author too.
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By C. Norton on 4 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
I was unsure what this book would be like given that BOD is such a shy character, but was suprised and impressed by the standard of honesty and writing in it. I would definitely recommend it as a read. I would have liked if he had discussed the other Irish players a bit more, this was bit superficial, but was balanced by his analysis of the 'incident' in NZ.
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Format: Paperback
Very informative and quite inspirational for budding Rugby players! He is the Man of the Moment!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Welsh Dragon on 17 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
Brian O'Driscoll is probably the greatest outside-centre in world rugby today, and undoubtedly has ability as a team leader.
However, this book left me with the impression that he's a boring bloke with very little of interest to say.
His occasional columns in The Observer newspaper are inoffensive and never say anything that isn't blindingly obvious, and he transfers this style to this book.
He heaps praise on everyone apart from Tana Umanga and Keven Mealamu (for obvious reasons), and is sycophantic towards the likes of Clive Woodward becomes silly after a while.
He doesn't talk about his very obvious rift with Gavin Henson (which erupted during the period covered in the book).
The only person he DOES criticise in any depth is Declan Kidney, who is now his coach at Ireland and led them to the Grand Slam in 2009! Ridiculous!
I ended this book feeling I had learnt very little I didn't already know, and that he was ultimately a very dull man to be around.
I much preferred Marcus Stead's book, 'In BOD We Trust', which, although contains a few too many match reports for some people's lining, nevertheless tells us something about some of the characters and people that have helped shaped his life.
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