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Born to Score

Born to Score [Kindle Edition]

Dwight Yorke
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`He's got so much stuff to tell, on the likes of Jordan, Fergie and Keano, that I reckon he could do ten books, let alone one. He was a great lad at Villa and always had a smile on his face. I think I now know why'
--The Times

`Some genuinely touching moments'
-- The New Paper

'Born to Score is funny, outrageous, raw, and totally honest.'
--The League Magazine

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Dwight Yorke has been one of the most successful and prolific goalscorers in the Premier League's history over the past decade. He was known first at Aston Villa and then Manchester United for his permanent smile, smoothness and flair - and for making headlines both on and off the pitch. He was a key member of Manchester United's treble-winning 1999 season and formed a deadly strike parterships with Andy Cole. His subsequent clubs have been Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney FC and Sunderland. Yorke came to be seen as the epitome of a young, successful, rich lifestyle, and he makes no apology for doing what a lot of young, single men would have done with sporting prowess, adulation and money. But it was his relationship with Katie Price (Jordan) among others which propelled him onto the gossip pages. He's the father of their son Harvey, and he talks for the first time about the hurt of being branded a bad dad who didn't care. Having never spoken out before, Dwight, nearing retirement, wants to tell his side, and from the heart. It's the story of a boy who followed his football dreams from Tobago's white beaches to England's lush stadia and who, having been given a miraculous second chance to live aged two, risked losing everything he held dear. This is his fascinating story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1037 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Unabridged edition (10 Feb 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GK22G6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #117,204 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Scorer 23 Oct 2009
The sensational parts of this book have received extensive publicity in the pages of the News of the World. Roy Keane suggested Yorke's motive for penning an autobiography may be a shortage of money. However, Yorke ends his story expressing the hope that a club would provide him with one final season, hope which disappeared in 2009. He might have been better staying in Australia rather than returning for one last hurrah with Sunderland.

The book's title was chosen to match Yorke's playboy image. Birds, Booze and Bed seem to have been his main form of relaxation. When he wasn't playing on the pitch he was playing around off it, most recently with two women before the pregnancy of one made him decide where his responsibilities lay. He also had a well publicised relationship with Katie Price which resulted in the birth of his first son. Price accused Yorke of showing a lack of interest in the boy, who has a variety of disabilities, an accusation which Yorke denies. He considers Price's behaviour to be the main cause of the unresolved friction between them. In addition, he states he was willing to undertake a DNA test to prove (rather than disprove) he was the lad's father but decided to accept his paternity rather than undertake the test.

For those who are interested in celebrity gossip Yorke provides not only chapter and verse but commas and full stops about the various liaisons he did - and did not - have, claiming to have acted as a go between for a number of Manchester United's married players on numerous occasions. There's tales of hiding under beds, Katie Price denying him sex on their first night together while other conquests would be amazed by his ability to get out of bed "after sex to do a hundred sit-ups or press-ups".
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3.0 out of 5 stars One-sided??? 15 Jun 2013
I was given this book by a friend in a bundle of books and it has sat under the coffee table well over a year gathering dust. Before I continue I have to admit I have NO interest in football, what so ever, so really cannot believe I picked it up to start reading. Likewise, even more reason to not read... I have NO interest in 'celebs' and their 'interesting lifes'... mine is more interesting in most cases. So far, not a good read for me??!!

Anyway, whilst I did read it, I found it marginally interesting although (of course) one-sided. He is very bitter towards Jordan and her reluctance in allowing him to be a father to Harvey.... hang on, when a man and a woman have sex, SOMETIMES babies appear... if you don't love/plan to have children, then wear a condom. In the book he 'brags' about how easy it was to have casual sex with tonnes of woman... we know he didn't use a condom with Jordan... did he with the other dozens of women??? Aids/STD's????? Hmmmmmmmmmmm!!

All through the book I repeatedly asked my husband "what do all these women see in him??"... husband's answer "money". Goodness me, some women are so shallow. The football side of the book was okay, but I felt he was purely using the book as a platform for acknowledging and praising his 'matey mates' or a way to rant about people he obviously has an issue with.

Read if you want to remove the dust-collector under the coffee table!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Man Yorkie 8 Jan 2010
By Gav
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is an Excellent read, Some Stories that leave you Amazed. this man has had the life that most of us can only dream of, Some of the stories about the football and the Women He Bedded are Hilarious, Only Yorkie Could do it, Highly RECOMMEND
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