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Hard Man, Hard Knocks Hardcover – 21 Oct 2004


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Celluloid (21 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954596110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954596118
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 770,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A definite highlight...given the refreshingly honest way Yorath tells his tale, it stands out from the crowd of usual life-stories. -- Yorkshire Evening Post, December 10, 2004

Football churns out its fair share of trite, formulaic autobiographies. The same cannot be said for this painfully honest offering. -- Daily Post, December 24, 2004

If most autobiographies are exercises in self-justification, this is more of a confessional...an unpretentious story couched instead in fluent football-speak. -- When Saturday Comes February 2005

Synopsis

The autobiography of Terry Yorath, the former Welsh football captain and manager, is a candid account of his turbulent life on and off the pitch - including the death of his 15-year-old son, Daniel, in 1992. The father of TV presenter, Gaby Logan, Terry Torath is currently Huddersfield Town's assistant manager. The book contains a foreward by Ryan Giggs

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Dec. 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is more than your usual tale of a former footballer wallowing in the nostalgia of past achievements. This is about the real life experiences of a footballer turned manager, who along the way of life's rich tapestry suffered the loss of his son and his marriage. Add to this a high profile drink drive case and you have ingredients for a totally absorbing read.
The author has approached the subject matter in a logical and open manner. Without a doubt this Grahame Lloyds best effort in a career of sports writing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D Williams on 26 July 2005
Format: Hardcover
Terry Yorath was one of Wales' great football players and probably the greatest manager the national side of Wales has had in recent decades. This book deals with many of footballs tragedies where Terry was involved, the Bradford City Stadium fire in the 1980's, the rise and fall of the Welsh national side which narrowly failed to reach the 1994 world cup, and most devastating of all, the loss of Terry's young son whilst playing football in his garden back in 1992. It is clear that Terry never loses the focus of describing the pain that he felt at the time and which he still feels today at losing his son at a young age. This book is a truly heart felt opinion on life's ups and downs of a true Welsh national hero, and is an inspiration for people who have suffered heart felt loss. A superb read for all.
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By Fanch Gaume on 14 Jun. 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Terry Yorath is the absolute hero of Welsh football. He captained the only Welsh national team to qualify for the European Championships, back in 1975 for that decisive game versus Austria, and then in the round-robin quarter finals versus the late Yugoslavia. Terry was an inspiration on the park and still is off it today. He was a mighty football player and he is a great man. This book is a must read.
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