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How Football Saved My Life [Hardcover]

Alan Stubbs
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29 Aug 2013
The day had gone badly: Celtic had just lost to their Old Firm rivals Rangers in the 1999 Scottish Cup final, and now Alan Stubbs had to provide a sample for a random drugs test. Little did he know, but it would help save his life...The results of the test showed he had testicular cancer, and suddenly, at the age of 27 and at the peak of fitness, he realised that he had the biggest battle of his life in front of him. In this compelling and moving memoir, Stubbs recalls his despair at the time and explains how, with the support of family, friends and fans as well as terrific doctors, he pulled through to resume his career at the top. And what a career it was. First he helped Bolton Wanderers climb up two divisions to reach the Premier League in 1995. The following season, he moved to Celtic for a record fee, helping them to break the stranglehold on the league title held by Rangers. After recovering from cancer, he moved to Everton, his hometown club, where he would spend most of the rest of his playing career, lining up alongside (among others) an ageing Paul Gascoigne and an emerging Wayne Rooney. A knee injury forced him to retire in 2008, but he is now on the coaching staff at Everton. A player who has seen the game at all levels, he has also had to contend with the most shocking challenges in life, which makes his story an unmissable read.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (29 Aug 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471128334
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471128332
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A moving story of one of football s most inspiring characters' --Scotsman

About the Author

Alan Stubbs was born on Merseyside in 1971 and played the majority of his career for Bolton Wanderers, Celtic and Everton. In 1999, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer but fought back to resume his playing career, eventually retiring in 2008. He now works on the coaching staff at Everton.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars true proffessional 7 Feb 2014
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it shows you can beat the dreaded "big C" as i have twice. i am an Everton supporter too and love biographies
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5.0 out of 5 stars How Football Saved My Life 15 Sep 2013
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A great read for Bolton, Celtic, Everton and all football fans everywhere and an inspirational book for anyone fighting cancer or with friends or family who are fighting cancer. Don't let Testicular Cancer win.
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WOW... This is a VERY MOVING+EMOTIONAL "LIFE" STORY By "OUR FAMOUS BLUE-LEGEND, ALAN STUBBS".
"TOM BROMLEY" (a Publisher & Author+Writer) Worked with "ALAN STUBBS" On This BOOK.
This Fantastic BOOK Contains Wonderful Colourful-Photographs & Over 260 Pages.
Which is Suitable for ALL "EVERTON Fc & CELTIC Fans" & Those COLLECTER`S of FOOTBALL MERCHANDISE.
I would Say That This Book`s Suitable Reading For Teenager`s & Above.
(The Only Down-Side is That "Some-Younger Reader`s" may Struggle with Some-of-the Books Content.)
There`s a Really Lovely, Colourful Sleeve-(Front,Back & Spine), which Looks Fantastic On Any Display Unit+BookShelf.
This Is a MUST BUY for Every "EVERTON Fc, CELTIC & ALL Fans of FOOTBALL. XXXX
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming and inspirational read 30 Jun 2014
By Derek
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Great read by a dedicated and very brave guy, wish him every success in his new role of manager of Hibernian FC. He certainly deserves it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If Stubbsy Scores 18 Jun 2014
By BenzDad
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Does Hibbo riot? I REALLY liked this book. I had no expectations and whipped through it quickly - some interesting info about Stubbsy's return to the grand old team and some insights into football. Recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring story well told 2 Jun 2014
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Very good read. He tells his story in a direct and honest manner. I don't follow any of the teams he played for but I still found this an engrossing read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How football saved my life by alan stubbs 2 Mar 2014
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A great book could not put it down a great read. Would recommend it to anyone in to football great..
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book 26 Nov 2013
By Paul
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This is an excellent read and brought back so many memories for me. A few tears from a 47 year old blue as Alan goes through his cancer battles but overall enjoyed every chapter. Thanks for writing it Alan. NSNO
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