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Who Ate All The Pies? The Life and Times of Mick Quinn

Who Ate All The Pies? The Life and Times of Mick Quinn [Kindle Edition]

Mick Quinn , Oliver Harvey
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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"A rags-to-riches story featuring a scouse scally with a heart of gold." (The Independent)

"An outrageous biography devoted to the life and times in which the naff, naughty and nefarious come together in buttock-clenching fashion." (Scotland on Sunday)

"Top autobiography from one of football’s true lads" (Nuts)

"A cheeky but brilliant read." (Shoot Monthly)

Book Description

The autobiography of notorious naughty boy of football – and later horse racing – Mick Quinn

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 773 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Digital; New Ed edition (31 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006H4C75E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,145 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You fat b****** 15 May 2003
Mick Quinn is not a footballer one would associate with greatness; a few seasons at Newcastle, and a few at Coventry, but this autobiography is a great insight into the life of one of the greatest goalscorers in British Football.
The way Mick Quinn writes is almost like a Liverpudlian Irvine Welsh, and he fits into the writers guise very well.
Throughout the book Mick (and co-writer Oliver Harvey) tell of football before it became the business it is now, he tells of his drinking and gambling habits. But in the end it was football he lived for.
A very honest, and well written book. Definitely recommend
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Micky Quinn, Thanks for reliving the memories 16 Jun. 2003
I remember Quinny at Newcastle, when we signed him I thought he was joke, when he left I felt sorry to see him go as he took with him a piece of history. Quinn was an old style centerforward and a great laugh, I watched him at the Toon and admired his tenacity, unfortunately Keegan did not so he was sent to Coventry quite literally. OK so Keegan was moving onto better things and Quinny did not fit in, but man he was great. I meet him once in the big market after the Toon were beaten one Saturday and Quinny was pretty anonymous through out the game. He was having a pint with some friends and I could not resist saying "Quinny where the hell were you today" and quick as you like he replied " I was the fat B*st*rd in the number nine shirt". That was Micky Quinn king of the one liners and scorer of many a goal. For me Quinny showed that no matter how little skill you had or how unfit you looked you could still make it as a professional footballer by doing one thing well, sticking the ball in the back of net. Micks book is pure class a fun read and will leave you wetting yourself laughing......
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's only one Micky Quinn 18 May 2007
By Miko
You dont have to like football to enjoy this book, but it helps. A great big laugh, with a few sad bits in between, Mick tells a great story, and comes across as a realy likeable, down to earth, hard working guy, who likes a laugh, women, and a pint or two! One of the best football autobiogs around.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A 'mighty' good read 3 Sept. 2007
An honest and humorous account of a cheeky scouse footballer who made the most of his natural goalscoring talents despite burning the candle at both ends.
Quinn scored goals wherever he played his football and became a cult figure at all the clubs he played at despite not exactly looking like the model athlete,hence the chant of 'who ate all the pies' by opposition supporters.
Quinn was widely regarded by most of his managers as being the most naturally gifted a goalscorer they had ever worked with and that,coupled with his self confidence and obvious love for the game earned him a decent living out of the game,well enough to go to the bookies and boozer most days anyway.
His love of a gamble and a chance to let his hair down with his mates is covered in some detail along with his attempts to become a racehorse trainer,his love of horses even stronger than his love for football.
Mick Quinn certainly lives life to the full and lives for today rather than worry too much about the future and his book,whilst not the most challenging of reads,is an entertaining one all the same.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read 19 Jan. 2009
I really liked this book. I read a lot of football players' autobiographies and most of them are about as interesting as a stale cracker. This is different. Quinn was a heavily-built striker, slow on his feet but with very quick reactions, who scored a large number of goals for unfashionable clubs or clubs that were in the doldrums when he joined them. As such, he never really gained the respect he deserved. To put it mildly, he was heavily into wine, women and gambling, and the book doesn't pull any punches when it comes to his many excesses. Thankfully he also devotes plenty of attention to the games he played in, what it felt like and what he achieved on the field -- details often lacking in similar books. I would have given this five stars but I agree with the other reviewers that there must be more to the story about the ban the Jockey Club imposed on him. In general, though, I'd highly recommend this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing alternative biography 11 July 2007
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Mr Quinn enjoyed the trappings of a footballer, money, booze, women, beting and horses. And he played football as well. What makes this unusual is that the focus is on the bit of football you don't often read about, the sex, the injuries caused by clowning around, the jokes and enjoying life to the full. A light but honest touch with a bit of family tragedy thrown in just when we get too comfortable.
Well worth reading as an alternative to the usual footballer biography but it does have its down side. Quinn does repeat himself a lot and there are areas (such as mentioned by a previous reviewer) that he does not explore in sufficient detail. I would have liked to had a better view on the Jocky Club ban but this was glossed over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who the f**k is Mickey Quinn? 24 April 2010
That was one of the first chapters in the book and to be honest is that is why I bought the book. I watch a DVD and he popped up scoring some Premiership goal and a friend and I both said to each other who is Mickey Quinn. So I search him on amazon and found this product and got it. It took me 3 days to read and my friend 4. Very easy read and the book itself is amazing. I dont normally read books as I find them hard to get into but this one was excellent, a must read for all football and racing fans!
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