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Wark on: The Autobiography of John Wark [Hardcover]

John Wark
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9 April 2009
In this riotous autobiography, packed with funny boottroom stories, 80s football legend John Wark tells the story of his career with Scotland, Liverpool, Ipswich and Middlesbrough. Crammed full of incident and a dash of laconic Scots and humour, there is also pause for thought for the Heysel disaster, in which John played.

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Know the Score Books; First Edition edition (9 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848185111
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848185111
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 307,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The greatest midfielder of his generation --Sir Bobby Robson

The word legend is overused in football speak, but Wark can be accurately described as an Ipswich Town Football Club legend. His memories of an eventful playing career coupled with recollections of his time at Liverpool and for the Scottish national team make for an interesting and thought-provoking autobiography. This book can work for a Town fan on a variety of levels. You can read this account to provoke a few happy memories of past games and past players. After all, it is difficult to think of a Town legend that is not name checked in this book. However, to view this book as just another piece of Ipswich Town nostalgia would do this book a disservice. This is a valuable story about a player who has been a true servant to Town and walked into many Town fan s hearts however old they were. --Tim Sansom, TWTD Fanzine

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John Wark is a legendary footballing hero for all Scotland, Liverpool and Ipswich fans. His swashbuckling midfield play led to him outscoring Ian Rush during his stay on Merseyside, helping Ipswich Town to UEFA Cup glory, and playing in the 1982 World Cupwith his national team.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 9 Feb 2014
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Nice book by experienced footballer. Led an interesting career at all levels and come across as a nice person that maches his persona on TV. Great idea to have Liverpool and ipswich covers. What a genuine star.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revealing 26 Aug 2012
By Graeme
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This is well worth a read for a down to earth, reality based account of a footballer, who was a clas act but played in a time when the game was still well profiled but not like the celebrity culture of now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wark on water 2 Jun 2011
By Lou
It is mad the previous reviewer is critical of a book for telling the truth. John Wark comes across as a real person, totally in love with football and playing football (how many ex pros play in a pub league at 50) and equally committed to friends and family. Wark gives an honest, detailed and no punches pulled account of what it was like being a pro footballer in the 1970s & 80s; if that included a booze culture then better for him to describe this than pretend to be a saint. My only criticism is I didn`t get a sense that he wrote with so much detail on his Liverpool days as when he was at Ipswich but that may just be me regreting that this excellent book was drawing to a close. However that does not detract from this being one of the best football autobiographies I`ve read and that is from a Norwich fan!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 21 July 2014
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Good Reading
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wark on 28 Aug 2009
Interesting book but rather spoilt memories of him by his admitting he and other players part of a very heavy drinking culture.Better tha some on Ipswich players I have read in past.
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