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Hammered, 21 Sept. 2012
This book fascinated me because Mark Ward clearly has something about him to be able to write a book like this. Having said that, the stuff he's written about concerning his gambling antics shows that he was a real bozo. I accept that he's his own harshest critic in this respect but how can anyone blow ALL of their 5/10/20 grand a week, week after week, without the penny dropping at some point? (pardon the pun!)
It's a great read though and gives a good insight into the world of professional football especially the intimidation side of things - not just from the opposition but from within your changing room as well!
I agree with an earlier reviewer that we didn't seem to get the full story about the drugs debacle and I can understand why self preservation would be a good reason not to grass up those higher up the food chain. I'm just not sure why he seems to think this is something to be proud of.
It sounds to me that Mark was a pretty tough nut when he started his career. If there's any truth in the adage that surviving difficult times makes you tougher, there shouldn't be anything in his future life that he can't deal with!