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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant autobiography - a book of both halves, 26 Nov. 2011
As a kid, I used to watch Dennis Tueart on television bombing up the wing and wreaking havoc on opposition defences. I'm a Sunderland fan, but even after he joined City, I loved the energy of the guy.
His book is as opinionated and forthright as you'd expect from him. The first section is richly evocative of his triumphs with Sunderland in the FA Cup, when footballers played for the love of the game and had genuine respect for the fans. Loved his memories of training under Alan Brown, and heading the golf balls! Also loved his recollections of Sunderland and 73, which are really well described.
DT clearly respects the fans, and his work with City supporters as a player and Director (which makes up the second half of the book) deserve respect. I enjoyed reading about his time as Director at City, and his battles with Lee and Royle. I don't recall a footballer autobiography (except for maybe Bobby Charlton's) telling it like it is behind the boardroom doors. I have to admire Dennis for his openness on how cancer has impacted on his family, and that has prompted him to donate his royalties to a cancer charity.