13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A must-read for any young footballer who dreams of reaching the top, this is a vivid, but level-headed account of the spectacular rise and fall of Lars Leese, a beanpole German goalkeeper, who catapulted from playing in the very lowest reaches of a German local league, to a season in the English Premiership with newly promoted Barnsley. And then back again, with disconcerting speed.
It is a tale told with admirable honesty and generosity of spirit, and is full of detailed and intelligent observations about football culture in Germany and England. Leese (correctly pronounced 'Laser', but happy to be mispronounced in Barnsley) never shirks the truth or disguises his feelings, and the result… Read more