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A rather dull autobiography.
on 4 September 2006
Michael Owen, a fantastic footballer who is on course to be one of the highest achievers in English football, which is why a book of his achievements so far should be a great read. Sadley it's not. His background and his jouney into the professional game is intresting, as it gives an insight into his born ability with a football as well as his focused personality helping to keep his feet on the ground. However, from the moment he makes his Liverpool debut, the book just becomes details of fact about his achivements, and insignificant fact at that. Who wants to read about goals he's scored or set-up in fairly unimportant games? He also tries to justify and compare himself to other players, such as Robbie Fowler, too often. That said, his views on Kevin Keegan, Glenn Hoddle and Sven Goran Errikson provide an intresting comparison on the England manager's he's worked with. The chapter on his gambling 'problem' also sets the record straight. All in all this book crambs in too much insignicant topics, probably because he's only half way through his career meaning he is unable to fully express his opinions on certain people. Another classic example of why sports personalities should wait until the end of their career's to publish their life story.