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on 3 September 2005
Chelsea are my team and to me JT is THE man. However I have to say that even as a devotee this book is pedestrian to say the least.
Football biogs come in two forms. Either the diplomatic no scandal types with game by game accounts or 'reveal all' tomes.
This is the first sort. There is nothing controversial therefore no real opinions or insights are given. Even the Adrian Mutu situation is skated over.
I do not blame JT for this, he is only 24 so still has a lot of years left in the game to go.
However I have to say that reading... "next saturday we were up against Newcastle. A great display by Robbie and composure by Big Pete at the back saw us run out comfortably..." 50 times is somewhat dull.
There are some minor insights as to what some people are like away from the cameras such as Carvalho's sense of humour, but most pages are taken up with potted match reports and JT saying how much he admires Jose (don't we all).
One for the devotees only.