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4.0 out of 5 stars 'True Grit' is true McLintock, 17 April 2007
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paul carbonaro (dayton, OH United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: True Grit (Paperback)
Frank McLintock was always the most honest of players; hard-working, ambitious, determined, and with an absolute never-say-die spirit. Before there was Tony Adams, before there was Patrick Vieira, before there was Thierry Henry, Arsenal had the greatest captain the club could ever wish to have.

He was the heart and soul of the Arsenal team that won the Fairs Cup (Eufa Cup) in 1970, and the League and FA Cup double a season later. It was his never-say-die spirit that rescued the dream of the double when all seemed lost with seconds to go in the Cup semi-final v Stoke. It was McLintock that got his head to the ball and forced a Stoke defender to handle on the line, thus giving Peter Storey the chance to equalize from the penalty spot and allow Arsenal to fight another day. It was McLintock that always led by example and drove his troops on, demanding ever more of them in the quest for greatness. Arsenal owe so much to this one man.

As you read through his life story, though, you will be shocked at how he came to be treated by the Arsenal big wigs, especially the under-appreciative and pompously arrogant Bertie Mee (about whom a book has been written that contains the title 'gentleman' - which he surely wasn't). Yet, in recounting the treatment he received at the hands of people such as Mee, McLintock harbors no lasting grudge. He just tells things the way they were.

'True Grit' is a compelling read because it is quite a story of a young man from a poor part of Glasgow who achieved what he did in Football through sheer hard work and determination; absolutely through 'true grit.' The book is as 'honest' as its author, and that alone makes it another notable success for Frank McLintock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 18 Sep 2010
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Most enjoyable even though I don't support any of the clubs Frank played for. Have passed it on to a friend who played with Frank at QPR.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Certainly pulls no punches......., 8 Sep 2008
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Frank Mclintock, as his performances in an Arsenal shirt showed, is no shrinking violet & certainly gives a forthright. no nonsense account of his career & offers several anecdotes of football's golden era.

It's a good football book & gives insights into the chemistry of not just Arsenal but also other football clubs of note; however, I did find Mr Mclintock's unswerving self conviction just a little too much at times but, on balance, that probably goes with the territory.

An interesting character from a time when football stars were just moving from working class heroes to mega stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frank McLintock, 2 Jun 2010
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A nice 'Gooners' story of Frank's life from childhood to footballing glory, and onwards.
A nice book, whether you are just an autobiography 'fan' or merely a Gooner, it's an equally satisfying read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars To be Frank...., 26 Feb 2014
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My first memories of Frank were from the 1971 Cup Final where he lifts the Cup..
He was a fantastic player for Arsenal and when he joined my team QPR I was so happy!!
The book tells his story from his childhood days in Scotland and his voyage in to Professional Football..
A fantastic insight into an era when Footballers were FOOTBALLERS! Excelllent book!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What I expected, 19 Feb 2014
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As a mad Gooner, and able to remember the 1970s teams, it was interesting to read more about the players, mangers and tactics used during that period.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Steve, 11 Oct 2012
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Have just reviewed Peter Storey's book and a lot of that comment can be applied here. Sporting autobiographies,especially by footballers, tend to be of most interest to supporters of the club where they played most of their football and/or where that success came. This book is no different but none the worse for that.

An entertaining book that details he relationship with Bertie Mee that ended sadly when Arsenal failed to build on the success of the 1971 double triumph.His departure from Arsenal still obviously is a matter of hurt with him and his later success at QPR when Arsenal were in truth a poor side demonstrates that the Arsenal management in the post double era of 70/71 got quite alot wrong!

His post football life is recalled, what is it with retired footballers and pubs !, along with the shady world of being an agent, to his time at Sky as a pundit. As one of Arsenals best players and along with Tony Adams a good captain, this is a good read for any true Arsenal fan.
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