on 12 September 2007
This book is not just for football fans but a highly readable account of one man's life. Not being remotely interested in football myself I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and interesting this was to read and lends a fascinating insight into a game that half the country seems obsessed about (I still haven't worked out why!). It shows that football is not all about money and celebrity, but these are real people working in an often cut-throat environment. The book also charts Mr Primus' conversion into Christianity and dispels some of the myths around this often misunderstood faith. The book clearly describes the transformation of a boy often suffering from crippling self-confidence to the peaceful, happy, faith-filled man he is today. I can also reiterate what many a TV pundit has said - that Mr Primus is not only an excellent role model but one of the nicest people you could hope to meet (I have been privileged enough to do so). I highly recommend this thoroughly enjoyable and readable book.
on 19 November 2013
IN RETROSPECT PORTSMOUTH F.C. HAVE TWO GREAT THINGS TO COME OUT THE NIGHTMARE OF RECENT YEARS...1)ITS FANS...2)LINVOY PRIMUS AND THE GOD DRIVEN COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS IN THE POOR AREAS OF PORTSMOUTH,BIRMINGHAM,PLYMOUTH,BARNSLEY FARNBOROUGH!TRANSFORMED IS ABOUT A MAN WHO STRUGGLES WITH HIS LIFES PATH AND ITS INABILITY TO LIVE UP TO THE FACADE OF GLORY AND (MONEY/IMAGE) HE AND OTHERS HAVE STRUGGLED WITH.THIS THEME FOR ME WAS TOUCHED ON IN SERGIO TORRES RECENT AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND WHILE FOR HIM THE WARMTH OF A SMALL COMMUNITY CLUB GAVE HIM PEACE OF MIND, LINVOY OVERCOMES THE DIFFICULT STEPS NEEDED TO BECOME A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN ALONG WITH HIS WIFE, AND A LIFE REALLY CHANGES FOR THE BETTER.I THINK HIS IS A SUPERB STORY AND WHAT HE GIVES TO PORTSMOUTH POST MELT DOWN AT FRATTON PARK AND DOWN AT THE SHIP YARD IS REALLY TESTAMENT TO THE GLORY OF GOD ALONGSIDE DARREN MOORE,RORY FALLON,JOEL WARD,AND BOBBY HASSELL AND THE FANTASTIC SMILE ON THE FACE OF LINVOY PRIMUS.A GREAT POSITIVE READ FROM THE FOOTBALL COMMUNITY FOR ONCE! AMAZON UK