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Superbly entertaining and uplifting
on 26 September 2002
Frank Worthington was one of the 70's "Mavericks" ; skilful,flair players like Bowles,Currie, Hudson,Marsh who fans adored. Unpredictable, exciting, rebellious and hedonistic. Frank's book is full of warmth and dry humour and packed with photos and memorable (and possibly scurrilous, yet never nasty) anecdotes and opinions on his fellow pros, managers and (numerous) lovers.Frank's had bad times - his father died young, his dream move to Liverpool collapsed , he divorced and nearly lost his beloved daughter,he was banned from driving for long periods and eventually became bankrupt. Just some of these problems could break a man , but Frank's love of the game and life in general seemed to pull him through and this book is never downbeat. Frank tells you all about the gossip , socialising and personality clashes behind the scenes of his numerous clubs but it is his love of the aesthetic in football and his refusal to compromise the way he plays the game which shines through all of his footballing experiences in this book.
This is an entertaining read , funny and informative and makes one nostalgic for the days when people would pay money in the hope of seeing a moment of wizardry from a footballing genius like Frank Worthington.