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VINE VOICEon 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.
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on 25 February 2011
A entertaining read, with lots of anecdotes from his playing days. He talks about his life on and off the pitch, and he describes all the managers he played under and main players he played with, as well as mentioning his hilarious stories off the pitch. You won't get bored with it!!!
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on 5 June 2016
A mighty Huddersfield Town legend whos best individual performance was arquably v West Ham in the early 70s 4-2 F A Cup win.
I actually witnessed Huddersfield fans running on to the field to kiss his boots.
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on 16 June 2015
Entertaining and a happy trip down football's memory lane.
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on 12 February 2015
A good story of old times when footballers were, well, footballers.
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on 23 December 2015
worth a read at this price some good tales of 70s 80s football
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on 1 December 2006
A book about a footballer with more clubs than Nick Faldo.

This book follows big Frank from starting out as a kid at Huddersfield through to plying his trade in the non league circuit right up to when in his early 40's,not bad for someone who failed a medical at Liverpool at just 23.

Frank talks candidly about what he got up to off the field every bit as much as what he did on the pitch and this can get a little tiersome.

A crying shame that a player of Frank's ability should only represent his country a mere eight times and you are left wondering if only he had put a bit more effort and commitment in,he could have achieved so much more....a bit like this book if i'm honest.
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on 3 September 2015
Cracking read and very funny , a true footballing genius
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on 1 January 2015
Cracking Read, really enjoyed it!
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on 29 January 2003
Just about the worst football book I've ever read. Frank glosses over his footballing life, offering no real insights into the football career of someone blessed with talent that only a few British players have ever had. He skates over much of his time in football, concentrating more on the hijinks that he and other players got up to off the pitch which, to be honest, gets a bit boring after the 6th or 7th time they sneak out of hotels at night to go clubbing. The worst thing though is that this is a book about Frank on the pull with football merely supplying the backdrop. Models, business women, married women, secretarys, PA's, barmaids, film stars, Frank's had the lot and never misses the opportunity to remind you of it. After a while his constant 'winking' at the reader as he makes another crass comment about the quality or 'abilities' of that night's conquest just grates on the nerves. The barrage of these kind of asides combined with the 'Swiss Tony' type of photo of Frank on the front cover leave the reader in no doubt as to the kind of audience this book is aimed at. If you're looking for the life story of a Likely Lad that doesn't tax the old grey matter too much then enjoy but if your looking for a real insight into Frank Worthington footballing genius, leave this well alone.
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