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5.0 out of 5 stars R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to Uwe,
As a Brentford fan, the chapters charting his time as Bees manager were really what I purchased this for. There are some interesting insights on his time so far at Griffin Park but nothing too shocking. This is understandable given the fact he is still employed there. It should however give non-Bees fans a good idea of what the club is trying to achieve. The end of last season, especially 'that penalty', will also show why some fans resign themselves to disappointment and the phrase used whenever things go wrong of, "it's Brentford Innit?" The personal tragedy the Roslers went through just before the Play Off final does help put such football disappointments into perspective though.
'Knocking Down Walls' should appeal to football fans of all clubs, not just Manchester City, where Rosler is still much loved, or Brentford. Uwe has faced many challenges in his life and comes across as an intelligent man with good values and a clear devotion to his family. He deserves to do well as a manager over here and hopefully he will be able to finish off the project he is currently involved in and take Brentford to the Championship, ridding the fans of that horrible, self-deprecating phrase and allowing them to really 'Beelieve' that it is now a case of New Brentford.
The product summary gives a good overall indication of what to expect with this autobiography which is written in an easy to read, informal tone. By the end of the book, all readers should be left with a great deal of respect for Uwe Rosler, not just for what he has achieved in the game but also for the personal battles he has won.
Unlike the autobiography for a certain different manager based in West London, there shouldn't be anyone questioning the content of this book either. Respect to Uwe Rosler. Keep knocking those walls down and please take Brentford to the Championship.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly open and honest,
Some footballers write, or more accurately have their autobiography written for them when they really have very little interesting or original to say but Uwe Rosler has lived a life jam packed with incident and emotion.
Growing up in East Germany and falling foul of the Stasi, making his way in the Bundeslega, becoming a folk hero at Manchester City, his brave and successful fight against cancer, learning the managerial ropes in Norway and his current exploits at Brentford culminating in the penalty heartbreak with almost the last kick of last season against Doncaster.
What shines through is his passion, intelligence, honesty and originality of thought. Uwe is certainly one of the new breed of manager and the book provides a fascinating and tightly written account of a life that encompasses so much more than football and still has so much to give.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uwe Rosler,
What a legend. One of the most honest books written about a footballer. This man was loved by fans who can tell when a players heart is in the game. No frills just a cracking read. Hope he is a success whatever he does.
5.0 out of 5 stars VIEW FROM WIGAN,
As a WIgan fan,I found it a fascinating read learning about our new manager. Her has all the qualities you would want as a manager and I'm sure he will succeed with us and eventually a top European side.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected,
As it turned out to be quite an emotional journey from beginning to end.
Being a Manchester City supporter for almost 50 years has given us some highs and lows but Uwe Rosler has had his fair share in his autobiography journey from East Germany to where he is now!
I would recommend this book not just to City supporters, but supporters generally to show that sometimes its not easy being a professional footballer.
An honest down to earth autobiography which is typical of the man himself.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book,
Brilliant book love it great belief he's a typical city player . I wish him and his family all the best for the future may be 1 day I will meet him at the city of Manchester stadium .
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read,
Really enjoyed this, especially the part about his time with Brentford. Very interesting comparing his life in East Germany with his experiences after the Berlin Wall came down. My only criticism is the lack of proof reading - the amount of errors were annoying.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read.,
I liked the determination and resolve Uwe showed to pursue his dream despite suffering so many setbacks, and his meticulous attention to detail explaining
the various tactics and man management skills that he had picked up in his career.
5.0 out of 5 stars the main man,
i have always been a Manchester city fan and a massive uwe fan I have a shirt with his name on. his book was well written interesting and would recommend anyone to read it love you keep healthly uwe
5.0 out of 5 stars Man C legend,
If you are a Man C fan this is a must read.
from the heart a true Man C legend
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Uwe Rosler Knocking Down Walls My Autobiography by David Clayton (Paperback - 2 May 2014)
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