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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
Very good book and look into neil Warnock and what he is like in management and his handling of the last 3 clubs.
Published 18 months ago by Wayne Lockwood

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars On the whole a good read
Starts well but loses its way towards the end.

Having always had a soft spot for Mr Warnock I decided to buy this book.

It provides a fascinating insight in to the world of football however there are too many instances where the author 'blows sunshine out of his backside'.
Published 18 months ago by Mr. C. W. Shaw


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars On the whole a good read, 22 Jun 2013
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Starts well but loses its way towards the end.

Having always had a soft spot for Mr Warnock I decided to buy this book.

It provides a fascinating insight in to the world of football however there are too many instances where the author 'blows sunshine out of his backside'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, 19 Jun 2013
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Very good book and look into neil Warnock and what he is like in management and his handling of the last 3 clubs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An insightful read, 15 Jun 2013
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Warnock doesn't seem to have an axe to grind, his communication style is clear and simple, making the book accessible to all.
He communicates a lot on player personalities, with a reputation as a man-motivator you can tell he's got an eye for people and is able to quickly form an opinion of what makes people tick. His commentary on the Terry affair is helpful in clearing up what happened.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "It wo' a crackin read!", 4 Jun 2013
Where to start on this scriptual masterpiece?

I think the most revealing chapter is the Leeds United chapter - read about what really happened with Luciano Becchio (long and short of it, he wasn't Browneh or Tongeh) and how many ridiculous cliches he used in interviews (I think they're rounded down to the nearest ten thousand).

I particularly enjoyed the chapter "Amy's anecdotes" too - a couple of pearls of wisdom from Neil's daughter. Her thoughts on Wembley, deadline day, using a false 9 and the best marker pens to use on tactics boards are incredible.

If you've ever wondered about what the life of a manager who had success in the 80s and tried to replicate that 25 years later is like (and a few tips on how to drive a tractor as well), this is the book for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars what the fans want, 24 Jun 2013
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Good honest straight talking that gives a football fan some idea of life
as a manager.
just what I expected

Cheers Neil
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable..., 16 Jun 2013
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Quite a good insight into Neil Warnocks career & what some of the 'pampered' footballers of today are like!

And yes, while Neil is a 'marmite' character his honesty shows in this book.
I was pleased to meet him at a recent book signing, where he was happy and relaxed & had time for the fans.
The book has kept me entertained for the last few days, and love him or loath him at least read the book THEN comment!
While I didn't like the initial idea of him managing my local team, he did, and gave us some success.
For that I'm grateful.

I hope the book does well for him & he enjoys his retirement, he's worked long & hard for it!

Good luck Neil.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Manager's eye view of the game, 6 Oct 2014
Neil Warnock has managed many football clubs over a long career, and this book – part autobiography, part expose of football management – is an interesting view of life in the dugout and changing room. Although Warnock considers his whole career, it particularly focuses on his time at Crystal Palace, QPR and Leeds. It’s a personal history and Warnock is keen to put his side of the story forward – he rarely admits that he was wrong, and often piles up the reasons or excuses for his lack of success. Even so, it’s difficult to argue with the suggestion that Warnock was a manager of three clubs that were undergoing behind-the-scenes turmoil – although with modern football, takeovers and boardroom wranglings are common, and Warnock was certainly not alone in having to deal with them. You might not always like the manager, but this gives an insight as to what he might be going through.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love him or loathe him prior to reading this book, 17 Aug 2014
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Worth reading if only for the insight of what problems a manager has that us fans don't appreciate. Love him or loathe him prior to reading this book, I'm sure most people will end up at least admiring Warnock for what he has achieved throughout his career, especially when you read of some of the things he has had to deal with.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INFORMATIVE, FASCINATING, 12 Jun 2013
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Reading the other reviews here it is obvious that Neil Warnock is marmite - the manager you love to hate when his team plays yours but conversely somebody you know will get your own team organised, structured and winning games if he is in charge of your own club. The football might well be limited and fairly unsophisticated but he gets the most out of what he has and his teams aren't half organised.

More importantly he has been a manager for over 30 years so he has been at the forefont of so many changes in how the game is played, how footballers' attitudes have changed and how the manager's job has evolved.

Yes of course this book is opinionated and yes, there is generally another scapegoat when things go wrong but this book provides a wonderfully evocative and thorough insight into the trials and tribulations of how a manager has to cope with the modern day footballer and his temperament as well as all the outside influences.

Yes, just like Simon Jordan's book you need to take some things with a pinch of salt but the book is well put together, has captured NW's voice perfectly and is never less than fascinating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 July 2014
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good read
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