Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Oasis Listen in Prime Learn more Shop now
Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Birmingham or Miss Understood., 16 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Savage!: The Robbie Savage Autobiography (Hardcover)
Marmite......a great nickname for this lookalike Abersoch surfer. He's earned his place in the Premiership by sheer hard work and of course bags of luck! His ego is up there with the best of them and even he is the first to admit that he has been "underrated"? How?

The facts speak for themselves really; he has earned a small fortune and could afford to lose an amount on a car deal the equivalent of what most people earn in a year, so, not so underrated? He became the Midlands Player of the Year and also The Ilkeston Branch of Derby County fans player of the season(not even becoming European Player of the Year could top those). In fairness, Lothar Matthious praised him, and, credit where it is due, he is heart and soul.He is the original headless chicken or Afghan hound that harrasses the opposition, big, small or gifted.

He claims that he has been fair with contracts but, compare that statement to the way in which he left Birmingham "after" signing a new deal? He speaks of respect he has for his seniors but again, the treatment of Toshack, Souness, Maldini's shirt and, not least, disrespecting the prone Tugay say otherwise. Arrogance comes from kicking the ball at the head of someone who he had just clattered.....later to be a team-mate. Not an endearing quality.

Two anecdotes I really loved were; his concussion/Prime Minister incident and Bellamy's arrival at Blackburn's training ground.....genuinely amusing!
Another of Sav's contradictions is that he learned morals from Harrison at United but his admission of getting players deliberately sent off and not giving a toss shows that those morals belong to invertebrates of whom he is King of!

Of the book itself it is a good read for those who love their football and are interested in the dramas between managers and pro's. He does try to show some humility here and there and I commend him for that but beware of the Deon's/Dion's or the one called De Jong...perhaps he is the third and final assault to eventually nail a savage man!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details