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2.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity, 29 Oct. 2013
This review is from: ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography (Hardcover)
This book could have been a sporting classic. However, it flatters to deceive and leaves the reader feeling disappointed and a little unsure of the motive for its writing.

Instead of being an account about his best players, key transfers, key games and the decisions he made within them, it is actually a chance for Ferguson to settle old feuds, reignite others whilst inflating his own ego.

A man of his stature and success, you might hope for a candid review of everything, the bad years too, who helped him on his road to the top? Instead key players, who contributed to his success, are pretty harshly treated which leaves a bitter taste. It is almost as if he is trying to live up to his hairdryer antics in print form.

Liverpool, naturally, are in the firing line with somewhat debateable opinions on Steven Gerrard, Rafael Benitez and even the appointment of the current manager. Quite why he felt the need to add this is unknown. Mentioning current players/staff of other clubs is even more disrespectful than those of the past who were his dealings.

The book itself is actually not particularly well written and is quite a difficult read and just does not flow at all.

Ultimately, I would recommend this book second hand for a quick read as there are some interesting points, but nothing other than that.

I believe Alex Ferguson may regret having written this book in the near future. 2*
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Initial post: 4 Nov 2013 16:38:45 GMT
Mr. D. Swann says:
Can't help thinking this contributor is a Liverpool supporter

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2013 18:37:03 GMT
if it were possible the reviewer would have given sir alexs book no stars which is the same number of titles won by steven gerrard what a coincidence

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 18:41:06 GMT
A. Gross says:
I couldn't agree more with thIS comment - and I am NOT a liverpool fan. The book does not flow at all, with the topic constantly changing from short (and often meaningless) tale to tale. I was shocked at how badly this was written (especially as it was written by a ghost-writer), and couldn't help feel it could have been so much better - I certainly feel it was a let down and am surprised at some of the really positive reviews it has (no doubt through very red-tinted glasses!).

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 22:13:24 GMT
Mr. D. Swann says:
But don't Liverpool supporters wear red tinted glasses? The book was not intended to compete with Shakespeare but is written in the everyday language of football which is very appropriate for a work of this kind. This is why it gets so many positive reviews
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