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This review is from: Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs (Kindle Edition)Ever wondered what happens to the players who don't go on to have glittering football careers? Mikey Wilson is one such footballer. Unfairly thrown back into the real world after an awful début performance for his dream club, Mikey spirals out of control in a big way. There's gambling and glamour, football and fights. A simple tale of boyhood dreams this isn't.
Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs charts Mikey's decline from the boy who had it all to the boy who bitterly wants revenge on his old team mates - Giggs in particular. With the perfect amount of football references (enough to set the scene but not too much to put off those with no interest in the game), Glass' book is brilliantly funny, sad, exciting and dangerous. We all know someone who "could've gone pro", but what about those who actually did?