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Fallen Idle Paperback – 9 Aug 2007
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Drink, women, drugs and attempted murder - the sensational story of the 1970s 'new George Best'
About the Author
Peter Marinello was born in Edinburgh and played for Hibs, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Motherwell, Canberra City in Australia, Fulham, Pheonix Inferno in the USA, Hearts and Partick Thistle in a career that ran from 1967 to 1984. He now lives in Bournemouth with his wife Joyce and coaches a youth team in Dorset.
Top customer reviews
He tells you about his life and doesn't hold back.
Most ex-players would not mention about his family problems or business ventures due to vanity but Marinello tells it all.
This book should in my opinion be given to all footballers no matter what age and told to read and if this hopefully stops at least one from going down the same route it will have done it's job.
If anything the book leans towards the ongoings around Peter's life whilst playing football, rather than match facts, boy has this man been through it, it was a bit like watching Eastenders, every high is followed by a bigger low!
It is however reassuring at the end when you for once get a "good" ending.
Buy the small version fits in your pocket easier and the paper is of the same poor quality (biggest letdown really).
I enjoyed it and think you will to!
The over the top hype following that transfer was telling the world that a new George Best had been found. He seemed to have it all; as well as his football ability he was blessed with boyish good looks and a keen fashion sense. Unfortunately later events proved that he had neither the heart or the ability to live up to the razzmatazz.
This book should have been a compelling read because as well as detailing his footballing fall from grace Marinello tells us about his gambling, heavy drinking, bankruptcy and his sons drug addiction. Despite all this though I found Fallen Idle a little humdrum and lacking punch.
Peter Marinello was a talented footballer whose career can only be described as disappointing. The same can be said about this book.
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