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The Ghost Of '66: The Autobiography Hardcover – 3 May 2006
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"A timely memoir. His tale is one of a handful truly worth reading for fans of the beautiful game. (SUNDAY SPORT, 21 May )
"Peters writes well about that historic day... all fans will find his account intriguing." (Russell Leadbetter GLASGOW EVENING TIMES, 3 Jun )
"Good stuff" (Richard Whitehead THE TIMES, 8 Jun )
"His story is an enjoyable one." (WHEN SATURDAY COMES, 1 Jul )
"Entertains" (YORK PRESS, 17 Jun )
"A good read, a worthwhile book and one you would like to have in your collection." (STRATFORD RECORDER, 21 Jun )
About the Author
Martin Peters played for West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur (where he won the UEFA Cup) and Norwich City in an illustrious playing career that saw him win 67 caps for England and score 20 goals, including one in the 1966 World Cup final.
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The biography itself is pretty straightforward with no controversy throughout. The obvious high point is the recalling of the run to the World Cup Final which he scored in as England won.
He also talks us through his club career too. He started at West Ham before moving on to Spurs and then Norwich. He also described a stint at Sheffield United where he was also manager, but only for a short time. He also talks about the famous characters in the game he came up against and there are some good anecdotes of the likes of Bobby Moore and Sir Alf Ramsey. There are also lots of comparisons with how football was then to how it is now.
The closing chapter where he offers views of who should make the 2006 England World Cup squad is already out of date and is a chapter that probably could have been left out of the book.
Overall there is nothing spectacular to set this apart from other biographies and it is probably not worth going out of your way for unless you are a West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur or Norwich City fan.