Jack Charlton: The Autobiography Hardcover – 17 Oct 1996
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A sporting legend tells the story of a forty year career. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
'I know who you are: you're the Boss.' The words of His Holiness John Paul II, on meeting Jack Charlton and his Republic of Ireland team before the 1990 World Cup Finals.
Indeed Jack Charlton is the Boss - a man whose strength of character has driven him to achievements beyond the scope of his own natural talents or those of the teams who have played under him.
His book tells of his childhood in a Northumberland mining village and how he escaped a life down the mine by joining Leeds where he played for twenty years. As a player he also touched the pinnacle in England's legendary 1966 World Cup winning team. As a manager he dragged the Republic of Ireland from the backwaters of international football to compete with the world's best. As a man, he is noted for his forthright personality - one whose views are as honest as they are respected. This is his story, the story of a man who specializes in the improbable. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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His childhood was simple yet character building and is told here with feeling. Jack Charlton seems such an honest man when seen on TV and this book backs up that statement. He tells it as it is and really there is no middle ground with the man. His story is told in a modest way - he really never realised his football talent - and very nearly ended up following his father into mining. When the chance to go to Leeds came a second time he grabbed it with both hands, and the rest as they say is history.
Often a difficult man the story explains how Don Revie helped to focus his mind during his first few years at Leeds. I found this book extremely readable and interesting and one of the better footballing autobiographys available. You can't help thinking what a talented and 100% football man Big Jack is. His record speaks for its self.
Leeds United, England, Eire and his family - its all here and to be honest could be a much longer book - Excellent and great read.
Jack doesn't use football cliches, and doesn't hold back in his views, particularly on his brother Bobby.
Having read this book, it is easy to understand how Jack turned groups of limited players into successful teams, culminating in the Republic of Ireland's emergence as a force in world football.
How industry could do with characters like Jack to cut through the meaningless language of 'corporate strategy.'
An excellent read.
He certainly took no prisoners during his unique career.
A true one off even for Ashington !!!!
If you like football you'll love this.
An excellent read.
What I was surprised to learn was Jack's assessment of the hard men, Hunter, Tommy Smith et al as clean players and the likes of Giles as dirty.
Fascinating to read about the technique Jack pioneered of getting in the way of the goalie at corners.
A man's man. A blunt Geordie. Great footballer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent service, book was of quality expected and the charge for it was good as i was using it for research purposes onlyPublished on 11 Jun. 2014 by Patricia Buller
Any fan of Jack Charlton should have this book. Written just like he played. Straightforward! Sais it as he sees it!Published on 6 Dec. 2013 by G. Rashleigh
for every LUFC fan over a certain age, this basic single-view history is a must. Photos - especially the b/w ones - are excellentPublished on 17 Mar. 2013 by chris