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A Life in Football: My Autobiography Paperback – 1 Jun 2017
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Wright's characteristic honesty means his book is far more engrossing than most bland football memoirs (Julia Llewellyn Smith, Sunday Times)
Awarm and engaging read (Sunday Post)
The autobiography of Arsenal legend, England striker and TV pundit extraordinaire, Ian Wright, one of the biggest sports stars of his generation.See all Product description
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Ian was remembered for playing very deep as a palace strike and then when the ball was released to him he would run the length of a pitch like a speed train with the ball and would slot the ball at the back of the net. His legacy is noted for that at his former south london club. However at Arsenal he'd focus on his runs inside the 18 yard box; which mean't that his training was based on improving his technique and finishing touches and this is how he became a better striker; besides embracing the dietary and new training that was imposed upon the players by Wenger when he arrived as manager in 1996.
Denis Bergkamp contributed towards Wrights last three seasons at the club and this made his work as a forward a lot easier. The book tells us about Bergkamp's ability to read the game in a way others didn't see and he'd apply tactics to distract defenders to run towards the activity of the field not knowing that Wright was getting himself in a position to score from a clever flick or or pass that was likely to create a one on one with the defender or keeper; to which Ian Wright would come off better.
Upon the arrival of Wenger in 1996; there were factors such as the introduction of supplements, a new way of training and even the application of teams changing their mind-set; that allowed Arsenal to form a revolution causing clubs to adopt and emulate the different training regimes along with using better facilities and using supplements.
In the same way Sugar Ray Leonard had to learn about the importance of improving balance before learning to box and defend; Arsenal's foundation was their diet changes, new training programmes, having access to better facilities of which launched them to perform with their football at an improved level.
You'll find this book to be an engaging experience as you'll learn about Wright's relationship with George Graham and how he'd draw a comparison between him and Arsene Wenger. He enlightens the reader on how their management styles although different; allowed him to apply discipline and at the same time enjoy his football; which wasn't the case under Graham George; although he is a legend; irrespective of his scandal. His record still stands as he wiped out the 15 barren seasons at Arsenal by providing the team with 5 titles.
Credit due to Ian Wright for this insightful narrative on his life on and off the pitch as it allows the public to gain some understanding of day to day standards to be projected by role models who entertain the fans, whilst being the centre of focus from the media in their articles for praise and for criticism. But this is the world that you attract on a centre stage when playing for passion and glory where you have highs and lows in any players quest for achievement whilst maintaining your own dignity for yourself, the squad and the country you play for on competitive fixtures.
I read his life story with a smile on my face, its full of behind the scene stories as well as interesting insights and views on the game. A very frank story and enjoyable for any follower of football.
His playing style and personality marked him out as a real people's player loved by fans everywhere. I love the way he talks about his early life and how it shaped him as a footballer. The reader is taken deep into Wrighty's soul and life. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to see what life as a professional footballer holds and how others can impact on that life. He covers what life after finishing playing was like for him how it continues to shape his world.
A truly great book from a truly great man.
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