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Longy: Booze, Brawls, Sex and Scandal - The Autobiography of the Wild Man of Rugby League Paperback – 6 Sep 2010

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (6 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843581884
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843581888
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Sean Long is one of the finest rugby league half-backs to ever pick up the oval ball. Long started his pro career at his hometown club Wigan Warriors and, after a short stop-over at Widnes, he was signed by St. Helens in 1997 to fill the boots of another Saints legend, Bobby Goulding. Long has won every major honor in the game at club level and is the only player in Challenge Cup history to win the Lance Todd Trophy three times as man of the match in the 2001, 2004, and 2006 finals. He also won 15 caps for Great Britain and five for England before retiring from international rugby on 16 April 2007. Still one of the most colorful characters ever to play the game, he continues to wear the No. 7 shirt at St. Helens.


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Format: Hardcover
Excellent read that will make all sports fans laugh - the rugby in almost incidental as Longy takes us through a life that most blokes could only dream of living. Hugely entertaining, you will not be disappointed!
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This has to be one of the best biographies I have read in years.

As a LRLFC (Rhinos) Fan I have enjoyed booing Sean Long whilst hes either tore us apart or we have managed to control him. I have enjoyed my Friday nights watching him do the magic on the pitch, its a love hate relationship that most rival fans have with him.

The book is funny,gripping and quite shocking, I would love to read the bits the lawers took out! Overall and most important, the book is very very honest, even if it does make the lad embarrassed.

The story does jump around a little, however its very well written and you can follow it with ease. He tells us about his difficult childhood, his time at school, discovering RL and then his career especially as with most RL players, his drinking career.

I would recommend this to any Rugby fan, League or Union. It was a great laugh and had me hooked, I read it in 1 day, it was such a good book.
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Certainly worth reading especially for Sean Long fans. Don't think you're getting vivid lusty stories 'cos they're not.Gives a good insight to behind the scenes of Rugby life and not any really derogatory remarks. Guess Sean's quite a nice kind of chap on and off the field.He's certainly settled down to married life. Yes glad I bought it.
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This book is a must-read for any rugby league fan, and especially any St Helens (and now Hull FC) fans. Longy has been painfully frank, with some hair raising anecdotes; not to spoil the surprise but the story of how he ended up in the sea at Blackpool in the middle of the night was hilarious! The writing is not exactly full of flair, it is very workman-like, but it serves its purpose with minimal floweriness. It might prove a difficult read if you are not a rugby fan, but it does give an interesting insight behind the scenes of British rugby league.
There are some moments in which he describes some of his past misdemeanour's which are shocking, but the remorseful tone he speaks in sounds genuine. Recommended.
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I had never until now read a book in under 24 hours!....I couldn't put this one down, I just wanted to know what he'd got upto next! Sean Long is without question one of the best players of his generation. True, the stories in this book are not going to make him an ideal role model, but it is written in such an open, honest & selfless way that it in a way makes you warm to him. Who knows what sort of player he'd have been if he'd had a quiet life off the field!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it & would highly recommend it!
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Some entertaining stories and anecdotes from one of the rugby leagues controversial characters. Plenty of laugh out loud moments and Sean's perspective on the very public incidents that defined his career. Whilst not expecting a literary masterpiece, a did find the structure of the book distracting, with no chronological sequence to the chapters flitting backwards and forwards through his career.

That said, an enjoyable read.
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Format: Hardcover
Longy obviously lives his life off the pitch as he does on it with spontaniety, flair and creativity. Looking forward to reading the second book after he livens up the Hully Gullies. If it doesn't work out at Hull we'll put up with his dropped pie at Whitehaven for a couple of seasons for a rather more modest fee of course.

All in all a great read with some funny moments.
Right up there with the Ladybird classics.
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I bought this as a Christmas present for my Husband & he absolutley loves it, I keep hearing him laughing to himself. Super quick delivery too.
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