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Puskas: Madrid, Magyars and the Amazing Adventures of the World's Greatest Goalscorer Hardcover – 30 Oct 2015
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Gyorgy Szollosi is the director of the Puskas Academy in Budapest and a writer for the Hungarian edition of Four Four Two magazine. He helped found the FIFA Puskas award and remains a close friend of the Puskas family.
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Given that the book made big waves a couple of years ago upon it's release in Hungary, I was hoping for more. Unfortunately the book comes across like a quick overview of his life and his achievements. The same old stories are trotted out but never in too much detail. The Hungarian national side, beating England and moving to Madrid. That, in a nut shell is the book. I expected a lot better. It could be a great book for someone who doesn't really know about the legend of Puskas, otherwise it offers nothing new to the legacy of the man.
It's a very poorly written / amateur biography. Poor in many ways.
Let me name a few.....
1) as mentioned by another reviewer it has no real detail of the life of Puskas...just short anecdotes most of which are well known.
2) the structure is really bad. Rather than a chronological story of his life, it jumps back and forward in time, so that in one paragraph you're in the late 1950's and then back in the late 1940's for another short story.
3) this really annoyed me. Several times I found myself reading the same info some pages later. eg Sandor Szucs being arrested at the border and later executed was briefly described on page 56 and then again on page 75. Once is enough, esp for a book of only 150 short pages. It was as if a few school boys were asked to write some stories about Puskas, and then they were all brought together in one book, without being proof read afterwards. The continuity is awful.
All this mean there is still an opportunity for someone to write the ultimate /definate Puskas biography! (this isn't it...... even if the author Gyorgy Szollosi has the backing of the Puskas family/estate)
The info is all out there....it just needs to be brought together in a more professional way!
For anyone interested in the life of Puskas try to get a copy of 'Puskas on Puskas' by Rogan Taylor (out of print). A great nostalgic read!
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