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You need more than talent
on 14 July 2013
The autobiography of English footballing legend, Geoff Hurst. If you don't know who he is you probably shouldn't be reading this review!
An honest and interesting autobiography from his time up until 2006 where there has been a bit added in to build up the anticipation to the 2006 World Cup (where England sadly produced yet another poor performance).
So there is obviously much mention of the World Cup, the other squad players, the manager and the 1970 World Cup where hopes were high for repeat win. But there is also much about his youth, his time at West Ham and his life in football and business following retirement as a player. Such is his status in the game that he can be honest about certain players and the modern game and he has strong views that talent is not enough if you don't put the work in. The flow does move about a bit and there are some elements that are repeated a little, but this is an interesting insight into the story behind England's greatest footballing day.