Top positive review
on 24 June 2013
Whilst I don't support any of the teams he's played for, I've always rated Craig Bellamy. It's very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the life of a top Premier League player must be an easy one - after all, they play the game they love for huge financial rewards and the adulation of thousands of adoring supporters.
What this book conveys better than any other footie autobiography I've read, is the underlying insecurity of knowing how quickly a career can be ended by injury or loss of form, and the psychological impact the fear of this can have on a player whose whole life has been dedicated to reaching the top of the game and staying there.
Craig writes openly and honestly about the controversies surrounding his career, both on and off the pitch, and about his personal shortcomings that have contributed to his bad-boy image. I suspect and hope that writing this book has helped him come to terms with some of these.
I think any football fan would find this book an illuminating and fascinating read.