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Right off the Sunday roast Jeff!
on 6 March 2015
This may not be great or up there with some of the really well written footballing biographies but it's not bad either. If it were a football team it wouldn't be in the champions league but it would probably be still chasing a Europa league spot.
Merson certainly wasn't scared to take a walk on the wild side or gamble big literally and figuratively. He recounts some cracking stories about various high jinks with fellow professionals and people who should know better and he was undoubtedly a great if not inconsistent talent who never really reached the regular heights he might have.
This is a decent enough read as there is plenty of chaos fuelled antics going on, headlines, bans, stint in rehab etc which help to make it a worthwhile read.