Frutto di una sorprendente collaborazione con Roddy Doyle, l’autore del fortunatissimo Paddy Clarke ah ah ah!, questo libro racconta la vita del capitano del Manchester United e della nazionale irlandese, Roy Keane. Fuori e dentro il campo, Keane ha saputo coniugare il talento con la sregolatezza; ha sempre capito quando era il momento di trascinare la squadra o quando l’unica scelta possibile era stendere l’avversario a costo di beccarsi un cartellino. Il secondo tempo ci parla delle sfide, delle vittorie, delle sconfitte e dei sacrifici che lo hanno trasformato in un campione leggendario. Ma soprattutto ci permette per la prima volta di scendere negli spogliatoi e di sedere al suo fianco in panchina, di sentire davvero le emozioni e le paure che un calciatore prova nel corso della carriera: gli scontri con i compagni e con gli avversari, la competizione durissima, il rapporto quotidiano con gli infortuni e il dolore. E su tutto, la consapevolezza di essere sempre appesi a un filo, di vivere una vita privilegiata e sognata da molti, che però può finire da un momento all’altro per un fallo subito in partita o per uno screzio con l’allenatore. La penna inconfondibile di Roddy Doyle coglie a fondo la verità di un mondo speciale e regala ai lettori un nuovo e gustosissimo modo di assaporare il gioco del calcio.
- ISBN: 8823512018
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 320
I didn't expect to like this book and I certainly didn't expect to like Roy Keane after reading it. I was surprised on both counts. The opening is crude and nasty - it cemented the picture I already had of him as a foul mouthed, bad tempered bully. He recounted the incident with Alf Inga Haaland, wh Leggi tutto
Found this to be an enjoyable read, it was quite easy to get absorbed into it. It’s mostly about he’s time at Sunderland. All the main talking points had already been printed in the papers, so it was slightly disappointing that their wasn’t any juicy bits. Still I’m glad that I’ve read it. Leggi tutto
I think before I review this I need to indicate a certain bias. Before financial circumstances dictated otherwise, I was the very proud owner of a season ticket on the Stretford End in Old Trafford. I felt privileged every time I saw Roy Keane play, and I'll openly admit that I worshipped the ground Leggi tutto
Really enjoyed this. Keane comes across as a complex man, embarrassed by success and what it brings yet always driven to succeed. He expects the best from himself and everyone around him. Some interesting thoughts about being a football manager too!
Неочаквано за мен харесах книгата и харесах човека Рой Кийн, който винаги ми е бил противоречива личност!
A fun and interesting read regarding a great character of British football. Not too heavy but good for a bit of light entertainment. The book can be quite humorous in places and I did find myself chuckling at several moments. Would recommend as an easy read to pass the time.
Early on, this book presents a mind-bending ontological puzzle regarding reality and perception. The book starts with Keane being hauled in front of a disciplinary board as a result of inflammatory comments in his former book, Keane . Of course though, Keane didn't write his last book, and he hasn't Leggi tutto
I enjoyed this easy read, another sporting biography but it wasn't the best I had ever written. Some interesting stories but you probably have already heard them in the previews to this book. For me it was too much we played this match and then we played this match etc. etc. OK read but I thought it Leggi tutto
I read Roy Keane's first autobiography several years ago, and meant to read this about four years ago when it first came out, particularly as the first book seemed to end abruptly, since it was written in 2002, and there were many things about his career that he had yet to write about. This book tell Leggi tutto
Not as good as his first book. Left an impression that it was written and published in a hurry. Liam Miller's name was spelt incorrectly twice so it wasn't even well proof-read!