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Sports books are rarely written by their subjects, yet former Newcastle footballer Paul Ferris more than justifies his choice of himself as author with an exceptionally told story that is ostensibly about his bittersweet time in football but also encompasses a deeper look at his experiences growing up amid the Troubles, as well as the profundity and pain of dealing with life and death. A brutally honest look at the life of the immensely talented and tormented boxer Eamonn Magee. Several of the passages from this book are likely to linger long after they have been read. An entertaining and well-researched exploration of the politics behind the game of hurling and how the sport as we know it came to fruition, written by acclaimed author, UCD history lecturer and former Offaly football manager Paul Rouse. There have been countless books published on Tiger Woods, but consider this one the definitive account of his fairytale story. A detailed look at one of the most successful and symbolically significant seasons in the history of football on Merseyside, the campaign took place following the Heysel disaster and the cloud that had been cast over the city as a result.
Please refresh the page and retry. As a cricketer, Derek Pringle bumbled through a career that never quite delivered on its enormous promise. Apart from the insight into all the s giants — Ian Botham, David Gower, Allan Lamb etc — this book manages a feat rarely achieved on the sports shelves: it is effortlessly funny. All the toxic masculinity got me down. A nother tale forged in the Troubles, if one with a more uplifting outcome. At 16, Ferris left his native Lisburn — a Belfast backwater — to become the youngest player capped by Newcastle United. But his career collapsed, almost as soon as it had started, amid a welter of injuries.
Witchdoctors rub shoulders with Olympic officials as the remarkable tale unfolds, proving that raw ability can still sometimes triumph over money and power.
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In the crowded world of sporting fame, to be known universally by a single name lifts an athlete closer to the stars. Few have flown so far into the stratosphere — and plummeted with such Icarusian suddenness — as Tiger. History suggests his flight is far from over. He confessed to his infidelities, repented and survived. His meds had properly kicked in.
He has endured every kind of setback in life but has invariably reinvented himself; and his writing is a pure pleasure. A prodigy, Ferris played for Newcastle United at 16, but injuries terminated his career. He became a physiotherapist, a barrister and a businessman before suffering a heart attack himself. Undaunted, he still considers himself a fortunate man. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Already a member?
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