Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Recovery Of A Football Genius

Jimmy Greaves may not be too well known these days outside of football historian circles, but at his best there were few to match him. His finest days were at Chelsea and Tottenham, scoring 100 goals before he was 21. And earning something like of £140 a week in the early 1960's, an enormous amount for the time.

This book is the story of his downfall and recovery from alcoholism. An honest account from one of soccer's true greats. It's not an easy read, but well worth the effort of seeing it through to the very last page. I first read this nearly thirty years ago at the start of my own recovery, and many times since.

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