[EPUB] ☆ How Not to Be a Professional Footballer | By ↠ Paul Merson #2020

  • Title: How Not to Be a Professional Footballer
  • Author: Paul Merson
  • ISBN: 9780007424962
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover

  • How Not to Be a Professional Footballer By Paul Merson An anecdote driven narrative of the classic footballer s Dos and Do Nots from the ever popular Arsenal legend and football pundit Paul Merson, aka The Merse When it comes to advice on the pitfalls of life as a professional footballer, Paul Merson can pretty much write the manual, and that s exactly what he s done in this hilarious new book A prodigiously talented footbAn anecdote driven narrative of the classic footballer s Dos and Do Nots from the ever popular Arsenal legend and football pundit Paul Merson, aka The Merse When it comes to advice on the pitfalls of life as a professional footballer, Paul Merson can pretty much write the manual, and that s exactly what he s done in this hilarious new book A prodigiously talented footballer in the 1980s and 90s, Merson graced the upper echelons of the game and the tabloid front pages with his breathtaking skills and larger than life off field persona The book delights and entertains with a treasure chest of terrific anecdotes from a man who has never lost his love of football through a 25 year association with the Beautiful Game The do nots include Do not adopt Champagne Charlie Nicholas as your mentor, do not share a house with Gazza, do not regularly place 30,000 bets at the bookie s, do not get so drunk that you can t remember the 90 minutes of football you just played, and do not manage Walsall at any cost This is a hugely entertaining, yet moving story.
    Paul Merson
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    How Not to Be a Professional Footballer By Paul Merson


    My team, Middlesbrough, signed Paul Merson when we got relegated in 1997 A direct replacement for Juninho, it quickly became apparent that Merse had a fraction of the Little Fella s silky skill, but bagging an Arsenal footballer with league titles under his belt was nevertheless exciting, and he definitely played a big part in getting us promoted When he moved on, to Aston Villa the following season, it was acrimonious because their manager John Gregory was such a dislikeable chap and it felt li [...]

    I think we ve established that I was a weird child While my peers were into New Kids on the Block, I was into football back in the days when it was still rough and players weren t prima donnas And the pin up on my wall, my dream hunk and the man I wanted to marry, was Paul Merson early 90s swoon Based on this book, I m glad I didn t I remember being at the front of the North Bank at Arsenal one time, and as Merson came over for a corner someone in the crowd behind shouted, Are you going out for [...]

    This was an entertaining and eye opening read I am very shocked but pleased that Paul Merson survived to tell the tale but I hope he has now found a way to enjoy his life without the binges and gambling I am very fond of him and want to hear his pronunciations on Soccer Saturday and Fantasy Football for years to come.

    Paul Merson s choice of title and picture deplicts the contents of his book very well Merson was definitely not a Bobby Charlton model professional and this book tells you how far away from that he was Funny and well worth a read for anyone who misses the characters that football used to produce before it became so serious.

    Simon Jones
    How Not to Be a Professional Footballer is a bit of a mixed bag Or, to use a Mersonism, a bag of Revels.The criticisms the tales of drunkenness are boring and there are a lot of them Anecdotes about footballers getting drunk are no interesting than anecdotes about electricians getting drunk In addition, it feels like there are omissions from this book Women, for instance We learn the names of Merson s two ex wives and that they left him due to his addictions and that s it Are we seriously to be [...]

    Very entertaining, even if you re not that into football Merson is unsparing on himself when it comes to his addictions of both gambling and booze, but the book is written from a distance He describes what he goes through and what type of person that he is, but this is no trip into a Heart of Darkness You leave the book thinking yes, he had it tough, but he actually quite enjoyed the ride And there s one glaring omission in this tale of gambling, wine, women and song the women Apart from his wiv [...]

    Jacquie Jerrard
    Complete nuttermerson did loads of bad stuff, but he was also a talented footballer, having a addictive personality meant he couldn t stop when started This is one of the saddest but funniest books, he reminds me of a kid wanting everything in the toy store It is a book for footie fans who understand the pressure of the game, and the pitfalls and prizes that come with it.

    Real eye opener Very funny and a good insight into the world of a 90s 00s footballer Tells the story of how you can have everything, just for an addiction to rip it all away.

    Peter Wanless
    A very funny book with serious undertones in terms of the dangers of addiction many memorable anecdotes all read to me by Wanless Jr each night over the last few weeks.

    mr j w gillie
    A good laughAs an Arsenal fan of the same age as Merse, I found the book related to my growing up with Arsenal Great names in the book also to prod the memory.

    Abhinav Neelam
    Paul Merson takes all your expectations about how messed up one person s life can get and throws them right out of the window It s incredible how much of a start contrast to his on field successes that his off field shenanigans were thankfully Merse spends time on those off field stories I didn t rate this one higher because despite the fascinating stories, Merse s limitations as a writer start to jar once you get used to the initially novel language thoroughly out of place euphemisms occasiona [...]

    James Walton
    An easy to read humerous book giving another side to life as a footballer Paul is honest and open and lets you into his world He is not glorifying his actions, simply telling it how it is Although I m not a Gooner I could relate to many of Paul s stories as I grew up watching football during the times he is talking about His point of view adds a layer to those times Even if you didn t follow football at that time this book would make you giggle you may not believe some of the characters and stor [...]

    Great insight into a personality that has become one of the nation s favourites of a Saturday afternoon Read it in a night so clearly a must have for anyone looking to pick up some light reading that you can really sink your teeth into Essential reading for any football fan born in or of the 1990s as it explores every avenue imaginable sex, drugs, monumental boozing, gambling and some football as well One of the most enjoyable books I ve read in a long time and this is from an avid Hermann Hesse [...]

    If you like footballer autobiographies read this as it definitely one of the better ones Football, gambling drink and drugs the tales of Paul Merson are some what legendary.It seems to be a very honest account of his life as a footballer, so do you feel sorry for him because he has genuine addiction problems or do you say what a waster because he blew all his money and possibly didn t fulfil his full potential He come across a a likeable bloke with a love for watching and playing football.

    Gill Parry
    I enjoyed this book but was also annoyed by it precisely by the author I could not help but keep thinking just what could he have achieved if it wasn t for his drinking gambling drug taking I frequently had to remind myself that he is an addict therefore finds it difficult to control himself at times That said, the book was enjoyable not brilliantly written, but readable I wish Merse well for the future.

    Thought it was going to be a series of funny anecdotes about the life of a booze gambling coke addict premiership footballer was actually a rather dull account written in quite a matter of fact way No real insight into what drove him into these addictions, no indepth look into what it was actually like to be an addict whilst still functioning as a successful player Quite a boring telling of a fascinating, funny and heart breaking story.

    Emanuel Ramos
    Fun read I had never heard of Merson before reading this, and I m shocked his name has never come up when reading about English soccer Merson came around in the mid 80 s, and he paints a world where you didn t have to be in the peak physical condition to play English soccer He writes self deprecatingly, and it s quite refreshing.I enjoyed reading Merson s story He s pretty open about his struggles with gambling, booze, and drugs Fascinating stuff.

    Lee Scordis
    Possibly the funniest book I have ever read.Nice easy read, but with so many anecdotes He also does not waste time being sorry for himself This is also a player who played with some of the best known players and managers like Gazza, Tony Adams and Harry Redknapp, with great stories involving all of them.A must read for any football fan

    Simon Yoong
    An entertaining autobiography by one of the best Arsenal players from the mid 80s It gave a rare insight into the Arsenal life under George Graham, Graham Taylor, Arsene Wenger and Glenn Hoddle But Merson is best remembered for his boozing, gambling and cocaine Which makes for a sad read most of the time, thinking of how much better he and Arsenal could have been.

    Andy McCarten
    I absolutely loved this book Very easy to read and a bit of an emotional rollercoaster My friend who hates reading has it now, and literally can t put it down Quick and easy read If you love football, you need to read this 5 stars.

    Илья Иноземцев
    Great effort to revise the 80 90s football in England by admitting own mistakes funny or grim, it depends on how you see it In my opinion the ending is dark because at the end Merson does not conquer his demons but lives with them in peace in harmony Maybe that s the whole point.

    Enjoyable book by the larger than life Paul Merson Easy to read and plenty of good stories from his footballing days I can t believe the amount of money he gambled away over the years though Hope he s learnt his lesson.

    Jeykanth Jeyapal
    Bumped into this book just like how Merson was bumping around with his life Great reads us an insight on footballers life in the UKyou can lose control if you don t have wise heads around youEnjoy it

    Paul McClurkin
    View good and brutally honest book Didn t think I would enjoy as much as I did as I am not am Arsenal fan but great to hear the stories of Gazza, Adams, Hoddle etc without the papers building it up

    John Lazenby
    Decent read unless he played for your club very honest view on his career A bit repetitive at times

    Danny Fitzgerald
    Very funny and easy to read not your typical footballers autobiography

    Half hearted, mildly amusing mea culpa from one of the English game s original bad boys Sure to improve your fluency in Cockney rhyming slang.

    Claire Hood
    One of the best footballer biographies I ve read Merson tells it as it is with a laugh and a joke along the way Was a page turner for me.

    very good books a first hand account of the addictions of Paul Merson and also his life.

    A decent read to a former footballer s life.

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