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One that hasn't been mentioned is Sean Fallon's biography. Really good insight into the Stein years at Celtic

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Already mentioned above - the Tony Cascarino book Full Time is excellent. Didn't have high hopes for it but really enjoyed it.

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only one I haven't seen mentioned I liked was Jamie Carragher's book. I hated the c**t and bored in an airport one day I bought it and read it. It was good. He's still a c**t.

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Haven't read a football autobiography for years but Tony Adams' was alright and I'm surprised it's not been mentioned yet. Goes into full detail about his alcoholism in a way which IIRC was quite shocking at the time.

I saw a few months ago that James Forrest had had one ghostwritten. I don't want to single him out unfairly as he's an excellent player and most footballers are fairly boring, but other than Celtic-daft children who need encouraged to read more, I can't imagine who would want to read that.

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4 hours ago, JTS98 said:

ISandy Clark's was completely unmemorable.

 

So much in that line, thanks for sharing I had no idea 

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12 minutes ago, ThatBoyRonaldo said:


I saw a few months ago that James Forrest had had one ghostwritten. I don't want to single him out unfairly as he's an excellent player and most footballers are fairly boring, but other than Celtic-daft children who need encouraged to read more, I can't imagine who would want to read that.

And those that do would just shoplift them anyway

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4 hours ago, GNU_Linux said:

Darren Mackie's

I haven't read it but it must be good because his career was so good.

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33 minutes ago, PB1994 said:

Steve Patersons is great, as already mentioned.

Yeah, agree with that. I got him to sign my copy at the stadium and had a decent chat with the guy. Really enjoyable read.

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As far as I can remember I've read three: George Best, Billy McNeill and Alex Ferguson (an older one, about ten years ago at least). Best's was decent, from what I recall.

If you fancy branching out into other sports I can't recommend The Game by Ken Dryden highly enough. Imagine a sportsperson who can actually string a sentence together wrote a book, and there you go.

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Steve Paterson - Excellent

Alex Ferguson (post-retirement) - Good

Terry Butcher - Alright

Duncan Shearer - Decent

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Roy Keane. 
The book written about Robin Friday is decent too. 

Full of sanctimonious bullshit. Roy Keane’s autobiography confirms the well established principle that he’s a fud.

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Most football autobiographies are terrible, terrible reads - ghosted rubbish fleshed out with chapters of 'Best XI played with or against'.

Ones where the 'writer' was a madcap character are the worst of the lot.

Ferguson's was rubbish, Nobby Stiles' was reasonable and Des McKeown's was surprisingly humbling.

The revelation in Cascarino's wasn't significant in terms of his eligibility for Ireland.  He'd have been able to play, even if it had been revealed before.

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