George Best was the first celebrity footballer and to many the greatest British player ever In Scoring at Half Time he gathers together his favourite memories, stories and anecdotes from his experiences in and out of the game over the last forty years No dressing room door is left unopened, no player s bar tale untold and no secret kept in this fond, humorous look at football s golden era from the man who was usually there when it happened....
|Title||:||Scoring at Half-Time|
|Publisher||:||Ebury Press June 1, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||338 pages|
|File Size||:||866 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Scoring at Half-Time Reviews
This is a no-holds-barred candid look at Best's life, including äppearances" by fellow players and coaches, etc. If you are a Best fan, a soccer/football fan, a Man Utd (or EPL) fan, this is a fun insight into one of the most famous players of all time and you'd probably enjoy it. (Even if you are none of the above, this is a bio that explores what its like to emerge as such a professional success, and how crazy someone's life can be. Kind of reminded me of "Hellraisers," a book about Oliver Reed, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris and Richard Burton, all contemporaries from the UK/Ireland who really lived a crazy lifestyle while being very famous and talented individuals.) Talk about living vicariously through a book...!
Funny, inspiring, amazing. If you don't have a lot of time to read or you can't read on a regular basis this is a great book. It's a bunch of short stories essentially. You can read one or two and walk away from the book for a while and then read the next ones later without having to remember the entire story.
so similar to the other books GB has written
Interesting reading but a few photos would have made it even better. It was given to a Football enthusiast.
This book is not an autobiography but a great look back on the experiences of the late great George Best among others. It was a captivating hilarious read which makes me wish I could have seen him in one of his after hours shows. The book is a show in itself and shows a side of what football (Soccer in N. America) was and still should be really all about...the good times. Sadly George did this to excess and eventually paid the price but then what a life. The stories are not all about George Best but collections of various football lore. Well worth the purchase price.
Captivating reading from cover to cover brought back memories of the golden age of football in the 60's and 70's. Great look at the life of one of the greatest players the game has ever seen. Fantastic insights into Bestie's life and the life of a professional footballer of the times. Also sheds some interesting and entertaining tidbits on some of the other football stars of the day.