The Second Half

The Second Half

By Roy Keane & Roddy Doyle

  • Release Date : 2014-10-09
  • Genre : Biography
  • FIle Size : 8.68 MB
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Description

The Second Half No. 1 bestselling memoir of Roy Keane, former captain of Manchester United and Ireland - co-written with Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle. Now updated with a new chapter, including Roy leaving Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland's qualification for Euro 2016.

In a stunning collaboration with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, Roy Keane gives a brutally honest account of his last days as a player, the highs and lows of his managerial career, and his life as an outspoken ITV pundit.

'Roy Keane's book is a masterpiece . . . It may well be the finest, most incisive deconstruction of football management that the game has ever produced' Mail on Sunday

'A genuine pleasure . . . His thoughts on his players are humane, interesting, candid and never less than believable' The Times

'The best things are the small things: regretting joining Ipswich when he discovered the training kit was blue; refusing to sign Robbie Savage because his answerphone message was rubbish; being appalled that his side had listened to an Abba song before playing football' Evening Standard

'The book is brilliantly constructed, rattling along at breakneck speed . . . full of self-deprecation . . . a ruthless self-examination' Daily Telegraph

Reviews

  • 6/10 pretty good in spots

    3
    By Mark07968
    Quite repetitive in others but worth a read.
  • Keano always entertains

    5
    By Ace
    Felt like everything Roy does....honest and passionate. Not going to win the Booker prize. He is his own biggest critic but you wonder if sometimes this is counter productive. I love him!!
  • Rroy mean

    5
    By Chelmsford 1471
    Excellent read
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Danbawden90
    Being a liverpool fan I didn't think I'd enjoy it, but it was interesting learning what made Roy tick, such a great competitor and worth every penny
  • Top drawer

    5
    By Jamie & panda
    Easily the best of all the football biographies out there.
  • Not bad

    3
    By Mariwan_s123
    Not the greatest I must say but still a good insight. Fails to engage reader which is probably a reflection of Roy's character. Seems quite cold more than anything and a transcript of every match he has played or managed. Curiosity will make you read this book!
  • Absolutely tremendous

    5
    By SAFCSteven
    First book was superb, this is better. Legend.
  • Keano

    5
    By Hashlooy
    Brilliant read from a legend of the game. Footballs changed in the last 20 years and reading some of the stories reminds me of what I loved about football. The eye ball to eye ball with Viera at Arsenal was a memory I'll never forget but what it added to the game was passion and pure excitement. Top guy Keano.
  • Sound book

    5
    By Luke634
    Read it in a couple of days - couldn't put it down.
  • Great Read

    4
    By E d p o d
    Fantastic read. Very open and honest about lots of parts of his life and not just the stuff serialised in the papers. Man U Legend.

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