Gerrard: My Autobiography

Gerrard: My AutobiographySteven Gerrard Is A Hero To Millions, Not Only As The Inspirational Captain Of Liverpool FC, But As A Key Member Of The England Team Here, For The First Time, He Tells The Story Of His Lifelong Obsession With Football, In An Honest And Revealing Book Which Captures The Extraordinary Camaraderie, The Soul Destroying Tensions And The High Octane Thrills Of The Modern Game As Never Before.Born In The Liverpool Suburb Of Huyton In 1980, Steven First Joined Liverpool As A YTS Trainee And Played His First Game For The First Team Aged Just 18 His Career Has Gone From Strength To Strength Ever Since And He Is Now The Team S Captain And Its Lynchpin Liverpool S Incredible Comeback In The Champions League Final In Istanbul In May 2005, Recovering From A 3 Goal Deficit Against AC Milan To Win On Penalties, Is Testament To The Amazing Power Gerrard Has Over His Team His Presence On The Pitch Is A Force To Be Reckoned With And Places Him Amongst The Very First Rank Of Players In The World.A Relatively Private Figure, Steven Has Rarely Spoken Out In Public Now, His Legions Of Fans Will Be Allowed An Intimate Glimpse Of What Makes Their Hero Tick He Speaks For The First Time About The Torturous Will He Won T He Chelsea Rumours And His Undying Passion For Liverpool We Experience First Hand The Highs Of Winning In Istanbul And Elsewhere, As Well As The Occasional Lows Of Being Parted From His Much Loved Family And Friends And Of Course, The Book Contains A Full Blow By Blow Account Of England S World Cup Campaign In Germany 2006.Steven Gerrard S Book Is The Definitive Football Autobiography Like Its Subject, It S Honest, Passionate And Exhilarating If Steven Gerrard Isn T Your Hero Yet, By The Time You Ve Read This He Will Be Autobiography Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard is an average boy who had a common love for football as much as I do He had to realise from a young age that life doesn t always go as planned, because when his cousin went to support his favourite team Liverpool, he never came back And it was all the fault of bad building structures Steven Gerrard didn t have many friends in school except for Michael Owen While being in school he was very lucky to practise football in Liverpool academy by the sides of Jamie Carragher and Michael Owen Unfortunately he had a bad accident by playing with his brother and his friends on the other side of the road, where there was a greenfield and when Gerrard went to fetch the ball he got a big gardeners fork stuck in his foot, while screaming in agony someone was witnessing this and called an ambulance immediately he was taken to accidents and emergencies, wh
This book comes under the category an award winner 1 I decided to read this book because I am huge Liverpool fan, and I am interested in football autobiographies I am reading another football book because I find them very easy to read, because I love the sport.2 A person I found interesting in this book was Steven Gerrard His desire and determination has crafted him to become one of the all time England greats, and a captain that will never die at Liverpool football club He is a leader and has a winning mentality like no other person on the planet 3 A quote that I found interesting was It s to easy to blame people in football I found this interesting because this quote sums up his attitude as a person Work hard, never take the easy way out of things The book really shows you what made Steven becom
Steven Gerrard is one of the most iconic footballers of the current generation He is very much a player capable of playing a number of roles on the pitch, possessing great tackling and passing ability, a vicious shot, and great athleticism A local Liverpool lad, he joined the Liverpool FC youth setup at an early age He rose steadily through the ranks and broke into the Liverpool first team in 1999 He was made captain of the club in 2003 and is also a key player in the England team Widely recognised as one of the best footballers in the world, he has made over 450 appearances for Liverpool and scored over 100 goals In that time he has won every major club honour except the Premiership at least at the time of writing He was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2001, and was voted Player of the Year in 2006 He was voted the Champions League most valuable player for the 2005 campaign after Liverpool won the trophy for the fifth time, and has been included in the Premiership Team of the Year on six occasions Those are the statistics fo
You know how people say that when you read A Clockwork Orange, the first 100 pages are a real strain to get through Well, the first 100 pages of Gerrard s Autobiography are like that The prose in the entire book is monosyllabic, full of an embarrassing level of romanticising of Liverpool FC and their supporters, and replete with sentences so short as to make Hemingway raise a bushy eyebrow, and it takes a while before you stop grinding your teeth and get used to it What makes it worse is the knowledge that these aren t actually Gerrard s words rather, this is the work of two journalists who have tried to imagine what Gerrard s writing style would be like They couldn t have been patronising Quite honestly, you can skip the first 64 pages all they do is paint the picture of a spoilt brat, constantly crying when mum and dad wouldn t buy him the latest replica kit or other such banal tragedies because once that obstacle has been overcome, you reach the stage where Gerrard s book becomes one of those rare things in this genre a sports autobiography where the subject isn t afraid to get a few things off his chest Igor Biscan is a tit , gamesmanship is branded solely a foreign disease swiftly followed in the next paragraph by an account of Gerrard himself once diving to win a penalty , Clinton Morrison is a complete prick.For that reason alone, Gerrard s book is worth a read compared to most modern day footballers efforts You
This is the type of autobiography you always hope for but rarely find personal, detailed, captivating, and most of all brutally honest The competitive spirit and sheer will that Steven Gerrard evinces in recounting all the highs and lows of his soccer career dating back to his childhood days in the Li
Was reading this book for sometimes now and recently finished it An awesome supply of life by the author and one of the most respected footballers in the world Inspiring and a little exciting too. En tant que fan du Liverpool FC, et bien videmment de notre Captain Stevie G, je me suis enfin d cid e commander son autobiographie.J ai beaucoup appr ci ce livre, notamment car on ressent la d termination de Steven, sa frustration, sa joie ect, aux moments venus Il n h site pas dire ce qu il pense, ce que je trouve vraiment int ressant De plus j ai aim d couvrir son point de vue personnel et en apprendre plus son sujet.J ai t agr ablement surprise.Cependant j ai d arr ter un peu cette lecture
Steven Gerrard one of the best midfielders to have graced the football pitch Hailing from a humble background , Gerrard rose to the pinnacle of the sport with his hardwork, skill , dedication and most of all his love for Live
This book makes me think higher of steven gerrard than i already did, in the book it showed me that he never thought he would make it as a proffessional football and he did, he said in the book strive for your abitions and never give up.THis man has achieved s
This book is an excellent story of Gerrard growing up through to his older years at Liverpool, it is very interesting and inspiring how Gerrard never gave up in his career to get as far as he could Great book, wonderful story Never gets boring.

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • Gerrard: My Autobiography
  • Steven Gerrard
  • English
  • 13 October 2018
  • 9780593054758