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The Smell of Football Mick Rathbone

The Smell of Football By Mick Rathbone

The Smell of Football by Mick Rathbone


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The 10th Anniversary edition of this best-selling and critically acclaimed book includes a brand new introduction and the opening chapter from the author's new book - The Smell of Football 2.

The Smell of Football Summary

The Smell of Football: 10th Anniversary Edition by Mick Rathbone

The 10th Anniversary edition of this best-selling and critically acclaimed book includes a brand new introduction and the opening chapter from the author's new book - The Smell of Football 2. When Mick Rathbone signed for Birmingham City as a 16 year-old apprentice he was living every schoolboy's dream. But when he discovered he was so nervous he was unable to speak, let alone pass the ball, in the presence of his boyhood hero and City star Trevor Francis, he realised that a career in football might not be everything he had imagined. The Smell of Football is the brutally honest and utterly unputdownable story of how 'Baz' conquered his personal demons to build a life in the game - from the terrified teenager who purposely tried to get injured in training rather than get picked for the first team, to the experienced pro who became Head of Medicine at Premier League Everton FC in charge of the treatment of the likes of Wayne Rooney, Louis Saha and Tim Cahill. Brilliantly written and packed with hilarious tales featuring a football 'who's who' cast of characters - from Sir Alf Ramsey and 'Big Sam' Allardyce to David Moyes, Duncan Ferguson and Rooney himself - The Smell of Football is an engrossing and moving memoir that covers every aspect of the professional game and gives an unprecedented insight into what life is really like at football's coalface.

The Smell of Football Reviews

Rathbone's autobiography is a superb read. Four Four Two magazine

Additional information

NGR9781913412425
9781913412425
1913412423
The Smell of Football: 10th Anniversary Edition by Mick Rathbone
New
Hardback
Vision Sports Publishing Ltd
2022-05-05
288
Commended for Longlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2010
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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