Download e-book for kindle: Carra: My Autobiography by Jamie Carragher

By Jamie Carragher

ISBN-10: 1407038931

ISBN-13: 9781407038933

For the Anfield devoted, Jamie Carragher represents every little thing that's nice approximately Liverpool soccer membership, prompting the fans to sing "we all dream of a crew of Carraghers." The club's vice-captain, longest-serving participant, and one in every of a opt for band of gamers to have made greater than 500 appearances for the Reds, Carra by no means supplies under 100%. right here, the Liverpool defender takes us deep into the guts of Anfield, into the club's earlier glories and its doubtful future. Carra stocks his perspectives at the England crew and tells why he rejected calls from either Steve McClaren and Fabio Capello to come to the foreign fold. choked with sensational tales and debatable evaluations, of glory and heartbreak off and on the pitch, this can be a football publication in contrast to any other.

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There was a pause as Jimmy's confused mind considered the possibilities. Then his face lit up, he stiffened his back, and he confidently offered his response. 'Clark,' he said. The referee simply wrote the name in his book and carried on none the wiser. This incident obviously provoked laughter, but generally these games were taken as seriously as Champions League qualifiers. ' It's the opposite of the fluffy romantic notion that says 'it's not the winning but the taking part'. Lombardi later tried to distance himself from the sentiments behind his famous line, concerned things would be taken to a dangerous extreme by more cynical, ruthless coaches.

My earliest football experiences had been with an Everton team that competed for the League and FA Cup every year and which also enjoyed European success. By 1989, the only satisfaction left at the end of the season was this failure of Liverpool's to parade the championship. Nowadays, the Goodison trophy room is a museum of former glories. This is part of being a football fan, and we should make no apology for it. The ultimate pleasure is a cup or League victory for your own side, but taking comfort in the disappointment of others is strangely satisfying.

That's why I imagined I'd wait until I'd played my last game before putting pen to paper. In normal circumstances it's difficult for players to express how they really feel until they've retired. But as I approached my thirtieth birthday I suppose I hit that age where I had so much to get off my chest I couldn't keep it in any more. My wife, Nicola, thinks I've got grumpy old man syndrome forty years too early, so with so much to be said about my life, career and Liverpool FC there was no way I could have waited another four or five years to do this book.

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