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Always Managing | [Harry Redknapp]

Always Managing

"From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it…" Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League.
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Publisher's Summary

"From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it…"

Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League. With his much loved, no-nonsense delivery, Harry brings us a story filled with passion and humour that takes you right inside every drama of his career. Harry finally tells the full story of all the controversial ups and downs - the pain and heartache of his court case, the England job, his love for Bobby Moore, his adventures at Portsmouth with Milan Mandaric, the Southampton debacle, Tottenham and Daniel Levy, and not forgetting his years at West Ham or the challenges at his current club QPR.

It’s the epic journey of one of the great managers and, along the way, the story of the British game itself over the last five decades. In an era now dominated by foreign coaches Harry is the last of an old-fashioned breed of English football man - one who has managed to move with the times and always come out fighting.

©2013 Harry Redknapp (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

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    Martin 09-29-14
    Martin 09-29-14 Member Since 2013

    I am 60, male, raised in Wales UK. Migrated to Australia in 1982 Love reading but not enough time to do so, hence an Audible customer.

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    ""Arry's a Lad""
    Would you consider the audio edition of Always Managing to be better than the print version?

    Yes. It sounded like Harry was talking to us


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Always Managing?

    His account of an argument with the then Portsmouth Manager


    What about David John’s performance did you like?

    He made me think that it was the Author that was reading it


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were lots of instances when I would laugh out loud. Harry is a real racounteur


    Any additional comments?

    A great insight into the life of a football manager.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Cannington, Australia 11-27-13
    Garry Cannington, Australia 11-27-13 Member Since 2014

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    "Most enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Always Managing again? Why?

    For the finer details, to hear what I missed


    Have you listened to any of David John’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not listened to any before however, David Johns made a great narrator and it certainly helped turn around my disappointed Harry Redknapp did not narrate himself. At times just maybe, just maybe, you could pretend with David's narration it was Harry speaking


    Any additional comments?

    A very enjoyable memoir of a man I certainly admire for a no nonsense but honest account of himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • abdulaziz
    jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    10/14/13
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    "Fantasticly written & narrated"
    What made the experience of listening to Always Managing the most enjoyable?

    Absolute pleasure, as 'Arry would say (different class). I was begining to lose interest in Audio Books, I havent had a good listen in my last few picks. This is just Brilliant. You can count on Harry to tell it as it is. I was dissapointed for about 30 seconds that it wasnt narrated by Harry himself but the narration is incredible, it felt like listening to the old man himself. Finished the whole thing in 3 days (& im a busy man i promise you!)


    What about David John’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic, incredible


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/20/15
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    "The Man behind the mask"
    If you could sum up Always Managing in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic interesting truthful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Harry taking on Rupert Lowe


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Harry doing so much for charity


    Any additional comments?

    buy this & find out what the real Harry is like

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kristopher sumner
    6/9/15
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    "Brilliantly read"

    Love this book very well read, really enjoyed it the bloke reading sounds just like harry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Boyland
    3/16/15
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    "A fun read and a great insight into football."

    A Great read. Thanks for some great memories Harry and the best football I've ever seen at Fratton Park. Play up Pompey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    Tarbolton, United Kingdom
    1/12/15
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    "Revealing"

    Really good. Loved finding out more about Harry Redknapp and how he feels about the game we all love. Loved some of his stories about his signings and trying to sign people. Very well read by the narrator too. Sounded like Harry was speaking to you himself! Very enjoyable and revealing about the life of a well-known but often misunderstood football manager.
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tony Swinton
    7/23/14
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    "A great insight"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have always admired that teams that Harry managed seem to do well
    This book gives you an insight to the man and Harry the manager


    What does David John bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He sounded just like Harry


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have a would have and listened over three evenings


    Any additional comments?

    If you like football you will love this book buy it now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liam
    Walsall, United Kingdom
    3/12/14
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    "Really really enjoyable!"
    Where does Always Managing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 5.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Really enjoyed listening to his version of events and just how he told his story. It seemed honest and sincere.


    What about David John’s performance did you like?

    His cockney accent. I would have preferred to have had Harry read it himself but i reckon that David is as close as you'll get to the real thing. I would forget that it wasn't Redknapp reading at times as he told the story so well!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud, in public (as i was listening on my ipod) at least once, maybe twice per chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    DUNDEE, United Kingdom
    1/19/14
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    "A laugh a minute. Really funny."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Harry's own story, plus a real insight into managers and their relationship with each other, chairmen and players. It sad at times but also really funny. Great performance.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paolo di Canio steals the show!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Harry's thoughts on West Ham and how they treated Bobby Moore. So sad.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I had to stop to make a cup of tea.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    12/18/13
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    "Should have been ENGLAND Manager"
    Where does Always Managing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top of my list


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Redknapp


    Have you listened to any of David John’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Just his passion for the sport


    Any additional comments?

    One football manager that should have been appointed to lead his country.
    True Englishman, through and through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    12/17/13
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    "Good read"
    What did you like most about Always Managing?

    It took me back in time and filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge


    Would you recommend Always Managing to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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