"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
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.
Yes. It sounded like Harry was talking to us
His account of an argument with the then Portsmouth Manager
He made me think that it was the Author that was reading it
There were lots of instances when I would laugh out loud. Harry is a real racounteur
A great insight into the life of a football manager.
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
For the finer details, to hear what I missed
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
A very enjoyable memoir of a man I certainly admire for a no nonsense but honest account of himself.
"Fantasticly written & narrated"
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!)
"Lovable old barrow boy or canny privileged fraud?"
There's a fair bit of nostalgia and humour as you'd expect
Little glimpses of the old days, how West Ham let themselves down with their disregard of their heritage
The story of Bobby Moore from someone who knew him directly. Also Julian Dicks
How have I impacted on the lives of so many, when life seems to happen around me without my understanding of how it does?
I listened, I heard, i interpreted and I formed my own opinion. Not sure I received the same message as I was supposed to
"Fantastic Life Story"
I have always been a fan of Harry and found this book great, after a few minutes of listening to the narrated you could easily believe it was Harry himself ;)
"Take a bow Mr Redknapp"
Interesting perspective of football life. Feel as though you were very honest in your dealings and goes to show doesn't matter how you honest you are the judicial system can try and chew u up and spit you out!!
Ps congrats on raising Jamie, seems like a top lad and decent family man!
Really good. Very funny stories about di canio and others. Oh and the narrator talks like Del boy from only fools and horses.
"entertainment all the way"
Really enjoyed this book for it entertaining and hard to stop listening to, really well read and a must for any footy fan.
The narrator really caught the east atmosphere with the way the book was read and it made you want to listen for more.
This is the first biography I've read or listened to so unable to make a comparison.
He really caught the mood of the text and the way it was read was just as if Harry Redknapp was recalling it directly to you.
No it was one I listened to on my way to work but it did make me sit in the car for a little longer when I arrived just so I could listen to a little more.
"The Man behind the mask"
Fantastic interesting truthful
Harry taking on Rupert Lowe
Harry doing so much for charity
buy this & find out what the real Harry is like
Love this book very well read, really enjoyed it the bloke reading sounds just like harry
"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.
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