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My Life in Football: The Autobiography

Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
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The phenomenal Sunday Times best seller.

Kevin Keegan is one of the greatest players in English football history, famed for his style on the pitch, his relentless ambition and passion for the game.

'And I'll tell you, honestly, I will love it if we beat them. Love it!!!' (Kevin Keegan, 1996) 

In My Life in Football Keegan tells the story of his remarkable rise through the sport, from the Peglers Brass Works reserve team in Doncaster to helping Liverpool become the kings of Europe, winning a Bundesliga title with Hamburg and captaining England. Keegan was recognised around the world as one of the sport's genuine superstars and remains the only Englishman to win the Ballon d'Or twice.

As a manager, Keegan's five-year spell in charge at Newcastle is now legendary; he led the club from the depths of the old Second Division to the brink of the Premier League title with a breathtaking vision and flamboyant style that saw his team dubbed 'The Entertainers'.

Fifty years since making his professional debut, Keegan tells the full story of the exhilarating highs and excruciating lows, from that epic battle with Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United in the 1995-6 season, as well as the pain of managing England and, finally, the shattering truth about his unhappy return to Newcastle in the controversial Mike Ashley era.Brilliant, funny, passionate, deeply moving and incredibly honest, My Life in Football is the story of the miner's son from Doncaster who became a superstar and was known to his adoring fans as 'King Kev'.

©2018 Kevin Keegan (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Joel Izlan
  • 30-04-2019

Fire the narrator!

Love King Kev, but man, that narrator gots to go! I’m really having to slog through this audio book, with the narrator’s drab voice threatening to put me to sleep! There are a couple of cool stories in the book too, but the guy goes through it like, “Nothing to see here everybody, move on...” Would have been way better if Kevin Keegan himself had narrated the book.

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  • Fooled by star ratings
  • 13-10-2018

Throwback to my happiest football memories

This wonderful book took me back to the happiest memories I have as a Newcastle fan and some of the best times I enjoyed with my dad. A hero of my dad's as a player and a hero of us both as a manager. I can now appreciate much more fully Kevin achievements before my time and decisions which I couldn't understand on occasion. The book confirms why we all loved keegan, a charismatic. passionate man who wears his heart on his sleve. I only whish he'd narrated the audio book himself (no slight against the narrator, who is very good). Kevin, i wish you all the best in your retirement. Howay the lads!

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  • MR
  • 05-10-2018

Superb

A superb book. Keegan is a geordie!! NUFC. On a serious note it's a well written, well presented. A thrilling book from one of the all time greats of football. The most honest man in football. King Kev. God bless you

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  • John
  • 30-09-2020

No real insight

Kevin Keegan has always seemed a decent man and his success unfairly overlooked. There is little here that tells you more than you would have gleaned from the familiar sources over the years.

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  • Chris Bonas
  • 28-05-2020

very good , entertaining and good content

loved it , king kev is a hero of mine so liked to hear his life story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

The truth about Mike Ashley.

Nothing change since Shackleton wrote his chapter the average directors knowledge of football, blank page.

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  • Tonyarm
  • 15-05-2020

Wonderful story of life and luck

This is an excellently listen about a man of talent who acknowledges that you also need a bit of luck. There are loads of fun anecdotes as well as interesting insides to the world of football. Keegan is an honourable man who came into contact with many, particularly at Newcastle, who were not. This is a good story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-2020

Poor structure

A fascinating person with a great story just a pity it was so poorly structured.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-04-2020

The legend of King Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan was the first football player I saw live in 1973 and what a player - he played with heart soul commitment and honesty and that’s what you hear in this compelling autobiography.He writes his truth in a fascinating football and life journey and it’s a compelling listen.My lifelong love of football and Liverpool Fc started that day - Thank you KKK.

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  • MR J D C BRAMLEY
  • 12-04-2020

Honest as expected

I’ve always really liked KK as he always comes across as genuine, positive and sincere. This book didn’t disappoint. He was very open about where he fell short and it is clear where he excelled. One thing that is also clear is that he is a man of integrity and the debacle of his last stint at Newcastle was nothing short of horrifying.

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  • Sandy Moncrieff
  • 13-02-2020

I’d Love it

Ric’s delivery style throughout Kevin’s book was superb. Delivered with humour when it happened and with angst at some of the trickier times in Kevin’s life. Even if you’re not a football fan it was an excellent listen that kept me enthralled from start to finish.