I'm Not Really Here (Paperback)
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I'm Not Really Here (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 02/08/2012
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Paul Lake was on course for an incredibly successful career, with club and international honours looking guaranteed. He was the player all the top English clubs wanted to buy and was touted as a future England captain. Then in late 1990 disaster struck in the form of a serious cruciate ligament injury while playing for Manchester City. Paul came back but was never able to reach the same heights. It is at the point of the injury that this book reaches another level from most other football memoirs. It is hard to imagine a top player being treated in the way City treated Paul Lake back in 1990. The story of his flights to and from the US for treatment is astounding to a contemporary ear. The despair, loneliness and frustration are tangible in the writing and provide the real depth to one of the finest football autobiographies of recent years

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099553250
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 311 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


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"His tale is one of incredible neglect, which makes for fascinating reading on a sporting, but mostly human level." * The Sports Diaries *
"Best football autobiography ever? Unquestionably" * Metro *
"It's the best book I've read for a long time....Beautifully, powerfully written, it is particularly raw and unsparing..." -- Oliver Holt * The Mirror *
"...an astounding football autobiography." * The Guardian *
"I'd be frightened to put a price on his head these days ... Paul was as good a young player as I've ever worked with." * Howard Kendall *

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“One of the finest football autobiographies of recent years”

Paul Lake was on course for an incredibly successful career, with club and international honours looking guaranteed. He was the player all the top English clubs wanted to buy and was touted as a future England... More

“The best football autobiography?”

Paul Lake's I'm Not Really Here is not your standard football autobiography, it does not follow the typical 'I Came, I Saw, I Conquered' story of other football autobiographies, but rather follows... More

Paperback edition
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“True Football Legend”

I have to state first off that I'm a Manchester City fan of 38 years & a huge Paul Lake fan. When I heard Lakey, with the guiding hand of his wonderful wife Joanne, was writing his book I was overjoyed. But I... More

Hardback edition
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