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I thought it was interesting but
Felt like a projection of how heíd like to be seen. Too clever and cool to be a professional footballer. Wonít take money for interviews etc, except when he did. Boyís being abused en mass at Celtic but he definitely didnít see anything or know it was going on (ongoing civil case accusing him of lying about this). No problem with his comments about Howard just more details on a story many of us knew already. The story about only ever feeling nervous before a pre-season friendly against Celtic at the end of his Everton career sounded like bollocks (IMHO)
Iíve read Peter Reidís and Big Nevís books recently as well. Reidís book stands out as a really good read. Unpretentious, honest. Nevís talks about how he managed his own focus and attitude but the book tries to talk about mental health more broadly and falls a bit short.
Non Everton but I didnít think Johan Cruyffís was great either. To much, Iím ace, things went wrong because of other people
HK comes out of it looking terrible. Couple of anecodotes
- being pissed during a game to the point the players were making tactical changes on the pitch
- excluding Nevin and Hinchy for not being drinkers
- Mo Johnston missing training for being on the lash, going in to apologise to HK who opened a bottle of champagne and polished it off with him
Says also that there was a clear divide between the older players and the new signings (Cottee etc) which never really went away. He does say that if we'd won the 89 Cup Final he feels that team could have lifted off though, but as it was it all fell away.
The best anecdote was big Nev challenging the players to beat him with long shots and spending 10 minutes saving all of them without using his hands. Amazing.