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The Keeper of Dreams: One Man's Controversial Story of Life in the English Premiership: The Incredible Story of a Goalkeeper By Ronald Reng

The Keeper of Dreams: One Man's Controversial Story of Life in the English Premiership: The Incredible Story of a Goalkeeper
by Ronald Reng

At the age of 20, Lars Leese was still playing in the "Westerwald" District League, yet by 28 he'd abandoned his job as a computer software salesman and was helping Barnsley to their 1:0 Premiership victory over Liverpool FC. This title traces his stratospheric rise and equally rapid fall.
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The Keeper of Dreams: One Man's Controversial Story of Life in the English Premiership: The Incredible Story of a Goalkeeper Summary


One man's controversial story of life in the English Premiership - the tabloid truth about professional football. Cologne footballer Lars Leese experienced in real life what tens of thousands of amateur footballers can only dream of as they kick a ball about in parks on Sunday afternoons: someone appearing out of nowhere and making you a professional soccer-player. At the age of 20 Leese was still playing in the Westerwald District League (the third lowest of division of all German organised football), yet by 28 he'd abandoned his job as a computer software salesman and was helping Barnsley to their 1:0 Premiership victory over Liverpool FC. Leese spent three years in the world of professional football, to the fans' and indeed his own persistent astonishment - Frankfurter Rundschau referred to him as 'Mister Cinderella'. Through a series of interviews, Ronald Reng traces the stratospheric rise and equally rapid fall from grace of goalkeeper Lars Leese: the resulting narrative offers us an antidote to the average footballing biography and a unique - and at times shocking - outsider's view of the Premiership and life in England. Keeper of Dreams is brilliant mixture of footballing anecdote and intimate biography, not since you last read the back pages of the News of the World will you have seen such a an accurate picture of life as a Premiership footballer.

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Sku
GOR001026482
Title
The Keeper of Dreams: One Man's Controversial Story of Life in the English Premiership: The Incredible Story of a Goalkeeper
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
240
ISBN 10
0224064428
ISBN 13
9780224064422
Prizes
Winner of British Sports Book Awards: Biography 2004
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