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A bit like Eamon Dunphy’s biography of Matt Busby and David Halberstam’s Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan And The World He Made, Hamilton through the stories and backstories of others broadens his horizons to explain the phenomenon that was Best and the world that destroyed him.Offering up new material and new perspective, Hamilton, as one reviewer would opined, mastered biography. How Not To Be A Football Millionaire: My Autobiography (2013, Sport Media) For all the brilliant autobiographies Jack’s team spawned, no footballer either side of the border — and few on the other side of the Irish Sea — had given us a real insight into the hedonistic, often soulless, world that the Premier League can be, at least not on the record.By his own admission Gillespie remains a hugely-flawed man, but thanks to his candour and Mc Donnell’s skill, this is an almost-flawless read. Jack Doyle: Fighting For Love (1990, Stanley Paul) Back in 1990, if it wasn’t for the emergence of an emerging young writer/just-retired cyclist called Paul Kimmage, the second-ever prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year would have been won by an English sports journalist called Michael Taub.
It’s an admirable piece of research; unlike other GPO-JFK-like moments such as Munster beating the All Blacks or Seamus Darby’s goal, few of the witnesses are still alive, yet twenty-something Fitzpatrick pieces together a compelling narrative, right from the opening page when a Cavan player arrives on the docks of Manhattan and meets his New York-based elder brother for the first time. Foley, Brennan, Quinlan, Cullen, Jackman, Hayes, Sexton, Easterby, Murphy, O’Callaghan, O’Sullivan, O’Gara (twice) and of course now O’Driscoll (twice) have all committed their story to book form, and while there isn’t a dud among them, none clearly stands out from the others either.
At the start of 2006 he decides to postpone his studies in Canada after the death of his father to cancer and essentially become a full-time athlete.