Taking Le Tiss

ISBN 13: 9780007319176

Taking Le Tiss

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9780007319176: Taking Le Tiss

The fascinating, insightful, and at times hilarious memoirs of one of the most gifted and enigmatic British footballers of the last 25 years Nicknamed "Le God" by the Southampton faithful, Matt Le Tissier was not cast from the same mold as most professional Eureopan footballers. He was a one-club man in a 16-year career that brought little in the way of trophies but countless plaudits from soccer fans and commentators alike. To the vast majority Le Tissier was a maverick to be treasured, a flair player who lit up every match he played in and delighted fans with his sumptuous technique. Did he simply enjoy the comfort zone of being a big fish in a small pond, or did he display commendable loyalty in staying with Southampton for his entire career? Were England managers right not to pick him so many times? Would Fabio Capello pick him for England now? Does the British game discourage his style of play? How much would he be worth in today's transfer market? Here is the great man's first chance to answer all these questions and many more.

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Guernsey-born Matt Le Tissier is 41 years old and is rated by fans of Southampton FC as their greatest ever player. An attacking midfielder, he is the second-highest ever scorer for the club in a career which spanned 540 matches and 209 goals. He missed just once from the penalty spot in 48 attempts. Le Tissier was the first midfielder to score 100 goals in the Premier League, but despite his phenomenal form at club level he was mysteriously capped just eight times for his country. During the 1993/94 season he scored a remarkable 30 goals from midfield for a team that only just avoided relegation. The following season he won the coveted Match of the Day "Goal of the Season" award for his drifting 40-yard lob against Blackburn Rovers. He has been retired from the game for seven years but is now making a name for himself as one of the most popular pundits on SkySports' much-loved Gillette Soccer Saturday TV programme.

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'Unlike many players' forays into print, this is no anodyne skim across the great games and goals, but a refreshing memoir of the career of a footballer who did things his way. And while he is honest about his shortcomings, there is no tedious false modesty about his abilities, which could mesmerise spectators as they did hapless defenders.' The Times 'poignant' Sport magazine 'Le Tiss was the great maverick of his generation' Daily Mirror

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