A perceptive and opinionated autobiography, and an assessment of the state of the game which has been Graeme Souness' lifetime passion, drawing extensively on his incredible experience as a player, manager and pundit.
Graeme Souness is a Glasgow Rangers icon, and a Liverpool legend in the same bracket as Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
He has racked up getting on for fifty years in and around the world of professional football. The game has been his life, and his enduring passion.
Souness has written a perceptive and opinionated autobiography. It chronicles one of the most successful and colourful careers in the history of British football. But it also provides an intriguing assessment of the game which has dominated his existence, drawing extensively on his incredibly rich and varied experiences as a player, manager and pundit.
The result is a shrewd, incisive and hard-hitting memoir, at times tinged with hindsight and regret, which also grapples with many of the major talking points affecting the game today. It is shot through with Souness' trademark tenacity and wisdom, and with fantastic anecdotes from his glittering career.
In many ways, Football: My Life, My Passion is the story of the last half-century of British football writ large.
When Graeme Souness talks about football there are, naturally enough, frequent reminders of how he played the game. Intelligence and confidence are much in evidence and some subjects are tackled as abrasively as opponents on the field once were. - The Sunday Times