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Both Sides: The International Bestseller

Nicklas Bendtner, Rune Skyum-Nielsen

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Football (Soccer, Association football)

Utterly compelling and brutally honest self-portrait of a troubled Premier League star.

***

'One of the best football books I've read for a very long time.' - Sam Pilger, FourFourTwo Magazine

'An extraordinary, granular depiction of a young football star's life.' - The Daily Mail

'An excellent read with some incredible stories.' - TalkSPORT Breakfast Show

Known as 'Lord Bendtner' to his fans and haters alike, Nicklas Bendtner has been lauded for his football skills at super clubs like Arsenal and Juventus. But his career has been haunted by his rocky behaviour and tendency to self-sabotage.

In this disarmingly honest memoir, Bendtner talks about the darker side of football and his own difficult fall from grace; about what it's like to have so much promise that you lose touch with reality altogether.

It's is about growing up in a working-class neighbourhood and fighting to reach the top in the worlds' toughest league. It's about friendship, rivalry, and the constant quest for an adrenaline kick. It's about money and what happens when you give a troubled, overconfident teen millions to spend. It's about an industry that has lost sight of what really matters.

A modern footballing fable, it's a story of decline, temper, talent, great football and ultimately the tragedy of unfulfilled potential.

Not since the days of Paul McGrath's Back

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Praise for Both Sides: The International Bestseller

  • An extraordinary, granular depiction of a young football star's life.

  • Explosive.

  • Bendtner is wired differently from the rest of us.

  • Entertaining, well-written and raw.

  • Unusually well-written, you are sucked in from the first line...a brilliant narrative of a turbulent life.

  • Nicklas Bendtner's autobiography is a brutally candid and ultimately moving lament of the mistakes he made and the lessons he learned. A sobering insight into the mind of a young footballer seduced by the trappings of the Premier League.

  • One of the best books I've read about being a Premier League star with all the problems and stuff that goes with it.

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