Savage!: The Robbie Savage Autobiography (Google eBook)

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Random House, Jan 18, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Robbie Savage could have been just another Manchester United reject. Instead, he used the Old Trafford scrapheap as a springboard to become one of the most instantly recognisable footballers in the Premier League, despite being told by Sir Alex Ferguson he was not good enough to stay in the class of '92 alongside David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville.

For the last 16 years, Savage has carved out a reputation as a hard man and wind-up merchant with an unerring ability to grab a headline. From deliberately getting Tottenham's Justin Edinburgh sent off in a Wembley Cup final to the 'Jobbiegate' row with referee Graham Poll and the bust-ups with John Toshack, Rio Ferdinand, Graeme Souness and Paul Jewell, the list is endless.

Yet numerous footballing legends will testify to the skill of the midfielder, who has starred for Crewe, Leicester, Birmingham, Blackburn and Derby and won 39 international caps for Wales. Behind the long blond hair, the Armani tattoo and the flamboyant cars, Savage has always been the heartbeat of his team.

Savage! provides a unique insight into the extraordinary life of an elite sportsman, a colourful character and loving family man. Love him or loathe him, Robbie Savage's story is a remarkable one.

  

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the normal run of the mill book about players looking back at their careers this one is an interesting read but nothing special Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Robbie Savage currently plays for and captains Derby County and has previously played for a number of other English clubs. He won 39 international caps for Wales between 1995 and 2005.

Janine Self is a sports writer with 20 years' experience working for national newspapers. She has known Robbie Savage since he played for Leicester City (1997-2002) and has reported on most of his controversial exploits over the years.

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