Full Time: The Secret Life of Tony Cascarino

Full Time: The Secret Life of Tony Cascarino

By (author) Paul Kimmage


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In a world where so many books by and about footballers are little more than bland PR exercises, Full Time breaks the mould decisively. Stripping away the facade of what we think life must be like for an international football star, Paul Kimmage reveals a different story when it comes to Irish footballer Tony Cascarino. Scarred by his childhood, haunted by indiscretion and troubled by a secret from his past, Cascarino is struggling to find answers as he speeds towards the most terrifying juncture in sport: the end. As Cascarino opens up about his fears, crippling loss of confidence and sexual indiscretion, no wonder The Times voted it one of the Top Ten football books of all time and Eamon Dunphy said of it: 'If it were fiction this book could win the Booker Prize.'

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 20mm | 180g
  • 14 Feb 2013
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 1471110605
  • 9781471110603
  • 133,509

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Paul Kimmage was a professional cyclist before he turned to journalism, competing in the Tour de France on three occasions. His book Rough Ride won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. He has been named Sports Interviewer of the Year five times at the Sports Journalists' Association awards. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed books Full time and Engage.

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