Le Tiss

Le Tiss : The Autobiography

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Matthew Le Tissier was one of the most gifted and admired footballers of his time, creating and scoring the most wonderful of goals. Southampton fans adored him, turning up to see Matt's genius on the pitch week in week out and rarely going home disappointed. The source of his talent came from his perfect ball control. His agility and footwork meant that every touch could be executed with perfect poise. Matt Le Tissier's goals were invariably spectacular. A regular contender for goal of the month and winner of goal of the season, he was a brilliant player to watch and, whilst other high-scoring players notched up their fair share of four-yard tap-ins, Le Tissier seemed to be able to keep up with their strike rates from anywhere on the park. For somebody with Le Tissier's undeniable natural flair and ability, he met a surprising amount of criticism and many would agree that his abundance of talent went unrecognised and unrewarded. The question of why Matthew played his entire footballing career at Southampton is one of the most common forms of attack on the player.
Attempts to undermine his ability and consistency have been made with the question: 'Why did he never move to a larger club?' Now, in his first autobiography, this great player turned television pundit sets the record straight, with the flair and drama of one of his finest goals.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 8 colour & 8 b/w illustrations
  • 0752868497
  • 9780752868493

About Matthew Le Tissier

Born in 1968 in St Peter Port, Matthew Le Tissier signed for Southampton in 1985 and went on to score 209 goals (including 49 penalties out of 50) in 462 games, playing mainly in midfield. He was capped a measly 8 times for England. The force of this book lies in the space between those last two sentences.
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