A season’s access into the dressing room with Eamon Dunphy
He writes from within the game, giving us a peek at the high dramas developing within a professional football club as it fights to reach the top echelons of the English football league. Eamon Dunphy gives us a very genuine and very personal glimpse of what goes on inside a player’s head when facing defeats that are soul crushing and victories.
The season-long peek into Millwall Football Club’s dressing room, from the perspective of a football player, became a classic through the decades. It had set the standards for a lot of the modern type of biographies that we are now getting, warts and all (the better ones, that is).
“The best and most authentic memoir by a professional footballer” – Brian Glanville
“Exceptional. It became the standard by which similar books were judged …” – The Times
Nick Hornby, writer of the Fever Pitch, cited Eamon Dunphy’s book as “The best book about football I have read by someone who has actually played the game…everyone who has ever dreamt of a sporting career should read it“.
If you find my review on Only A Game? by Eamonn Dunphy brief, you’re welcome to comment below on how you found the book. I promise to publish your review.
But brief though it may be (after all, it is a review snippet), I firmly assert that Eamon Dunphy’s book is an indispensable part of any sports section in your library.