EPL Talk’s selection for February’s book discussion is The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw written by Paul McGuigan (a founding member of the British rock band Oasis) and Paolo Hewitt (an accomplished author and former journalist for NME).
The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw tells the true story of Robin Friday, a superbly gifted footballer who was compared to George Best. How exactly Robin Friday — a cult-hero at the clubs he played for in England — didn’t become a household name is revealed in the book. Friday’s dabbling with smoking, drinking, womanizing and drug-taking certainly played a role.
Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan initially learned about Robin Friday while he was touring across the United States with Oasis. He came across an article about a wild man from England who had a ridiculous talent for football and led a “shockingly entertaining life.”
The book has been so well received that a movie is in the works, which includes involvement from a production company based in Los Angeles.
For the monthly book club, go ahead and read the book and feel free to share any observations, questions or things you find fascinating. Just post them in the comments section below.
The deadline to finish reading the book is the end of this month (February).
The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.