- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (19 May 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1786061171
- ISBN-13: 978-1786061171
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 19.7 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,51,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jamie Vardy, The Boy From Nowhere: The Boy from Nowhere - The True Story of the Genius Behind Leicester City's 5000-1 Winning Season Paperback – 19 May 2016
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Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times and the Sun. He is also the author of the No.1 bestseller Roy Keane: Red Man Walking, Rooney: Wayne's World and The Magnificent Sevens.
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But we have to say that his most recent offering, Jamie Vardy: The Boy from Nowhere, is at a whole new level and is perhaps his greatest work.
The story of Jamie Vardy is a popular one these days, but this one is a bit different and a whole lot better. A lot of time is spent on Vardy’s time in non-league and that experience clearly made him the player he is today. There is also a great discussion of the disappointment he faced as a youth when he was turned away by his local club; we’re sure that Sheffield Wednesday would want him today if given a second chance.
His story is so inspirational, very, very few non-league players make it to the Champions League or the English national team, but Jamie Vardy did and did so against all the odds. He’s an example for others to follow, someone who has overcome a life’s worth of obstacles to reach the peak of professional and international football.
This book also points out his indiscretions, doesn’t shove them under the rug so to speak. Those issues, which are isolated and in the past, make up just another set of obstacles. Vardy has since put the negativity behind him and is looking toward the future, his and the future for those like him. His latest project, the V9 Academy, gives back to the sport and gives other talented footballers the chance to make it big, Jamie Vardy big.
If you want to learn about Vardy and his background and career, then this is the book for you. You don’t have to wait for his autobiography to come out in October; you can simply enjoy this one now.
It’s a great story of doing the unexpected, along the lines of Horatio Alger or Rocky. I’m glad that Worrall and John Blake teamed up for this one. It is a must-read because it captures the spirit and journey of Jamie Vardy, the boy from nowhere that made it big everywhere.