Perry Groves is an Arsenal legend. He's not the clubs greatest scorer (not even close) and didn't manage a massive number of appearences either. However he became something of a cult figure for Arsenal due to his never give up attitude and his bizzare tin tin haircut.
This is the story of Perry's life from boy to hero and father. Wisely concentrating on the hilarious anecdotes of a proffesional footballer and his scrapes with the law, and other players instead of the "boring family stuff like arguments at xmas that everyone already knows" this is a riot from start to finish.
The style is relaxed and informal and throughout Perry's story you really get the impression that he's bemused that he was lucky enough to take these experiences himself, and even luckier to be given the oppurtunity to share them.
Told with good humour, not once does Groves come across as bitter for missing out on todays wages explosion although he does make some wry observations - and you have to ask if anyone in football today has this much fun.
I can't recommend this enough to anyone who likes football, sports or even just wants to read the exciting story of one man lucky enough to steo into his own dream....Continua