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  • On Days Like These

  • The incredible autobiography of a football legend
  • By: Martin O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Martin O'Neill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (223 ratings)

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On Days Like These

By: Martin O'Neill
Narrated by: Martin O'Neill
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Summary

Martin O’Neill is one of the most fascinating and respected figures in football. On Days Like These tells the story of his remarkable career.

For the first time, Martin O’Neill reflects on one of the most varied and successful football careers in the British Isles. He made his breakthrough playing for Distillery in Northern Ireland before joining Brian Clough’s legendary Nottingham Forest team, becoming one of the few players who made the epic journey from the Second Division to the glory years: winning the First Division championship, two League Cups and back-to-back European Cups. O’Neill represented Northern Ireland over sixty times, playing alongside George Best and captaining the side at the 1982 World Cup, where they reached the quarter-finals.

As a manager, O’Neill’s celebrated leadership of Celtic saw them win seven trophies, including three Scottish Premier League titles; and in England he successfully led Leicester City to two League Cups and Aston Villa to an unprecedented three consecutive top six Premier League finishes. He oversaw the Republic of Ireland reaching the Euros in 2016, when they made it to the second round for the first time in their history.

With a career spanning over fifty years, Martin tells of his exhilarating highs and painful lows; from the joys of winning trophies, promotion and fighting for World Cups to being harangued by fans, boardroom drama, relegation scraps and being fired. Written with his trademark honesty and humour, On Days Like These is one of the most insightful and captivating autobiographies and a must-hear for any fans of the beautiful game.

©2022 Martin O'Neill (P)2022 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Awesome

An astonishing account of an amazing man. This autobiography is excellently written by O’Neill revealing his inner lost thoughts. Certainly one I will access again!

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The best sporting autobiography I have ever read

The best sporting autobiography I have ever read.

Martin O’Neill has delivered a sublime and superb book that is honest, insightful, funny and detailed.

He gives a decent and open view of his sporting life that sheds light on a truly remarkable career at the very top of the game.

A must read for anyone with a interest in football.

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loved it and hearing Martin narrate just makes it. fascinating insight into a man I've admired since he was manager at celtic, some nice stories about the clubs he's played for and managed and some of the characters he's worked with along the way. 10 out of 10

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A listening delight

A truly remarkable story narrated with class. A must read or listen for all football fans

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Fascinating and superbly narrated

Brilliantly narrated and a well paced book that covers his early life, football career and then stepping up into management. As a Wycombe Wanderers fan, the halcyon days of the 1990s are covered in more detail than I’d have expected and it brought back vivid memories. Great book.

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Expected more

Martin O’Neill had a superb football career as a player and manager. That is reflected in this book. But from his TV punditry we know him to be insightful with a dry wit. Unfortunately, that is not reflected in the book. It is a standard football biography. Much of what is on offer any student of football would know already. There is little offered to explain why he had the success he had. Credit to him for narrating it, though.

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Well read and very interesting

Amazing to hear my hero martin read his own stories. Loved every bit of it.

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Just marvellous!

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Something early on has to happen as to grab a listeners/readers attention and boy does he deliver!

By paragraph one of chapter one you learn that “sensible”Martin was never always so, sharing a story that to win affection from sister rather than walk downstairs on sight he thought it would be wise to jump out the window from height all to get a hug and it then for some unknown reason he starts to ram a stick in his eye….I’m surprised Martin has got this far to have a book 12hrs long and glad he has.
The book catalogues a fairytale career as a player and as a manager but it is more than that, chance encounters, characters of the game, family.
The delivery/performance is 1st Class.
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Excellent take of a football life

Stirring and very enjoyable, as a fan brought back some amazing memories of Forest, Celtic, 1982 World Cup and Rep of Ireland.
Would have liked to have heard more of Martin’s early life and a bit more of personal life and struggles.

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Emotional from start to finish

Loved this autobiography, Martin’s words and the way he narrates them make you feel like you were there (well I was for some of his moments) The raw emotion is clear and brought goosebumps, and resounding memories of where Martin’s career had caused him to enter into my live.