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# autobiography - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff on how he learned to play football

The Dutch legend explains how he honed his skills on the streets of Amsterdam.

# autobiography - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Turning down England, Jack Charlton in Denver and more tidbits from McAteer's new book

Plus, why Alan Stubbs is an incredibly sound person.

# autobiography - Monday 25 April, 2016

My Turn, the Johan Cruyff autobiography, will be published later this year

Today would have marked the Dutch master’s 69th birthday.

# autobiography - Friday 16 October, 2015

Positional problems with Robbie Keane and 4 other things we learned from Stevie G's book

Also, thoughts on Andrea Pirlo, Roy Keane and the mistakes of his youth.

Gerrard reveals how Rodgers reacted to slip

The former Liverpool midfielder has explained the manager’s half-time team talk following the infamous incident.

# autobiography - Thursday 25 June, 2015

# autobiography - Monday 27 October, 2014

Suarez: Call me a biter or a diver, but not a racist

The controversial attacker is adamant he was misunderstood during the incident with Patrice Evra.

# autobiography - Thursday 23 October, 2014

11 things we learned from BOD's big new book

A shocking revelation about a snooze button, developing Ireland’s defence and his attachment to that number 13 shirt.

# autobiography - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Roy Keane: 'It was never going to be like Little House on the Prairie'

The former Manchester United captain expected his eventual exit from the club to be messy.

# autobiography - Friday 10 October, 2014

'It's an excellent book for anyone who's interested in the end of greatness' - Dunphy on Keane's latest

The Irish pundit praises the “outstanding” and “tragic” autobiography.

# autobiography - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Keane wrote second book to defend himself against 'a pack of lies'

That said, it’s not all about ‘falling out’ with people, according to the Ireland assistant boss.

# autobiography - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

How was Roy Keane's new book leaked three days before its official release?

The story revolves around a Tesco in Burnage.

# autobiography - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Joe Brolly needs to 'examine his conscience' when it comes to GAA punditry - Shane Curran

In his new autobiography ‘Cake’, Curran has highlighted the problem of pundits fuelling the online ‘trolling’ of GAA players.

# autobiography - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Look out, Moyesie: Alex Ferguson is updating his autobiography

A year on from releasing the book, Manchester United’s former manager is set to spill the beans on events since his retirement.

# autobiography - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Brought to book: 5 potential titles for Roy Keane's Roddy Doyle penned autobiography

The pairing of Doyle and Keane for the Irish assistant’s second autobiography is an unlikely match made in literary heaven.

# autobiography - Friday 22 November, 2013

13 of our favourite quotes from Owen Mulligan's autobiography

The three-time All-Ireland winner has released ‘Mugsy – My Story’.

# autobiography - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

'Roy overstepped the mark' - Ferguson reveals all in new book

The ex-Manchester United boss also talks openly about his relationships with David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and the English FA.

15 of the best tweets as Alex Ferguson launches his book Twittersphere This post contains images

15 of the best tweets as Alex Ferguson launches his book

Roy Keane, Rafael Benitez and the TV show Friends are among the topics discussed.

Open thread: What would you like to read about most in Alex Ferguson's autobiography?

The lid will be lifted on the Scot’s new book this afternoon.

# autobiography - Monday 21 October, 2013

Wenger 'fears the worst' about Alex Ferguson's autobiography

The former Manchester United boss releases his new book tomorrow.

# autobiography - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Sean Kelly: Readers are not interested in half an autobiography about doping

The former number one cyclist in the world spoke to Second Captains about details in his book ‘Hunger’.

# autobiography - Thursday 18 July, 2013

15 things we'd like to read in Eamon Dunphy's upcoming autobiography Top Top Analysis This post contains videos

15 things we'd like to read in Eamon Dunphy's upcoming autobiography

The book is due to come out this October, and there are plenty of potential reasons to look forward to it.

# autobiography - Sunday 2 June, 2013

6 things we've learned so far from Craig Bellamy's autobiography

The Welsh player recalls that infamous golf club incident and his problems with Alan Shearer.

# autobiography - Monday 6 May, 2013

How many of these sports autobiographies can you guess from their opening lines?

Have you been paying attention? Test yourself in our bumper Bank Holiday weekend sports quiz.

# autobiography - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Memory lane: Roy Keane on when Ireland lost to Austria but passed 'Harry's Challenge' Controversy This post contains videos

Memory lane: Roy Keane on when Ireland lost to Austria but passed 'Harry's Challenge'

The former Irish captain recalled the infamous events surrounding the 1995 fixture in his autobiography.

# autobiography - Friday 23 November, 2012

Teddy books recalled following 'printing error'

Between three and four thousand copies of Teddy McCarthy’s autobiography have been recalled following its launch this week.

# autobiography - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Thorpe reveals struggles with depression and alcohol

The 30-year-old kept his problems secret from everyone, including his parents, until now.

Brian O'Driscoll: You have to feel those disappointments to appreciate it fully when it comes around

Leinster’s leading try-scorer has won three Heineken Cups but can still vividly recall the semi-final heartache of 2003.

# autobiography - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Richie McCaw: Players like Quade Cooper get sorted. Sooner or later they get their beans

The more shocking aspect about the All Black captain’s new book is that it is retailing at $50 in New Zealand. Birthday and Xmas pressie combo?

# autobiography - Thursday 23 August, 2012

From David Norris to publish autobiography in October David Norris

David Norris to publish autobiography in October

The senator and former presidential candidate is expected to cover his long career in politics and his controversial bid for the Áras.

# autobiography - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Answers: Sports biographies and their opening lines

How did you do?

# autobiography - Thursday 9 September, 2010

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Signed Blair books going for over €263 on eBay

Don’t you wish you queued now?

# autobiography - Thursday 19 August, 2010

He’s best known as the man in the plain white helmet, scooting around the Top Gear test track or training celebrities on how best to be a Star in a Reasonable Priced Car.

Now, Top Gear’s ‘tame racing driver, The Stig, faces a legal battle with the BBC over whether he’s allowed to give his real name.

The man behind the, eh, helmet wants to write an autobiography – but the broadcaster insists he’s not allowed to do so, claiming it would breach ”agreed contractual and confidentiality obligations relating to the programme” if he were to do so.

Only a handful of executives, and the show’s three presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, are said to know the Stig’s true identity. Even the celebrities he trains don’t know his real name.

But the Stig is understood to be privately annoyed at how much the show’s presenters earn from its lucrative spinoffs – with Jeremy Clarkson making £800,000 last year from the show’s commercial spinoffs, aside from his wage for presenting the show itself – while his own anonymity stops him from cashing in on the BBC’s Stig-related merchandise.

Media lawyers say the Stig may be able to defend his case by saying his identity is public domain already – with it being long believed that his real name is Ben Collins, a 33-year-old former Formula Three driver – and that his identity being withheld would be a basic violation of the driver’s human rights.

Ironically, the current Stig is the second person to fulfil the role – the original Stig, who wore an all-black suit instead of an all-white one, Perry McCarthy, was sacked when his identity was revealed.

# autobiography - Monday 16 August, 2010

FORMER BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to give his £4.6m book advance to charity.

Blair will donate the money to a new sports centre for injured troops. Blair said he will donate all the money from his book A Journey in addition to any further royalties received. The centre, the Royal British Legion’s Battle Back Challenge Centre is due to open in 2012.

“Tony Blair decided on leaving office that he would donate the proceeds of his memoirs to a charity for the Armed Forces as a way of marking the enormous sacrifice they make for the security of our people and the world. The Royal British Legion is just such a cause,” the spokesman said.

“In making this decision, Tony Blair recognises the courage and sacrifice the armed forces demonstrate day in, day out.”

Blair’s decision to go into Iraq was a controversial one that divided the UK and many believe overshadows his legacy as prime minister.

Blair’s book is due out on Sept 1 and although he will do a series of signings, security measures mean fans will not be allowed take photographs with the retired PM.

Members of the Stop The War Coalition plan to picket Mr Blair’s appearance at London branch of Waterstones and attempt to “arrest” him for alleged war crimes.