Ok, so as a rule, reading diaries written by "famous" people tends to be fairly dull. This is different. For one thing, 99% of people in the UK (let alone outside) wouldn't have the blindest clue who Garry Nelson is, less want to read his diary for a year.
What this provides, though, is an unsuppressed look behind the scenes at a mediocre Premiership club in the early to mid 90s by a self confessed journeyman footballer who got lucky. Nelson is never less than candid about his fears (being dropped, injury, ...) and talks about many of the issues at Charlton Athletic at the time, in particular that of having co-managers.
Any self respecting football fan should get themselves a copy of this as soon as possible, although for those not a fan of the sport, probably one to avoid.
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