Ferris relives his childhood and teens with brutal candour laced with black humour. At 16, paul ferris becomes newcastle uniteds youngestever firstteamer. Unfortunately, ferris, who was a highly touted teenager when he broke through, wrecked his knee in training and had to give up on his dreams. Oct 15, 2019 football memoirs rarely produce great literature but ferris s the boy on the shed is a glistening exception. The boy on the shed is of a time and place, of ireland, of northern ireland, of growing up a catholic on a protestant estate in lisburn in the 1970s. Paul ferris has written a book that transcends genres. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Feb 19, 2018 paul ferris with the newcastle united squad. Paul ferris was once part of a potent newcastle attack menu that also contained kevin keegan, peter beardsley and chris waddle, with paul gascoigne pulling the strings. Paul ferris spent much of his childhood in lisburn looking through one. Ferris writes with the sort of fluency that, on the pitch, once impressed peers such as paul gascoigne.
A remarkable sporting memoir with a foreword by alan shearer by paul ferris, 9781473666740, available at book. Apr 06, 2020 the boy on the shed, by paul ferris a book which begins as a stark social history of northern ireland during its most troubled sectarian times develops into a superb memoir. The boy on the shed, paul ferris 9781473666702 boeken. Theres a good chance youve never heard of paul ferris the former footballer. I love nick hornbys fever pitch written from the perspective of a diehard fan and was intrigued when i read of paul ferris memoir, the boy on the shed, about his time with newcastle united as both player and physiotherapist. An extraordinary tale of triumphs and tears the boy on the shed was released yesterday a book written by an exfootballer that is much more than just a football book. Paul ferriss most popular book is the boy on the shed. Dec 08, 2018 paul s releasing his book unfinished business paul was caged at the old bailey for ten years in 1995 after being found guilty of conspiracy to deal in firearms and having explosives. Paul ferris set to release book that every newcastle united. Sports book awards autobiography of the year ebook. The boy on the shed was released yesterday a book written by a footballer that is much more than just a football book. See more like this the hanging shed new paperback book. An extraordinary tale of triumphs and tears the irish.
This will be one of the most talked about football books of 2018. The boy on the shed is a beautifully written account of a life, but it also lifts the lid on big personalities at newcastle. Paul ferris autobiography of the year 2019 winner written with brutal candour, dark humour and consummate style, former footballer and newcastle united physiotherapist paul ferriss memoir the boy on the shed is a riveting and moving account of a life less ordinary. The football books you should read during the coronavirus. Exglasgow enforcer paul ferris insists hes no longer a. In the boy on the shed, set to be one of the most talkedabout football books of the year, paul ferris charts a playing career that brought him into contact with stars like kevin keegan, ruud. Matt ritchie boosts toons survival hopes and all but ends uniteds faint.
Feb 25, 2018 paul ferris has released a stunning new book entitled the boy on the shed with alan shearer giving the publication his full backing this week in the book, which has rocketed to the top of the. Paul ferris born 10 july 1965 in lisburn, northern ireland is a former footballer, physiotherapist for newcastle united, barrister and author biography. Like many a tricky winger from northern ireland, he is hailed as the new george best. Paul ferris has 63 books on goodreads with 24 ratings. In august 1991, chelsea football club descended on bundoran.
The title of the book doesnt exactly give it away, but seeing the familiar name of paul ferris, a player around in the time when i was starting to go to st james park regularly, it was an obvious choice. Winner of the the telegraph sports book awards autobiography of the year 2019 shortlisted for the william hill sports book of the year 2018. Feb 22, 2018 the boy on the shed is a story of love and fate. Shortlisted for the william hill sports book of the year awardt. The ferris family are catholics in a predominantly protestant town at the height of the troubles.
A remarkable sporting memoir with a foreword by alan shearer. Its also been nominated and im guessing won for the sports book awards, so it. Winner of the the telegraph sports book awards autobiography of the year 2019. It is a story of everyday sectarianism and its effects.
An extraordinary tale of triumphs and tears the irish news the boy on the shed was released yesterday a book written by a footballer that is much more than just a football book. Football memoirs rarely produce great literature but ferriss the boy on the shed is a glistening exception. The boy on the shed is a beautifully written account of a life, but it also lifts the lid on big personalities at newcastle united. Ferris is a trusted confidante in the years when newcastle and english football began the transformation from. Paul ferriss book an intriguing story of love and hate the boy on the shed more than a sporting bio its a window on another world sat, feb 17, 2018, 05. Football memoirs rarely produce great literature but ferris s the boy on the shed is a glistening exception. Mar 18, 2019 i am so glad i had the chance to read ferriss story and for me it is a book that the fa and pfa should make sure as many young footballers as possible read, but even for nonfootballers there is a lot we can all take from ferriss journey. Like many a tricky winger from northern ireland, he is hailed as the new george. Newcastles assistant physio paul ferris on sticking his. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Shortlisted for the william hill sports book of the year award 9781473666702. In 1981, ferris signed for newcastle united from lisburn youth in northern ireland and became the clubs youngest ever debutant when he appeared aged just 16 years and 294 days.602 1503 1108 1066 1141 1372 647 789 807 409 114 1351 994 890 1469 8 595 926 1152 1155 42 648 685 988 388 834 1371 1497 1401 842 741 218 1416 1093 36 603 1402 338 39 531 101 510 95 216 1385