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Referee : Surviving Life, Cancer and the Premier League (Hardcover) (Mark Halsey)

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The ultimate book on the joy and pain, the highs and lows of refereeing soccer matches at the highest level

Mark Halsey has been officiating games for more than a dozen years and in that time has witnessed just about everything there is to witness on a professional football pitch. This intriguing new book details the pressures exerted on a modern official from the moment he leaves his home or hotel in the morning, through the confrontations with managers and players on the field of play and in tunnels and dressing rooms, to the journey home to watch his mistakes beamed into the living rooms of millions of fans. It also chronicles Halsey's courageous personal battle against cancer and his heartwarming return to the professional ranks. This book is full of unique insights into the daily existence of "the man in the middle," tales of rows and controversies with players and managers, and the story of one of football's unlikeliest friendships with José Mourinho, who described Halsey as the only referee he likes.

The ultimate book on the joy and pain, the highs and lows of refereeing soccer matches at the highest level

Mark Halsey has been officiating games for more than a dozen years and in that time has witnessed just about everything there is to witness on a professional football pitch. This intriguing new book details the pressures exerted on a modern official from the moment he leaves his home or hotel in the morning, through the confrontations with managers and players on the field of play and in tunnels and dressing rooms, to the journey home to watch his mistakes beamed into the living rooms of millions of fans. It also chronicles Halsey's courageous personal battle against cancer and his heartwarming return to the professional ranks. This book is full of unique insights into the daily existence of "the man in the middle," tales of rows and controversies with players and managers, and the story of one of football's unlikeliest friendships with a certain José Mourinho, who described Halsey as the only referee he likes.

Number of Pages: 304.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Sports, Soccer
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Ltd
Author: Mark Halsey
Language: English
Street Date: April 24, 2016
TCIN: 16077674
UPC: 9780755364381
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-6172

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