About this book
The extraordinary memoir of Paul Lake, the greatest English footballer never to make the national team. Set against a turning point in English football, this story is a powerful story of love and loss and the cruel, irreparable damage of injury; of determination, spirit and resilience and of unfulfilled potential and broken dreams. Possibly a strong contender for the William Hill Sports Prize.
Paul Lake's footballing talent was spotted at a young age. As a rising star Paul became a target for top clubs. But then, in 1990, Paul ruptured his cruciate ligament and sustained the worst possible injury that a footballer can suffer. With an enforced retirement from the game he adored, Paul was left a broken man. This title tells his story.