David Beckham is slated to release his newest autobiography on October 31st.
The former England captain’s book will be released by French media company Lagardere – which recently published the biography of Sweden international soccer player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic – through their UK based Headline Publishing Group.
The world rights for the autobiography were purchased by Headline’s non-fiction publishing director, Jonathan Taylor, from Beckham’s management company, XIX Entertainment. The book is intended to be a personal celebration of the winger’s playing days at Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
Taylor spoke glowingly of Beckham and his upcoming book: “David Beckham is, without a doubt, the most universally recognized and popular sports person on the planet, and this gorgeous book will be a superb way for his millions of fans around the world to celebrate David’s remarkable achievements within football,” Taylor said.
The book will cover the numerous club titles – which includes a Champions League medal, six Premier League titles and two FA Cups – Beckham accumulated through his career in England, Spain, the United States and France. It will also discuss the road that led to his outfield player record of 115 caps for The Three Lions.
Beckham has previously released four autobiographies: 1999’s David Beckham: My Story, 2001’s Beckham: My World, 2002’s David Beckham: My Side and 2003’s Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground.
After 45 minutes, the final Manchester derby of the 2016-17 Premier League season — the one that’ll go a long, long way toward deciding which of the city’s sides will finish in the top-four — is scoreless, but not without incident.
The game’s best chances thus far fell Manchester City’s way, as Sergio Aguero missed a clear-cut chance after 10 minutes — Kevin De Bruyne whipped in the perfect ball to the back post, and Aguero put it wrong side of David De Gea‘s post.
Ander Herrera has, once again, be Manchester United’s danger man, combining well with Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Claudio Bravo made the one save he was forced into during the first half. One thing to keep an eye on during the final 45 minutes: Rashford picked up a knock very early on, and struggled to move around the field after that.
The third Manchester Derby of the season is the first away from Old Trafford, as Manchester United visits Manchester City (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.
There’s much on the line, as the sides sit just two points apart in the race for the Top Four. Man City would leapfrog third-place Liverpool with a win, while United could join the Reds on 66 points with a match-in-hand.
Of note, Ayre admitted that the club thought Dele Alli demanded too much given what he had produced when the Reds has the chance to sign him as a 16-year-old, and said that Liverpool could’ve landed Alexis Sanchez but the player wanted to live in London (“We couldn’t move the football club to London, unfortunately,” he quipped).
The best part relayed by Sky Sports had to do with Luis Suarez, and shows the relentless nature of the transfer market. Clearly Barcelona had interest in Suarez before the fiery striker bit Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, because, well…
“I remember the sporting director of Barcelona calling me during that game, immediately as Suarez bit the player, and he said to me ‘my friend, he’s bitten somebody, how can this be the price?’ I said ‘he’d already bitten somebody when you first bid!'”
We’re sure there’s a certain amount of storytelling in there, but undoubtedly some truth.
Given Barca paid a reported $84 million for the striker, the asking price couldn’t have started that much higher.
Rog and Davo return to discuss Chelsea’s FA Cup semifinal victory over Spurs, update their Top Four predictions (again), and dive into the depths of the relegation zone. Plus, the very important movement to change “Hudson Street” to “Ray Hudson Street.”
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