The best-selling football book on one of the game’s mavericks – now in paperback Extensively updated to include the 2007/08 season, the drama of the play-off final and the goal that took Hull to the Premier League.
Deano charts his journey from a pea-packer at Birds Eye to a football idol. The highs and lows of a career that has taken him from non-league North Ferriby United to Hull City, Aberdeen, Oxford United, Bradford City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield’s Wednesday and United, and back to Hull again. His story has been nothing short of dramatic.
Though never far from controversy, Deano’s reputation as an old fashioned centre-forward, hitting the target over 200 times in his career, has made him popular with fans and players alike. He recalls the incidents that earned him a ‘bad-boy’ reputation and the moments of glory that made him a sporting hero. Ultimately this is the story of a hardworking pro who stands out as a real man in the modern game. ‘Deano’ blows the lid on what it is really like day in day out to stay at the top.
The Northern Echo, 27th February 2008
Every so often, an autobiography appears to buck the trend. [Deano] contains no references to World Cups, WAGs or Hello magazine. It does, however, tell the topsy-turvy tale of an old-school footballer who rose from Humberside non-league outfit North F…
A startlingly revealing account not just of his career in football, but of growing up in what Windass said was often an unhappy home.
The long-awaited autobiography . . . reveals just how it felt to live the dream and become a Tigers folk hero.
As you would expect from such a larger-than-life character, never far from controversy, his autobiography is a good read.
The past, which used to come at Windass in remoseless waves . . this cruel sea of remembrance and how he turned its tide. . . [it] is there in plain and simple language in this rather remarkable book.
A remarkable book of his eventful life
Evening Standard (London), 11th January 2008
Tiger Dean has plenty in his tank
The Daily Mail, 11th January 2008
Hull are a very different club to the one he left behind and saved from extinction . . . It is all covered in [this] warts-and-all autobiography . . . a virtual sell-out in the city.
This autobiography takes us through the life of Windass from childhood to his return to his hometown club and provides a fascinating insight into the life and career of the fans’ favourite