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The Perfect 10, by Richard Williams, Faber & Faber, €21.90.

6th May, 2006

The Perfect 10, by Richard Williams, Faber & Faber, €21.90.

Nobody’s ever going to write a football book about great left-backs of our time - or if they do, they’d better not be planning to retire to Dubai on the publishing royalties. It’s the number 10s who invariably get the glory: the mercurial, twinkle-toed, often maddeningly erratic playmakers and schemers occupying the same golden-boy pedestal reserved in other sports for quarterbacks, out-halves and the like....

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