By John Burridge
A fascinating and humorous tell-all autobiography from a guy with an astonishing soccer career
John "Budgie" Burridge is a real journeyman professional and a hero to soccer fanatics. In a different occupation spanning 30 years, Budgie performed 771 league video games for 29 groups, together with Crystal Palace and QPR (under Terry Venables at either clubs), Southampton (alongside a tender Alan Shearer), Manchester urban, Aston Villa (where he may play opposed to Barcelona within the eu great Cup), Wolves, and in Scotland with Hibernian the place he used to be a hero of their League Cup win of 1991. That satisfied sojourn to Edinburgh might result in acrimony, although, as he ended up in a dressing-room struggle with the executive. hugely revered as a goalkeeper, yet denounced by way of many as an "oddball" (he admitted that he usually slept donning purely his goalkeeper's gloves), Budgie was once recognized for his madcap antics and his pre-match stretching workouts. The Burridge tale was once faraway from over while he retired in 1997 on the age of forty seven. He spent months in a hospital suffering from melancholy. He turned player-manager at non-league Blyth Spartans, in simple terms to overdue be convicted for dealing in counterfeit leisurewear. along with his spouse of greater than 30 years, Budgie moved to Oman within the center East to absorb a training publish with the nationwide staff. He sustained severe accidents while he used to be knocked down through a motor vehicle in 1999, yet is again in health and wellbeing, and able to inform his real story.