A Life Too Short

The Tragedy of Robert Enke

Author: Ronald Reng

Publisher: Random House


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR Why does an international footballer with the world at his feet decide to take his own life? On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thirty-two years old and a devoted husband and father. Enke had played for a string of Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona and Jose Mourinho's Benfica and was destined to become his country's first choice in goal for years to come. But beneath the veneer of success, Enke battled with crippling depression. Award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his friend's life, shedding valuable light on the crushing pressures endured by professional sportsmen and on life at the top clubs. At its heart, Enke's tragedy is a universal story of a man struggling against his demons. ‘It should be on every British football fan's reading list’ Metro

Association Football Players Who Committed Suicide

Robert Enke, Hughie Gallacher, Justin Fashanu, Sándor Kocsis, Matthias Sindelar

Author: Source: Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series



Page: 26

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Robert Enke, Hughie Gallacher, Justin Fashanu, S ndor Kocsis, Matthias Sindelar, Dale Roberts, Joan Gamper, Hughie Ferguson, Alan Davies, Jimmy Yates, Syd King, Sergi L pez Seg, Ramiro Castillo, Uche Okafor, Paul McGrillen, V. P. Sathyan, Agostino Di Bartolomei, Dave Clement, Erich Schaedler, Tim Carter, Tommy McLaren, Raimundo Tupper, Oleksandr Kovalenko, Alfons Novickis, Abd n Porte, Carlos Jos Castilho, Alberts Tarulis, Adam Ledwo?, Forbes Johnston, Brian Hill, John Lyons, Lester Morgan, Abram Raselemane, Vladimir Lisitsin, Leonard Adamov, Steve Fatupua-Lecaill, Yiannis Koskiniatis. Excerpt: Robert Enke (24 August 1977 - 10 November 2009) was a German football goalkeeper. Enke played at leading clubs in several European countries, namely Barcelona, Benfica and Fenerbah e, but made the majority of his appearances for Bundesliga side Hannover 96 in his homeland. He won eight full international caps for the German national team between 2007 and his death in 2009, and was part of the squad which finished as runners-up in Euro 2008. On 10 November 2009, Enke committed suicide. At the time of his death, he was widely considered to be a leading contender for the German number one spot at the 2010 World Cup. Robert Enke was married to wife Teresa and had a daughter, Lara, who died (aged two) on 17 September 2006 due to a heart birth defect (hypoplastic left heart syndrome). In May 2009 they adopted a baby girl, Leila. Enke lived with his family on a small farm in Empede, near Neustadt am R benberge until his death. Enke was involved with his wife in several animal rights campaigns, and they owned many pets. He lent his face to the PETA campaign against the fur industry. Enke was born and raised in Jena. There he began to play football in his grandparents' garden. He started his career in the youth ranks of hometown clu...

Soccer Men

Profiles of the Rogues, Geniuses, and Neurotics Who Dominate the World's Most Popular Sport

Author: Simon Kuper

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 452

In his national bestseller, Soccernomics, Simon Kuper pioneered a new way of looking at soccer, the world's most popular game, through his witty and meticulous use of data. In Soccer Men, Kuper explores the heart and soul of the sport by getting up close and personal with soccer's greatest players and coaches. An inquiry into the genius and hubris of the modern game, Soccer Men details the lives of international stars such as Arsène Wenger, Jose Mourinho, Josep Guardiola, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, and David Beckham, describing their upbringings, the soccer cultures they grew up in, the way they play or coach, and the baggage they bring to their relationships at work. In this updated edition, Kuper profiles Hope Solo, Raymond Domenech, Andrea Agnelli, Robin van Persie, Carlo Ancelotti, and more. He also provides a brilliant comparison of two tales of immigrant life: Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint and the autobiography of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Democracy and Political Culture

Studies in Modern British History

Author: Ross McKibbin

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 240

View: 223

Democracy and Political Culture: Studies in Modern British History attempts to give a total picture of the political-social culture of Great Britain in the twentieth century. To do so it chooses a number of particular subjects which nonetheless stand for this culture as a whole, and which together allow us to reach a number general conclusions about modern British history. In this sense it is a successor to McKibbin's previous collection of essays, The Ideologies of Class (1991), while it also takes up a number of the themes of his Classes and Cultures (1998). Above all, it is a study of British democracy and asks the questions: what does it mean to describe Britain as a democratic society and how might we measure it against other comparable societies? To do so, McKibbin has chosen not only more 'global' subjects - Britain's social structure and the sources of political authority; the social and political effects of the first world war; Britain's electoral and party system; its literary culture; its sporting culture, and the relation of that culture to the rest of the world, as well as to Britain itself; and a comparison of Britain's political culture with one of the closest comparable societies, Australia, and what that tells us about Britain - but also individual studies of three men, very prominent in British life, who, in different ways, both contributed to Britain's political culture and were also students of it: J.M. Keynes, an economist, Harold Nicolson, a politician and writer, and A.J. Cronin, a novelist. All three represented British political culture in its broadest spectrum.

O, Louis

In Search of Louis van Gaal

Author: Hugo Borst

Publisher: Random House


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 815

‘Am I so smart or are you so stupid?’ – Louis van Gaal I started out wanting to write a book about Marco van Basten. I still do, but I dread the moment when I have to write something I know will make him unhappy. He’s not a man you wage war on. With Louis van Gaal it’s different: as a journalist he leaves you no choice. You’re not worthy of the name if you aren’t prepared to return fire when he starts yelling. Hugo Borst is an award-winning writer, journalist and TV pundit. He is also a close friend of Louis van Gaal. Well, he used to be. O, Louis is Hugo’s attempt to get to grips with this larger-than-life character. Full of outrageous stories and unintentionally hilarious encounters, Borst details his quest to understand the man and the breakdown in their friendship. He interviews an array of experts who each interpret the great manager from the perspective of their own field – a cleric, a politician, a psychiatrist, an impersonator, a theatre director, writers, poets and a trio of keen comic minds. Through these meetings as well as through his own encounters with Van Gaal, Borst is finally able to unlock the personality of this exceptional, talented, infuriating and even, occasionally, loveable man. ‘This book will sell well. Everything that has my face on it sells well’ – Louis van Gaal

Suicides in Germany

Hermann Göring, Karl Koch, Arnold Berliner, Robert Enke, Eva Braun, Death of Adolf Hitler, Hermann Emil Fischer

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series



Page: 252

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 64. Chapters: Hermann G ring, Martin Bormann, Karl Koch, Death of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Robert Enke, Hermann Emil Fischer, Moritz Wagner, Hartmut Gr ndler, Viktor Meyer, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Karl Fischer von Treuenfeld, Ernst Schr der, Werner von Gilsa, Otto-Heinrich Drechsler, Friedrich Ludwig Weidig, Arnold Berliner, Andreas Floer, Walter Gross, Rex Gildo, Lise Lindb k, Eberhard von Brauchitsch, Josef B rckel, Paul Giesler, Clara Immerwahr, Joseph Wulf, Hans Fischer, Paul Drude, Wolfgang F rstner, Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, Hugo Distler, Theodor Dannecker, Carl Friedrich von P ckler-Burghauss, Stella K bler, May Ayim, Rudolf Querner, Zinaida Volkova, Max Rothmann, Karl Heinrich von Hoym, Albert V gler, Karoline von G nderrode, Adolf Merckle, Friedrich Alfred Krupp, Alfred Witte, Kirsten Heisig, Hans von Pechmann, Ingo Schwichtenberg, Rudolf Swiderski, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Julius Tafel, Jochen Klepper, Carl G ring, Amir Abdur Rehman Cheema, Ahmet Bilek, Otto H nigschmid, August Hirt, Clemens Wilmenrod, Paul Otto, Arnold Eucken, Hermann Leuchs, Roland Weisselberg, Heimrad Prem, J nos Majl th, Emil Heinrich Meyer, Hans H gele, Curt von Bardeleben, Volker Eckert, P ter Szondi, Arno Assmann, Herbert Kegel, Richard Corts, Reinhold Elstner, Horst K sler, Markus Hoffmann, Gert Prokop. Excerpt: Hermann Wilhelm G ring (or Goering; German pronunciation: 12 January 1893-15 October 1946) was a German politician, military leader, and a leading member of the Nazi Party. He was a veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, and a recipient of the coveted Pour le M rite, also known as "The Blue Max." He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1, the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen, "The Red Baron." In 1935, G ring was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe (German: ), a position he was to hold until the final...


A Modern Obsession

Author: Derek Beattie

Publisher: Liberties Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 209

When is it okay for a person to kill themself? How have ideas about this changed over time, and how do they differ across cultures? How do Ireland's suicide rates, especially among its young men, compare to rates in other countries in Europe and beyond? Are we obsessed today with the idea of suicide? Is it possible to prevent suicide - and, if so, how? Should we try to prevent all suicides, or are there some that we should allow, regulate, even assist? Might some suicides be rational? How are families affected by suicide? What can they do if a family member is suicidal? How can they cope after a suicide? Are doctors able to identify which pregnant women are at high risk of killing themselves? Would allowing these women to have abortions make them less likely to kill themselves? In this wide-ranging review and analysis of historical and scientific research on the topic of suicide, authors Derek Beattie and Dr Patrick Devitt take an unflinching and often chillingly rational look at these questions and many others.

Football Players Who Committed Suicide

Robert Enke, Hughie Gallacher, Justin Fashanu, Sándor Kocsis, Joan Gamper, Matthias Sindelar

Author: Books LLC

Publisher: Books LLC



Page: 124

View: 548

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Robert Enke, Hughie Gallacher, Justin Fashanu, Sndor Kocsis, Joan Gamper, Matthias Sindelar, Jimmy Yates, Alan Davies, Hughie Ferguson, Syd King, Sergi Lpez Seg, Ramiro Castillo, V. P. Sathyan, Dave Clement, Agostino Di Bartolomei, Paul Mcgrillen, Tim Carter, Erich Schaedler, Raimundo Tupper, Alfons Novickis, Tommy Mclaren, Abdn Porte, Alberts Tarulis, Carlos Jos Castilho, Adam Ledwo, Brian Hill, Forbes Johnston, Lester Morgan, Abram Raselemane, Leonard Adamov, Yiannis Koskiniatis. Excerpt: Abdn Porte (1880 - 5 March 1918) was an Uruguayan footballer . Playing career Club career Porte played for Coln from 1910. He moved to Libertad in 1911 before transferring to Nacional in the same year. Playing for Nacional Porte won four league titles. Until his death he played 207 times. International career Porte was a member of the Uruguay squad that won the 1917 South American Championship but did not play a game at the tournament. Death Porte shot himself in the centre of the Estadio Gran Parque Central during the night of 5 March 1918. His death followed period in which he was not selected for the first team. His body and a suicide note were found the next morning. The western stand at the Parque Central was named in his honour. References (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Abram Raselemane Abram Melato "Fire" Raselemane (March 23, 1978 in Thaba Nchu May 27, 2008 in Bloemfontein ) was a South African football striker for Premier Soccer League club Bidvest Wits and South Africa . Initially rising to prominence in 1999 while playing for Bloemfontein Young Tigers, he later played for Supersport United and Santos Cape Town before joining Wits in 2006. Between 2002 and 2006, he was capped 15 times by South Africa, scoring 3 goals. Raselmane died on May 27, 20...

The Stressed Sex

Uncovering the Truth About Men, Women, and Mental Health

Author: Daniel Freeman

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 132

Every day millions of people struggle with psychological and emotional problems. The Stressed Sex sets out to answer a simple, but crucial, question: are rates of psychological disorder different for men and women? The implications - for individuals and society alike - are far-reaching, and to date, this important issue has been largely ignored in all the debates raging about gender differences. Now Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman present a ground-breaking combination of epidemiological analysis and evidence-based science to get to the bottom of what's really going on. They discover which mental health problems are more common in men, and which are seen most often in women. And, in a finding that is sure to provoke lively debate, they reveal that, in any given year, women experience higher rates of psychological disorder than men. Why might this be the case? The Stressed Sex explains current scientific thinking on the possible reasons - and considers what might be done to address the imbalance.

You Don't Know Me, But . . .

A Footballer's Life

Author: Clarke Carlisle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 931

In the summer of 2012, Clarke Carlisle, after 15 years as a professional footballer, was without a contract and wondering if he still had a future in the game. With a growing media profile, thanks to his appearances on Question Time and an acclaimed documentary on racism in football, there were plenty of other opportunities, but he was determined to give it another go. Initially signing for York City before moving to Northampton Town, Carlisle was soon back in the thick of the action. As the events of the year unfolded, Carlisle looked back at his career, from his early days playing for England Under-21s, through career-threatening injuries and a battle with alcohol problems, to a late arrival at the top level with Burnley. As chairman of the PFA, Carlisle is a much-respected figure in the game; his raw honesty and penetrating insights will make readers view the game, and those who play it, in a whole new light.