Dunphy: A Football Life
by Jared Browne (2012)
Eamon Dunphy, irrepressible and irreverent, divides opinion like no other. Dunphy: A Football Life charts the intriguing and frequently humorous course of Dunphy's life in football, both as a player and football journalist, beginning with his unspectacular playing days with a succession of English clubs, most notably Millwall FC.
The book revisits his controversial stances on all things football and throws in some of the politics too. It is an in-depth discussion of many of the major talking points in Irish football, such as: The Saipan controversy, The Jack Charlton years, Giovanni Trapattoni, Roy Keane, and Mick McCarthy.
The book also delves into Dunphy's inimitable views on the British game covering: his ground breaking memoir Only a Game? on his final 1973/74 season at Millwall; his sensational views on the English national team; his controversial and often witty criticisms of BBC and Sky television football pundits.
With comprehensive breadth and drawing extensively upon interviews with Dunphy, his own football books, print journalism, radio and television appearances, and the opinions of numerous other football writers, Jared Browne has created an engrossing portrait of a fascinating man.