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Rooney’s Gold may help you understand Wayne


Much has been made of Wayne Rooney’s engagement of law firm Schillings in an attempt to prevent John Sweeney’s Rooney’s Gold from being published. The reason becomes quite clear after you read it. This book is an unauthorized, uncensored story of a young man who exploded onto the football world before he was old enough to vote and has continued to provide the media with sensational headlines ever since. Readers must surely prefer to read this authentic account of what really is a good yarn instead of a sanitized, autobiography which will skirt around anything that may be unpalatable.
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Gangsters, blackmail and sleazy player agents


The nature of the revelations contained in John Sweeney’s book Rooney’s Gold about the dubious dealings by Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford and various other characters prompted a Google search for any other information which may shed further light on the world of footballers, their agents and big money transfers. The following is a six year old newspaper report written by Jamie Jackson and published in The Observer on October 17, 2004. It’s about a court case that involved many of the people Sweeney wrote about in his book and shows an entirely different face of  football which many fans will find highly disturbing.

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