A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng

By Ronald Reng


WINNER OF THE BRITISH activities booklet AWARDS 2012 soccer e-book OF THE YEAR

Why does a global footballer with the realm at his ft choose to take his personal life?

On 10 November 2009 the German nationwide goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in entrance of a passing educate. He used to be thirty-two years outdated and a faithful husband and father.

Enke had performed for a string of Europe's most sensible golf equipment, together with Barcelona and Jose Mourinho's Benfica and was once destined to turn into his country's first selection in target for years yet to come. yet underneath the veneer of good fortune, Enke battled with crippling melancholy.

Award-winning author Ronald Reng items jointly the puzzle of his friend's existence, laying off important mild at the crushing pressures continued via specialist sportsmen and on lifestyles on the best golf equipment. At its middle, Enke's tragedy is a common tale of a guy suffering opposed to his demons.

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Browns 33, Baltimore 30 (OT) at Baltimore, 2007. It was the first time I really thought they looked like a legitimate team. The offense was balanced. Josh Cribbs didn’t have a huge game in return yardage. There had been wins before when the offense put up big numbers, like 51-45 over Cincinnati, and other wins had come when the special teams carried the Browns. But they really looked like a team in this game. I thought, ‘Wow. I’m starting to think this is not a fluke. ’ 9. Steelers 36, Browns 33 at Pittsburgh, 2002 wild-card playoff game.

TV cameraman was knocked out at a Browns game. I think we were playing the Oilers. Everybody was yelling and throwing snowballs at the paramedics. Shows how the fans get worked up around here. 8. Frank Robinson’s home run on Opening Day as the first black manager in baseball. Maybe it was a set-up by the pitcher? (Author’s Note: Carey was kidding, of course. The racially progressive history of the Indians has led Carey, often a critic of political correctness as a Libertarian, to reluctantly admit Chief Wahoo should go.

BERSERK OUTFIELDER GIVES HECKLER MORE THAN HE CAN STOMACH. In 1991, Jeff Pillar, a heckler in the left field stands, kept shouting: “Hey, Joey. ” Belle, who since rehab had insisted on being called “Albert” and not his old nickname “Joey,” turned, threw and hit the fan more crisply in the gut with a baseball than he usually hit the cutoff man. A seven-game suspension followed. 13. FOR WHOM THE BELLE STROLLS. Later in the 1991 season, Belle was sent back to Colorado Springs for dogging it on a ground ball he had hit to third.

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