The Keeper of Dreams by Ronald Reng Yellow Jersey $101 Goalkeeper Lars Leese's career in professional football lasted only three years but remains unique. Until he was 26 he was just a regular German guy, working as a buyer of computer products and playing part-time in a minor league near Cologne. Two years later, he secured English premier league team Barnsley's 1-0 victory over four-times European Cup winners Liverpool in front of 41,000 spectators at Anfield Road. This lively biography charts Leese's rise and picks apart his equally spectacular descent. John Hendrie, Barnsley's former manager, said of him: 'Lars Leese is a shambles. He's a loser who never achieved anything.' Even for those who aren't interested in football, this is a cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for. Where is Leese now? At 32, he has moved back to the Rhineland - where he sells office supplies.