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Re: Football books

Postby Captain Cunno » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:35 pm

Im currently working through Simon Jordan the ex palace owners book "Be careful what you wish for"

Its a fascinating read so far.
What a character.

The other good reads ive had recently were
Alex Higgins My Story
He paid more in fines than he won in prize money !!
Paul Merson "How not to be a professional"
He blew his whole PFA pension in one weekend !!

2 brilliant reads.
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Re: Football books

Postby Billy the fish » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:09 pm

Hi thanks for all the feedback and taking the time to post I have plumped for A season with Verona and Journeyman to which I'm now awaiting delivery ..
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Re: Football books

Postby arsene wengers coat » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:17 pm

Billy the fish wrote:Hi thanks for all the feedback and taking the time to post I have plumped for A season with Verona and Journeyman to which I'm now awaiting delivery ..


2 Great choices
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Re: Football books

Postby skeglad » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:41 pm

Try The Tony Ford Story good read
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Re: Football books

Postby Waggy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:44 pm

Provided you don't kiss me: 20 years with Brian Clough
Duncan Hamilton from NEP

Also, by the same author if you like cricket:

Harold Larwood

All Played Out
Pete Davies
Story of Italia 90
And I don't feel any sorrow
Towards the kings and queens of the butterfly collectors
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Re: Football books

Postby Chacawab » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:02 pm

Billy the fish wrote:Hi thanks for all the feedback and taking the time to post I have plumped for A season with Verona and Journeyman to which I'm now awaiting delivery ..


Thanks BtF for asking the question. They're the two books I'm going for to read whilst sinking a few beers by the pool :)
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Re: Football books

Postby kevin kents tasce » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:20 pm

I've read Jorneyman already. Downloaded 'nowhere men' as a result of this thread.

Just reading Chris Eubank's autobiography first, which is superb
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Re: Football books

Postby HitchcocksShins » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:54 pm

Also recently finished "Perry Boys" really good insight into the rise in the Salford gangs of the late 70s, their rivalries with Liverpool lot and the "casual" trend that emerged including the fashion element of it all which Cunno you might enjoy with your 600 pair of addidas trainers!
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Re: Football books

Postby KirkbyStag2 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:20 pm

A bit old but,

Inverting the Pyramid, The History of Football Tactics, by Jonathan Wilson

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Why England Lose & other curious football phenomena explained, by Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski
Champions 1974-75, 1976-77, 2012-13

Freight Rover Trophy Winners 1986-87
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Re: Football books

Postby trenty » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:21 pm

Sam Allardyce he was years in front for sports science a great read
Paul Casgoine utter nutter
Brian Clough
Jamie Vardy
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Re: Football books

Postby my name is jonas » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:36 pm

Chris Hargreaves who played around the lower leagues' book is a good one, good insight for a player doing the rounds and playing for a number of clubs. Some funny stories in it.

Paul lake ex man city player has a good book, had a lot of bad luck with injuries and follows all of that in depth.

Matt Le Tissiers is a nice easy read too and pretty funny at times and Paul mersons book is pretty mad when think about what he was getting up too on a daily basis as a professional footballer
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Re: Football books

Postby Captain Cunno » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:07 am

HitchcocksShins wrote:Also recently finished "Perry Boys" really good insight into the rise in the Salford gangs of the late 70s, their rivalries with Liverpool lot and the "casual" trend that emerged including the fashion element of it all which Cunno you might enjoy with your 600 pair of addidas trainers!


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Re: Football books

Postby Admiral Sook » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:35 am

For those that remember him, Malcolm Allison's autobiography, Big Mal: The High Life and Hard Times of Malcolm Allison, Football Legend, is a good read.
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Re: Football books

Postby Tawnystag » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:14 am

Whoever recommended 'The Journeyman' thank you. Great read, and what an incredible insight into SE and his completely bizarre personality.
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Re: Football books

Postby Billy the fish » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:37 am

Currently Three quarters through Journeyman and a excellent read. A paragraph in the book got me thinking and refers to Paul ince manager of Macclesfield field at the time and touted to go on to better things, the player in question was up for transfer and had offers from several clubs and Ince was trying to convince him to join MTFC but the players main concern what if Ince moves on with being a big name ? Hence the player never signed and Ince did move on to MK dons . Could this be the mindset of the strikers Evans is chasing ???
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Re: Football books

Postby Foxy » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:35 am

Tawnystag wrote:Whoever recommended 'The Journeyman' thank you. Great read, and what an incredible insight into SE and his completely bizarre personality.



yep it really is. I can't help but think that Macdonald is getting the treatment at the moment...

The Simon Jordan "Be Careful What You Wish For" is also a good read. Especially if you want to know how to blow £30 million on a football club...
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