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« Reply #285 on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 16:39:08 »

I've just finished 'running with the firm'.

If you went to football in the 80's or are one of those twats who thinks wearing a stone island jacket makes you a football hooligan you'll like it.
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« Reply #286 on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 17:37:43 »

I've just finished 'running with the firm'.

If you went to football in the 80's or are one of those twats who thinks wearing a stone island jacket makes you a football hooligan you'll like it.

I'll give that a miss then   Girl Giggle
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« Reply #287 on: Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 17:51:01 »

got football manager stole my life for christmas. Looking forward to starting it. Im not a bit book person so it will probably take me a year to get through it.
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« Reply #288 on: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 17:42:43 »

In 1967 I misdiagnosed myself with cancer of the ball bag. In every other respect I was a pretty normal youth - I was active, I had a good diet, I was pubing well - but one day I found a lump.

For three long days, I felt the cold hand of death on my shoulder. Lost in the depths of despair I tried to figure out what I had done to deserve this. I wasn't an evil person. The worst thing I'd ever done was kick a pig. It's not even as if I wanted to live a particularly long life. As a child I would have been satisfied to reach my mid 30s. I just wanted to best Christ.


I fucking love Alan Partridge. If you're a fan and haven't read 'I, Partridge - We need to talk about Alan', I strongly suggest that you change that.
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« Reply #289 on: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 17:45:16 »

Can I recommend the audiobook? It's read in character and it is bloody marvellous.
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« Reply #290 on: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 17:45:27 »

I'm a pretty big AP fan and I thought it was funny when they retold anecdotes from TV shows from the (incorrect) perspective of Partridge.

Other than that, I found it quite forgettable.



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« Reply #291 on: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 18:06:41 »

Can I recommend the audiobook? It's read in character and it is bloody marvellous.

I've heard that good also.

I've thouroughly enjoyed the book. I've found it hilarious.
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« Reply #292 on: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 18:08:10 »

I've heard that good also.

I've thouroughly enjoyed the book. I've found it hilarious.

The audio is great.
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« Reply #293 on: Monday, January 18, 2016, 02:15:52 »

In 1967 I misdiagnosed myself with cancer of the ball bag. In every other respect I was a pretty normal youth - I was active, I had a good diet, I was pubing well - but one day I found a lump.

For three long days, I felt the cold hand of death on my shoulder. Lost in the depths of despair I tried to figure out what I had done to deserve this. I wasn't an evil person. The worst thing I'd ever done was kick a pig. It's not even as if I wanted to live a particularly long life. As a child I would have been satisfied to reach my mid 30s. I just wanted to best Christ.


I fucking love Alan Partridge. If you're a fan and haven't read 'I, Partridge - We need to talk about Alan', I strongly suggest that you change that.

Massive partridge fan here - like nerd level - so glad you mentioned this.
Reading the book alone was brilliant but takes on a new level with the audio.

So looking forward to the second season of MMM.
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« Reply #294 on: Monday, January 18, 2016, 07:59:22 »

Massive partridge fan here - like nerd level - so glad you mentioned this.
Reading the book alone was brilliant but takes on a new level with the audio.

So looking forward to the second season of MMM.


Me too! Suffice to say, I had the last laugh.
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« Reply #295 on: Monday, January 18, 2016, 14:10:35 »

Since September i've been working my way through all the Jack Reacher books and I'm finally about to finish the last one. Not really sure what i'm going to do with myself now. Anyone got any similar books they recommend?
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« Reply #296 on: Monday, January 18, 2016, 14:29:29 »

I've been reading quite a lot recently.

'Inverting the Pyramid' by Jonathan Wilson
History of Football tactics: Very good but quite testing at times.

'The Nowhere Men' by Michael Calvin
Football scouting: I found this one very interesting.

Amy Poehler and Sarah Silverman's books were good fun.

I thought 'A Short History of England' by Simon Jenkins was brilliant.

I'm reading a book about the history of the FL Play-Offs at the moment and Anthony Beevor's book of the Spanish Civil War is up next.
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« Reply #297 on: Monday, January 18, 2016, 14:36:11 »


I'm reading a book about the history of the FL Play-Offs at the moment and Anthony Beevor's book of the Spanish Civil War is up next.


Be careful with the Spanish Civil War, depends what side you are reading from but it made me realise that left wing politics are as unpleasant and corrupt as right wing politics.... Interesting topic though - A Homage to Catalonia is also worth a read!
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« Reply #298 on: Monday, January 18, 2016, 14:46:25 »

Be careful with the Spanish Civil War, depends what side you are reading from but it made me realise that left wing politics are as unpleasant and corrupt as right wing politics.... Interesting topic though - A Homage to Catalonia is also worth a read!

Cheers, that's the Orwell account isn't it?

I've not really read much on the Spanish Civil War (basics aside) and having spent a bit of time in Barcelona, it's got me interested.
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« Reply #299 on: Monday, January 18, 2016, 15:30:19 »

Also quite a bit recently. You can probably see from the theme that I'm a bit of a personal development geek.

David Allen - Getting Things Done
Tim Ferriss - The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body
Darren Hardy - The Compound Effect
Paolo Coelho - The Alchemist

Currently also making my way through Timothy Zahn's Star Wars sequels and Ryan Holiday - Trust Me, I'm Lying.

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