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« Reply #330 on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 17:48:31 »

Just finished The Nowhere Men, the book in football scouts and scouting. It's pretty interesting stuff largely, and having also just read Living On The Volcano, I'm starting to feel that author Michael Calvin can feel a bit repetitive. This is better than Volcano though as Calvin's voice feels less likely to opine and disappear down little back alleys of editorial.

BOO gets a mention too as a hot prospect.
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« Reply #331 on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 20:56:55 »

Reading The Book of Night Women by Marlon James.it is bloody marvellous
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« Reply #332 on: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 17:22:08 »

I've just finished Ian Brady's book. Quite insightful really but on another level amusing because of how often his narcissism collapses in on itself. He is far from a stupid man but nowhere near as clever as he thinks he is. 
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« Reply #333 on: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:35:00 »

Eduardo Galeano's Soccer in Sun and Shadow (read as Tim Vickery on WFPI always mentions it) is a flimsy bit of fun. Its excitable, lightweight and probably unreliable as a source but it never drags. It is useful though as football's history is so often European-centric and this isn't.

That said Johnny Wilson's history of Argentine football is out soon and I bet that will be pretty good, if drier.
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« Reply #334 on: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 17:47:44 »

Eduardo Galeano's Soccer in Sun and Shadow (read as Tim Vickery on WFPI always mentions it) is a flimsy bit of fun. Its excitable, lightweight and probably unreliable as a source but it never drags. It is useful though as football's history is so often European-centric and this isn't.

That said Johnny Wilson's history of Argentine football is out soon and I bet that will be pretty good, if drier.

Johnny Wilson? Behave.

Angels with Dirty Faces will be... Comprehensive.
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« Reply #335 on: Monday, November 21, 2016, 20:46:56 »

Angels with Dirty Faces will be... Comprehensive.

Don't worry, it is. Does a very good job of covering a lot of ground over its 500ish pages but with a much lighter touch than some of his earlier work.

At times it does suffer a bit from having to explain every year's title race and how Argentinian football was structured that year but then it does keep changing and without that it wouldn't be a history, just selected highlights.
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« Reply #336 on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 18:46:48 »

Anyone read Arab Jazz?Like the sound of it but very mixed reviews
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« Reply #337 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 19:04:03 »

New Jo NesbÝ book out, anyone read it?
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« Reply #338 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 19:34:17 »

Interesting idea here that frequent readers make the best lovers...

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/28/readers-best-lovers-dating-apps-empathy-profile

somewhat undermined by the fact that for fellas reading Ricjhard Branson business books, apparently attracts birds. No doubt looking for a fat wallet.

Might be worth sticking a few on the shelf, or dropping into conversation mind  Smiley
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« Reply #339 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 22:49:42 »

Interesting idea here that frequent readers make the best lovers...

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/28/readers-best-lovers-dating-apps-empathy-profile

somewhat undermined by the fact that for fellas reading Ricjhard Branson business books, apparently attracts birds. No doubt looking for a fat wallet.

Might be worth sticking a few on the shelf, or dropping into conversation mind  Smiley

With skills like calling them birds and assuming the majority are money grabbers I'm surprised you need any tips on attracting women reg!
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« Reply #340 on: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 20:47:25 »

I'd really got out of the habit of reading, so I bought I, Partridge. Exactly what I needed and almost finished it already.

i've got a Naomi Klein one to read next, but I'd really rather get the next Partridge one. I'm not sure I'd enjoy it as much though, the best bit of I, Partridge, was about the radio 4 show and first two tv series. I never really watched the series where he was living in a portable home, so I didn't have the same connection.
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« Reply #341 on: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 20:53:57 »

As someone whose absorbed pretty much all of the partridge canon (repeatedly in most cases) you won't need to have seen it to enjoy Nomad. If that is the book you mean, it's very funny regardless.
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« Reply #342 on: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 21:08:56 »

As someone whose absorbed pretty much all of the partridge canon (repeatedly in most cases) you won't need to have seen it to enjoy Nomad. If that is the book you mean, it's very funny regardless.

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Coogan's autobiography is pretty good too
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« Reply #343 on: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 21:18:30 »

As someone whose absorbed pretty much all of the partridge canon (repeatedly in most cases) you won't need to have seen it to enjoy Nomad. If that is the book you mean, it's very funny regardless.

That's the badger. So what other Partridge stuff does that relate to? I saw Alpha Papa and thought that was pretty meh. I forgot to mention The Day Today earlier though. His football commentary on that Cheesy
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« Reply #344 on: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 22:07:15 »

That's the badger. So what other Partridge stuff does that relate to? I saw Alpha Papa and thought that was pretty meh. I forgot to mention The Day Today earlier though. His football commentary on that Cheesy
Twat! (That's a quote from Partridge's goal commentary, not aimed at you!) The Day Today was fucking genius, Armando Iannucci is a comedy god.
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