What football books are you reading at the mo?

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Zlatans biography is probably the best book I've ever read. Before I read the book I always thought of him as an worthless, self centered and obnoxious cunt, but that book showed him in a whole other light. The best part of the booking is the ending, it's beautiful man
 

ArcspacE

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Zlatans biography is probably the best book I've ever read. Before I read the book I always thought of him as an worthless, self centered and obnoxious cunt, but that book showed him in a whole other light. The best part of the booking is the ending, it's beautiful man
I still think he's all those things - the books more or less confirms, but at least it was a funny read
 
David Goldblatt talks about his new book in a rather lengthy lecture (in NYC) here:
He echoes Flav Flav early on, saying that there is no Spurs w/o the nomads, and later jokes that (and this has been my experience as well) it seems to be the case, much to his chagrin, that wherever he turns he bumps into new Woolwich supporters.
 
Anyone read Forward the Spurs or In search of Alan Gilzean? Thoughts?
I really enjoyed 'In Search of Alan Gilzean'. I was dreading an unhappy conclusion, but he is obviously a very private man. Still hugely liked and respected. A well researched book without lurching into hagiography.
 

lovetheshirt

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
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lovetheshirt

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
David Goldblatt talks about his new book in a rather lengthy lecture (in NYC) here:
He echoes Flav Flav early on, saying that there is no Spurs w/o the nomads, and later jokes that (and this has been my experience as well) it seems to be the case, much to his chagrin, that wherever he turns he bumps into new Woolwich supporters.

I've read his book, "The Game Of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football". I can't say it's a bad book, because it's not, but it's dull. It's like reading a doctoral thesis, an academic paper, it's just reams and reams of statistics with no emotion, no personal writing style. When you read White or Shindler they write with a passion and verve that is just not there with Goldblatt. In his acknowledgments he does thank 'Dan Levy' though.
 
I've read his book, "The Game Of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football". I can't say it's a bad book, because it's not, but it's dull. It's like reading a doctoral thesis, an academic paper, it's just reams and reams of statistics with no emotion, no personal writing style. When you read White or Shindler they write with a passion and verve that is just not there with Goldblatt. In his acknowledgments he does thank 'Dan Levy' though.
Sounds perfect to me. His thesis is something I was kicking around as a research project back in 2007, so I'm eager to see how he got there.
 
If you want a really good read - pick up a copy of The Nowhere Men, by Michael Calvin

Its all about football scouts - and trust me, its football taken to the bare bones, with some real home truths about how kids are talent spotted, and the truth about the soccer academies. Some really interesting stuff about Spurs in there as well.

Makes interesting reading.
 

Guido

"Legacy Fan"
It's that time of year again, need to up my game in the hinting dept if i am to avoid yet another soap on a fucking rope collection.

Any one got any recommendations for some decent footy books?
 

CSWY

Supporter
Up The Spurs
Purchased and will read it on the train when I go to North Wales next month, to see my aunt.
That London’s Fields book which features your good self was excellent btw. Great read. Surprised that we’re not quite the most hated by all London clubs!
 
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