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Not enough talk about sport
on 7 February 2008
I didn't read the blurb before I bought it so I suppose it was my fault really, but I was extremely disappointed with this book.
I was expecting a similar helping of wit and insight into the world of football to what we got in Awful lot of Bubbly, but instead what this book offers is a prolonged tirade against the UK's ills - policing, the health service, immigration, roads etc, etc. It reminded me of the sort of stuff that you can hear being spouted on about in taproom bars all over country.
There is not much football in this book but the times when there are are amongst the precious few times when this book becomes interesting as are the anecodes told about the co-author Mike 'Porky' Parry.
My advice to Brazil and Parry if they are planning another book is to stick to the subject they best at - football.