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SECRET DIARY of a LIVERPOOL SCOUT Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1137 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Trinity Mirror Sport Media; 1 edition (26 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KAHF0S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
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Format: Hardcover
I bought this book earlier this week after it was recommended to me by a couple of friends. I've been an Annie Road season ticket holder for 28-years and I can honestly say that this is the best book I have ever read about Liverpool.
I raced through it in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down. Loads and loads of books have been published in recent years about the club, but this one is definitely the most unique in terms of the way it is written by the dry witted author, Simon Hughes, as well as the topic matter.
There are loads of stories in there that I haven't heard before about players that Liverpool might have signed after being scouted by Geoff Twentyman and of course, many stories about the players that eventually did end up at Anfield.
I reckon non-Liverpool fans would like the book as well because it's not just about the Reds. There are interviews in there with players like Martin Buchan (United), Andy Gray (Everton), Franny Lee (City) and Gordon McQueen to name just a few.
I really can't recommend this book enough to all proper football fans.
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While an autobiography would have been better, this look back into Geoff Twentyman's life as a Liverpool scout was fascinating and startling. It showed how much work original scouts put into finding players. At the end of the day, it really demonstrated that you MUST have an eye for talent and personality to make the right decisions on players for the top level. Twentyman had that eye in abundance. There is no great detail on any player,it is just an impression but after gaining that impression, the man was able to decide if he was good enough or not and could fit into the Liverpool style of play and add to it. Many of his players could and did. It showed that the foundation to Liverpool's success was down to his findings. The proof is in the pudding and since Twentyman left Liverpool, with the exception of Dalglish's successful period, Liverpool gradually demised with poor scouting and player purchases that continue to this day. Oh for a Geoff Twentyman to be at Liverpool today, whose current scouts are the worst in top football.
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As a Liverpool fan of over 30 years I knew Geoff Twentyman was Chief Scout during the 70's & 80's but it's only when the facts are put in print that you realise quite how critical a part he played in their ongoing success.

The book has been written using Twentyman's scouting diaries, interviews with his family & the players he recommended to sign, and more interestingly didn't recommend. Simon Hughes does a good job of piecing together the information from these three sources but I couldn't help think the book would have been an easier read if it was written as a traditional biography rather than a huge chunk of the book covering player-by-player stories. I hate to sound too critical after having enjoyed the book so much but there were a number of times where I felt the writing was a little amateurish, not just with regard to the layout but in particular where the writer's Liverpool-biased remarks are included. I'm a massive fan & no-one would be surprised to learn how I feel about United, Chelsea, etc but I don't feel the need to hammer this home just to tie my flag to the mast.

Overall it's a great idea for a book & works well. You can tell from the huge number of footballing greats who were keen to participate in this book, quite how brilliant Geoff Twentyman was at his job & arguably the greatest scout there ever was.
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Got given this as a Christmas present after watching a documentary on LFCTV about the author Simon Hughes and Geoff Twentyman's son who helped in the research putting together this fantastic piece of writing. He gives the reader a brilliant insight as to how it was growing up in the household of Liverpool FC's most famous senior scout of all time! and how Geoff Twentyman's Ford Cortina was famously known for trawling the M6 every saturday in search of footballing talent.
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If as a Liverpool supporter like myself your in a perpetual spiral of doom, this book will lift your spirits.
Geoff Twentyman was simply a genius in spotting players who could play the Liverpool way and it is amazing to see the difference in our incoming transfers since he left. Our current scout, Macia who has so called spotted some of the least talented players we have ever signed actually contributes to this book, that in itself is a travesty.
This book will also appeal to football fans in general as there are many interviews with players that Geoff scouted but Liverpool for one reason or another did not sign.
All in all an excellent book.
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A brilliant book which gives the reader a facinating insight into Liverpool Football Clubs' former "glory days". Stories are told about players, and managers, from other teams.around at that time. What a contrast betweeen how it was then, when money was so tight, and how it is today in the modern game of escalating transfer fees!
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Zipped through this on holiday recently. An interesting insight but reading it makes you wish it was autobiographical rather than another person's account. Would have been nice to have more detail/stories from players involved in the club. An enjoyable read for anyone with an interest in the club and a nice reminder of some of the old fashioned values of LFC and buying/developing emerging talents rather than finished articles.
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