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VivoBarefoot EVO Lite Running Shoes - 8
VivoBarefoot EVO Lite Running Shoes - 8
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5.0 out of 5 stars Niiiice!, 25 April 2015
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These shoes are so comfortable, literally like wearing slippers! The fit is quite snug, but actually this makes them even more comfortable. Also, whilst they are barefoot style, you don't feel totally naked to the elements.


Protein Dynamix Chocolate Vanilla Crunch DynaBar - Box of 12 Bars
Protein Dynamix Chocolate Vanilla Crunch DynaBar - Box of 12 Bars
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Price: £21.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best protein bar...ever!, 2 Dec. 2014
These have got to be the best tasting protein bars I've ever had! Pretty much tried them all from the main UK brands and they're either too chewy, chalky, flavourless or just plain boring! These are pretty much a lion bar, caramel layer and crunchy bits, not too chewy and good flavour with 20g of protein chucked in for good measure. Awesome. On my second box and will keep ordering.


WRANGLER Short Sleeve Western Chambray Men's Shirt Light Indigo X-Large
WRANGLER Short Sleeve Western Chambray Men's Shirt Light Indigo X-Large

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice shirt, 31 Aug. 2014
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Not sure what problem the other reviewers have with this shirt as it is a great item. Nice fit and good quality, but more importantly it looks great. It is a nice slim fit, which I think the description states.


Lowepro Topload Zoom Mini Case For SLR and Short Zoom for Canon 550D, 500D, 1000D, Nikon D3000, Samsung NX10, PL1, Panasonic G2,  Sony Alpha A450 - Black Case
Lowepro Topload Zoom Mini Case For SLR and Short Zoom for Canon 550D, 500D, 1000D, Nikon D3000, Samsung NX10, PL1, Panasonic G2, Sony Alpha A450 - Black Case

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 6 July 2008
As a part-time photographer I wasn't really sure what size, make or type of case I needed for my Canon EOS 400. Glad I chose this one. Camera fits perfectly and snuggly, with just about enough room for the instruction book, USB cable and maybe a few other bits and bats.

I wouldn't recommend this if you have a larger lens or you want to carry more stuff in the same bag. But if you simply want the camera with its regular lens, this definitely does the trick.

Oh yeah, great price too!


The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star
The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star
by Nikki Sixx
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm...sceptical, 6 July 2008
I can't really say I enjoyed reading this book and it certainly turned into a chore rather than a pleasure.

I can't help thinking these so called 'diary entries' were actually written after he sobered up a few years down the line. I don't know any addicts myself, but I certainly can't imagine them with a needle hanging out of their arm writing in their personal journal or even actually remembering what they did the night before!

If it is true, then he certainly has lived an amazing life, but it all becomes a little self indulgeant at times. He continually complains that he's almost forced into taking drugs to escape the trappings of fame...whatever! Go and sit on a deserted beach in the Carribean for a month, I'm sure that would be a slightly safer option.

Anyway, having read the Motley Crue biography 'Dirt', I wouldn't really recommend this one. Stick with 'Dirt' for a much more interesting and enjoyable story.
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A Season With Verona
A Season With Verona
by Tim Parks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 6 July 2008
This review is from: A Season With Verona (Paperback)
Wow, I don't think Tim Parks could have chosen a better season to follow Verona. If he hadn't written the book, it would still be a great story to tell. I'm not going to spoil the ending for everyone, but it really is an amazing season which ends spectacularly.

I love the fact that the author actually attends the games as a true spectator instead of press or pundit. He joins in with the chants, the drinking, the travelling - all as a die hard fan and he never hides any of the gory details of Italian football.

There's a few other books like this and this one stands out a mile because you actually know the author is educated with regards to football and is a true fan, as opposed to some other authors who have a blinkered and often glamorous view of what can be an ugly game.

Excellent book and I highly recommend it.


Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football
Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football
by David Winner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For sure!, 15 May 2007
I liked this book.

I was expecting, and hoping for, a training manual on 'total football' and an insight into how Dutch football is planned and structured. Although it didn't really meet my expectations, it did give a fascinating view on the history and resulting style of their beautiful game. With a little more depth on coaching philosphies and styles this book would have been perfect.

The idea behind Hollands inability to fulfill the hype and win trophies and their inevitable ability to choke at the crucial moment is nothing more than fascinating. The country as a whole seems to acknowledge this and almost expects failure, something I can only wish England fans could grasp.

I can't say I agree with all the comparisons between the Dutch way of life and the Dutch style of football; more clutching at straws than ground breaking. Can you really compare the productive use of space on a football pitch to the way a nation farms it's land?

Anyway, I really would recommend this book for any student of football and anyone wishing for an insight into Dutch life.


El Diego: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Footballer
El Diego: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Footballer
by Diego Armando Maradona
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stick to football, 15 May 2007
I bought this book hoping to learn a little more about the tormented genius of El Diego. I have no doubt that he is the greatest footballer of my generation having played in such a unique style and lifting so many trophies.

I wanted to learn more about the man and hear his side of his fascinating story. However, he never gives any kind of insight into his life; his motives, his ideas, his genius.

All you get is a very contradictory view of the controversies for which he is greatly known. Ok, he admits to taking drugs, but he doesn't explain why he took them or how he started. And worst still, he doesn't seem to understand or appreciate why he was banned so often for taking them.

All in all, a good story which could have been told much better...he really let the tortoise get away this time!


A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers (Fireside Books (Fireside))
A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers (Fireside Books (Fireside))
by John Feinstein
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chair throwingly good!, 1 Jan. 2007
My aim of reading this book was to learn about the style and techniques of a hugely succesful coach. I honestly know nothing about Basketball but this didn't spoil my appreciation of the story. I learnt a lot about a very strong willed, autocratic and passionate man who demanded the respect of his 'students' and counterparts.

Any aspiring coach should model themselves on certain characterisitics of Bob Knight and should certainly believe in themselves as much as he does. He teaches his students how to play Basketball and does so with little question or disrespect. He proves to be such a bad loser that most of his players want to win merely to avoid a togue whipping from their coach than personal glory.

A really well written story which was probably written a year too early, but nonetheless a thoroughly good read.


The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro
The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro
by Joe McGinniss
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.59

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bella!, 30 Oct. 2006
This is a fantastic read and literally has you sat on the edge of your seat trying to guess what will happen next. The first season of lowly Castel Di Sangro in Serie B of the Italian football league is a roller coaster ride and ends with a fantastic twist. The reviews of each league game are brilliantly written and really do have you screaming for the final whistle and a win for Castel.

The book goes into slightly too much detail about the basics of football at times but this obviously increases its target audience to those who don't know too much about the game. It really is a great read and a fascinating true story. The only blemish is the author who clearly knows little about European football and the passion which surrounds it. It is almost embarrassing at times to listen to his opinions and points of view as he is very often misguided and uninformed. Saying that, it adds a bit extra to the story as you get sucked into the politics and passion of Italian football.


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