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1962 World Cup Quarter Final - England Vs Brazil [DVD]
1962 World Cup Quarter Final - England Vs Brazil [DVD]
Price: 14.46

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, horrible, ghastly., 7 April 2011
This is awful, it must be a fourth generation copy. Surely there is better footage available of a fantastic match? There is a market for old football games but the people who produced this are having a laugh.


When George Came to Edinburgh
When George Came to Edinburgh
by John Neil Munro
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable time at Easter Road., 20 Jan 2011
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This is a necessary addition to the Best canon, dealing with a period of George`s life usually glossed over. The author has done a fine job tracking down those who were on the scene at the time. There is a very good section at the end which features testimonies from lots of relevant people. John Neil Munro does not flinch from laying the blame for George`s failures at anybody else`s door and is very honest with regard to the attendance figures at the end of Best`s sojourn. I am old enough to remember Best at Hibs, his rocket shot against Celtic, his altercation with Aberdeen captain Willie Miller and his failures to turn up. This book captures it all.


John Giles: A Football Man - My Autobiography
John Giles: A Football Man - My Autobiography
by John Giles
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody`s fool....., 20 Jan 2011
This is an honest account of the life of one of the most cultured and yet heavily criticised players of his generation. Giles tells it as it is, putting the boot into those who he feels need it, his description of his departure from Old Trafford is a fascinating insight into the minds of the men who managed the top clubs back then. Players were told what to do and even beloved men like Busby and Shankly are regarded as `company men`, more loyal to those who paid them than those who played for them. His words not mine. Giles makes a case for media bias against the great Leeds team of the sixties and seventies, pointing out that there were plenty of dirty hackers in all the other sides of the day. In much the same way JFK was the only womanising politician and George Best the only drunken footballer, Leeds have been unfairly portrayed as uniquely brutal. What comes across in this book is that John Giles was nobody`s fool and also the influence his father, the original football man had on him. His loyalty and devotion to Don Revie and the Leeds cause is also undeniable.


George Best & Me: Waggy's Tale: GEORGE by the Man Who Knew Him BEST
George Best & Me: Waggy's Tale: GEORGE by the Man Who Knew Him BEST
by Malcolm Wagner
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.27

5.0 out of 5 stars A tale of enduring friendship., 20 Jan 2011
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As a self-confessed George Best fanatic I couldn`t wait to read this book. Malcolm Wagner`s name has cropped up in all the great man`s biographies. I wasn`t really interested in Malcolm`s life and thought it would be a bit of a drag before getting to the juicy Best stuff. I was pleasantly surprised, Wagner has lived a very interesting life, from being in a band with a future 10cc member to running numerous establishments in sixties Manchester. Of course the most fascinating parts are the ones featuring George. As well as plying us with loads of anecdotes, including his tale of an amazing trip to America, he offers an interesting analysis of why George ended up dying before his time. Before you say `get on`, I mean Wagner says Best was able to give up the demon drink when in prison so he was not a constant drunk. In Malcolm`s opinion Best drunk simply because he enjoyed it, having used it to overcome his inherent shyness. The book is full of various people`s testimonies regarding Wagner and Best`s swinging lifestyle and there are some touching memories. Not everything in their relationship was sweetness and light and Wagner admits to being let down by Best on at least one occasion. Considering it`s George Best we are talking about, Malcolm got off pretty lightly.


Everton's Greatest Season 1984/85 Season Review [DVD]
Everton's Greatest Season 1984/85 Season Review [DVD]
Offered by Jasuli
Price: 7.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Memories of a wonderful time., 12 Nov 2010
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Although I agree with my fellow reviewer, about the commentary I still think this dvd is an essential buy for all Evertonians. For a start the chat between Sharp, Ratcliffe, Reid and Gray is a fascinating insight into a season I for one will never forget.


End of the Rainbow: England's Quest for Glory in South Africa
End of the Rainbow: England's Quest for Glory in South Africa
by Oliver Holt
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.13

4.0 out of 5 stars Good analysis of a bad team......., 12 Nov 2010
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I always enjoy reading reviews of international football tournaments, just to get someone else`s take on things. Oliver Holt is a well known football writer and his book is well written. He touches all the necessary bases, England`s rather stuttering build-up up to the shattering defeat against Germany. One of the best chapters is the one detailing the goings-on in Baden Baden,four years previously, where the atmosphere was more package holiday than serious attempt at winning the big one. In fact, it is a pity Holt didn`t write a book about Germany 2006, (although Harry Harris did a very good detailed account). Naturally he concentrates on England and although his opinion of John Terry is at odds with mine he does a pretty good job. If you are an England fan this book will let you know why the national team failed, yetagain, at the World Cup. Of course, you might be totally cheesed off by the whole sorry debacle but this book is well worth the read.


The 1982 World Cup Final - Italy Vs West Germany [DVD]
The 1982 World Cup Final - Italy Vs West Germany [DVD]
Price: 14.91

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars PRETTY POOR SHOW, 5 May 2010
Sadly, I have to agree with my fellow reviewer, every word he says is true. I bought this mainly because it promised original BBC commentary, as an Italy fan I have very fond memories of Spain `82, a wonderful tournament crowned with an emotional Final. I am loathe to criticise ANY football dvd company but this is just poor. I also got Brazil v Argentina, which was a little better but nowhere near the quality expected. However the daddy of them all has to be the England v Brazil game from 1962, aaaggghh!!!


Premier League Classic Matches Vol 8 [DVD]
Premier League Classic Matches Vol 8 [DVD]
Offered by specialinterests
Price: 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic set!, 31 Mar 2010
This is part of a fantastic series of Premier League classics, ten separate boxes, each containing twenty games, presented in excelent highlights fashion. I recommend them to all serious football dvd collectors, they are that good. A previous reviewer claimed these games have all been released earlier in the series, they haven`t. The entertainment level of the series is really high.


Peep Show: Series 6 [DVD]
Peep Show: Series 6 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Mitchell
Price: 5.70

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every bit as good as the previous seasons., 13 Mar 2010
This review is from: Peep Show: Series 6 [DVD] (DVD)
This is my favourite comedy, it is simply brilliant viewing, with fine comedic acting and great one liners. Poor old Mark, his beloved JLB has folded, with hilarious consequences for the viewer. Johnson has descended into a suburban Colonel Kurtz, Jezz is in love again, Sophie is still lugging her baby around. The six episodes are as good as any previous offerings, with some new characters appearing as well as the old faithfuls. Watching Peep Show is always a bitter-sweet experience because when the sixth episode ends you go into a depression as you realise, `that`s it` for another season. I hope this programme never ends, I hope they make sixteen episodes next time instead of six. The extras on season six are amongst the best yet, featuring some fabulous behind the scenes footage. Tickety boo all round.


Everton 'The Great Escapes' v Wimbledon 1994 & Coventry 1998 [DVD]
Everton 'The Great Escapes' v Wimbledon 1994 & Coventry 1998 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Everton Fc

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too close for comfort....., 13 Mar 2010
Every Everton fan who lived through those days will never forget the fear, sorrow, horror and finally the sheer undiluted joy they experienced. The Wimbledon game from 1994 is shrouded in controversy because of the antics of their goalkeeper, who along with Bruce Grobelaar was implicated in a match fixing probe. All I can say is, thanks Hans. Everton came from two down to snatch a brilliant victory that kept them in the top flight, a place they have been longer than any team except Arsenal.
Both games are shown in full with post match interviews to bring back all those memories. Whenever Evertonians are in the mood to remember just how close we came to falling through the trap-door they should put this double dvd on. The 1994 side was managed by Mike Walker(remember him?)and contained players who would go on to become legends in Joe Royle`s Dogs Of War FA Cup winning side of the following year.


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