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Bobby [DVD] [2016]
Bobby [DVD] [2016]
Dvd ~ Bobby Moore
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 50 years on, 23 years too late, 19 Jun. 2016
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From an outside view I never understood why a born sports hero apparently got so little recognition for his achievements in his home country after the end of his active career. He only compares to a very chosen few worldwise, as a German I would compare him only to our first World Cup hero Fritz Walter...and while the stadium of his home club Kaiserslautern was named after him during is lifetime (and still is, even though the club is stuck in the 2. Bundesliga and would need any revenue from selling the name), his club West Ham just managed to name a stand after Bobby Moore...after his untimely death. As such this is an important film, carefully blending his sporting career with his private life, both his family and old team mates are getting the word here. You just get the sad feeling that, if he had been appreciated more in English football buisiness after his retirement as a player, he may have lived to this day as he was seemingly -apart from his family life of course- living for the love of the game. So 23 years after he passed away here finally is a moving documentary fit for the man,and hopefully it will add to finally fully appreciate his legacy in England as well...as I assure you that abroad his name is the epitome of everything admirable about English football and sportsmanship.
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When Football Came Home: England, the English and Euro 96
When Football Came Home: England, the English and Euro 96
by Michael Gibbons
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Football came...and went again, 19 Jun. 2016
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This is a both interesting and enjoyable retrospective to check your own memory of an outstanding event which after 20 year seems both far away but still rather fresh in mind. A bit of sports history trying to connect with cultural (hey day of Britpop) and political (rise of New Labour) at that time in Great Britain. Football wise it refers to the build up and the games of the Euro 96 from an English viewpoint, but also has some less known facts and little stories about other teams. I remember the football as rather mediocre with the exception of a few stunners, but forgot about some side facts like the Manchester bombing or the overall disappointing attendance to the games apart from England. It contains individual match reports which are great to read, I'd still wish for the complete results / tables in an appendix but well...this is meant to be another book than the usual event reports coming up shortly after each Euro or World Cup. Still it is a fitting title, football really came home those days...alas, it went again, out of reach of many fans and supporters not being able to afford tickets for their teams anymore. The author puts a nice punchline at the end, when German team captain Juergen Klinsmann sings the famous refrain of "Three Lions" to the home fans after bringing the cup to Germany...just to make clear where football really belongs: to everybody !


Tuff Gong Encounter
Tuff Gong Encounter
Price: £8.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Encounter for Keith - Discovery for Reggae Buffs, 19 Jan. 2016
This review is from: Tuff Gong Encounter (Audio CD)
Keith Hudson is a "special one", certainly not for everybody, neither hit writer nor great singer...an unique and innovative talent nonetheless. This Tuff Gong Encounter is a real treasure as it combines him with the original Wailers / Upsetters rythym section (yes, the one and only Barrett Brothers Carlton and Aston !), and last but not least Tyrone Downie and Junior Murvin. Keith did not live to finish the mix and see to the release of the album, but King Jammy took great care about this heritage. 5 original songs plus version and dub mixes contained here, over 52 minutes of music help to grasp the singularity of this artist. Good sound and mastering, another plus is the very informative booklet not only refering to this production, but giving a tour de force though Keith's life and work. Surely one of the best vintage releases in the Reggae genre during the last years...so spend your money, but more importantly take your time for a worthwhile discovery.


Jah Life In Dub
Jah Life In Dub
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Long Buried Treasure, 19 Jan. 2016
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Vintage stuff, and like a bottle of good wine it did not go bad during the last decades. Scientist is not prone to overproducing, so this is basically heavy riddims showcased in a fine way. Average sound quality, nice artwork but missing booklet and too little information contained here...anyway the music makes up for it.


I Believe In Miracles: The Remarkable Story of Brian Clough's European Cup-winning Team
I Believe In Miracles: The Remarkable Story of Brian Clough's European Cup-winning Team
by Daniel Taylor
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.54

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reading is believing !, 19 Jan. 2016
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Entertaining and inspiring...even though these guys beat my own club (HSV) in the European Champions Final 1980, I admire the team built from scratch by Taylor/Clough during that special time. It may be doubtful if Clough would be as succesful today as he was then, but basically it is just a matter of putting your trust in people and see what they can achieve. The old question remains - see the movie or read the book first ? I found it great to start with the book, read up to the first league promotion, then watch the movie and continue reading. If I would need to decide between book and movie, I'd go for the DVD...the only little setback of the book is the rather small selection of pictures presented here, as I think the images from that time of football are just too great to be missed. Well, actually the foreword of Jose Mourinho could be skipped...about as dull as a Chelsea game. But then the fun starts and I could not put it down before the last page.


Brian Clough: I Believe in Miracles [DVD] [2015]
Brian Clough: I Believe in Miracles [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Brian Clough
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Seeing is believing !, 19 Jan. 2016
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Unique story, presented in a documentary made with love. These guys beat my own club (HSV) in the European Champions Final 1980, but seeing the background and hearing the protagonists and fans reminisce about the great times they had made me (almost) forget about the defeat and become a Forest fan myself. The old question remains - see the movie or read the book first ? I found it great to start with the book (very good stuff as well !), read up to the first league promotion, then watch the movie and continue reading. If I would need to decide between book and movie, I'd go for the DVD, as I think the images from that time of football are just too great, and the contemporary soundtrack just works so well with the movie. And while there is quite a bunch of books about this subject, the film is just as unique as the story...but seeing helps to believe that this really happened.


Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough
Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough
by Duncan Hamilton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Has it all !, 28 Dec. 2014
Now if you're looking for a biography (which the author reportedly hasn't tried to do with this book) of the big man, this is as good as it gets. Great style and entertaining all the way, I have yet to find another football book of this calibre.


Immortal
Immortal
by Duncan Hamilton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Forever wearing that red shirt, 28 Dec. 2014
This review is from: Immortal (Paperback)
This biography is a thorough account of George Best's youth and ManU days, but it gets a bit indifferent towards his later playing career and life. You will find all the statistics in the back pages, but I would have liked at least a few highlights and quotes from his clubs, teammates and coaches after the Manchester glory days. How shockingly short this success period was, compared to his rather long career.


Bobby Moore: The Man in Full
Bobby Moore: The Man in Full
by Matt Dickinson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

4.0 out of 5 stars "A very silent man in many ways", 28 Dec. 2014
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This statement is from Bobby Moore's 2nd wife and "soulmate", so even with enough contemporary friends and teammates still around, it sums up the difficult task to give us "the man in full" as promised here. For myself it has been a good and satisfying read, some open questions remain, but maybe this is the way Bobby would have wanted it, as he was rather the reclusive and evasive type of character.
As such this book is a fitting and carefully accomplished study, giving both the drama and good times.Truly he was due much more credit during his lifetime, but then his premature death in 1993 is also one of the reasons he did not get the deserved honors. Still he remains the only captain who has lifted the World Cup for the motherland of football, and while he is gone for a long time, his legend grows.


Searching For Sugar Man Soundtrack: All Songs By Rodriguez
Searching For Sugar Man Soundtrack: All Songs By Rodriguez
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Love the story - like the music, 27 Jan. 2014
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The story behind Sixto Rodriguez is that amazing that I could not resist buying the CD after watching the movie (highly recommended as well !), which really succeeds in creating an appetite for this music. I did not regret discovering his songs, which somehow undeservedly went by almost unnoticed in its time during the early 70s. Sixto is a gifted poet and distinctive singer, and his music was produced in a fine way. This is neither "top of the pops" nor comparable to Bob Dylan, but good music is timeless, and I feel it is comforting that this fine artist gets at long last some credit for his work, and can still realise during his lifetime that indeed there are many people loving his songs.


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