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Neymar: My Story: Conversations with my Father
Neymar: My Story: Conversations with my Father
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A touching and revealing insight, 5 Jun 2014
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This is a lovely book, very different to most football autobiographies and biographies. Not only does it offer revealing insights into the skill development that made Neymar Jr the player that he is and recounts many of his finest moments, but it delves right to the heart of HOW he became the player and person that he is. Thanks to the care, attention and wisdom of his father, Neymar Sr, Neymar Jr has developed a fierce appetite for self-improvement while still passionately enjoying the game he fell in love with as a young child – while also keeping his feet rooted firmly to the ground. This is a wonderful rags to riches story which sees Neymar Jr fulfil the dreams of his father, who was himself a professional footballer but whose career did not scale the heights of his son’s, but without any sense that his father pushed him to do so. It is a wonderful and very touching account and I particularly enjoyed how father and son tell the story chapter by chapter.


The Grudge: Two Nations, One Match, No Holds Barred
The Grudge: Two Nations, One Match, No Holds Barred
by Tom English
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 5 Nov 2013
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Tom English has done a magnificent job bringing to life one of the great encounters in the history of the Five and Six Nations and with such an incredible cast of characters. This is an outstanding book.


White Gold: England's Journey to Rugby World Cup Glory
White Gold: England's Journey to Rugby World Cup Glory
by Peter Burns
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely outstanding, 5 Nov 2013
Reading this constantly sent shivers down my spine - it is one of the best sports books I've ever read. It looks at a very well-known story in a way that it's never been told before and the style of the writing is utterly compelling - there is a mix of interview material, traditional sports history and biography mixed in with novelised scenes which bring an incredible immediacy to the story and makes it a page-turner all the way through. I can't recommend this highly enough. Magnificent.


Walking with Lions: The Essential Guide to Touring with the 2013 British & Irish Lions
Walking with Lions: The Essential Guide to Touring with the 2013 British & Irish Lions

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ready to tour!, 3 Jan 2013
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Walking with Lions: The Essential Guide to Touring with the 2013 British & Irish LionsThis little eBook is the perfect guide to this summer's tour - each entry makes me want to go on tour NOW. There is also a great short history of the Lions and a stats section. A perfect pocket guide to the tour. BUY IT NOW!


Behind the Lions: Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions
Behind the Lions: Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions
by Stephen Jones
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love the Lions, this is the ultimate book for you, 31 Oct 2012
This is the most readable rugby history I've ever bought (and I've read a lot).

Starting with the very first tour in 1888 and taking the story right up to the epic 2009 tour, this is a history with a refreshing twist - as it is told mainly by the players themselves. You can appreciate the skill of the authors, not just in their writing, but in their interview techniques, their own knowledge of the Lions and their relationships with the interviewees, as the accounts are detailed, insightful, sometimes surprising, light-hearted, heart-breaking and inspiring - none of the usual run-of-the-mill sound bites that you get in so many books and articles. You can see why the Lions themselves put their official stamp on it. This is a remarkable history, passionately and brilliantly told, wonderfully illustrated and beautifully presented. In these days of cheap production values, this book is a real treasure.

Behind the Lions: Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions


Behind the Thistle
Behind the Thistle
by David Barnes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly good, 11 Nov 2010
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What a fantastic book - absolutely superb. Brilliant insights from over 70 players past and present, fantastic photographs. The best rugby book I've ever read - and a format that would work really well for other countries too. Nothing better than getting it all from the horse's mouth. Enthralling. Behind the Thistle


The Management: Scotland's Great Football Bosses
The Management: Scotland's Great Football Bosses
by Michael Grant
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In a league of their own..., 11 Nov 2010
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Never before has a book tackled the subject of Scotland's extraordinary football managerial success, questioned why and how Scotland has produced so many of the very finest managers ever to be associated with the game and so exhaustively researched and interviewed so many key characters in search of the answer. And the result? One of the finest sports books to appear this decade; indeed, The Management is one of the finest sports books to have emerged in British publishing in living memory. Hyperbole? Have a read and I challenge you to find me many better. The scope and breadth of the subject matter is vast, the skill with which it is relayed is exceptional, and the relentless fascination that it engenders has you turning page after page after page. It is a truly enthralling story, one that goes beyond football, beyond the confines of Scottish club and international management and delves into the very heart of Scottish life and society, into the very heart of the Scottish psyche; it is a story that seeks out answers from the depths of Lanarkshire mines and Clyde shipyards to the glamorous corridors of Old Trafford, Anfield, Highbury and Stamford Bridge. With interviews ranging from the great men themselves, to the players who served under them, the men who assisted them, and to the family members who knew them best of all, no stone has been left unturned as Grant and Robertson seek to answer a question that has burned on a thousand lips since the halcyon days of Busby, Shanks and Stein, and which continues today as Sir Alex Ferguson's wonderful achievements forge a path that a new generation of Scottish managers hope to emulate.

It is a spellbinding read, one that is set to become a classic.


The Accies: The Cradle of Scottish Rugby
The Accies: The Cradle of Scottish Rugby
by David Barnes
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cradle of Greatness, 22 Oct 2009
Insightful, detailed, touching. This history of Edinburgh Accies is one of the finest club histories I've ever read. Magnificently researched, lavishly illustrated throughout and beautifully presented, this is an absolute must-have for rugby enthusiasts - especially in Scotland, as the history of the Accies is as much a history of the early years of Scottish rugby.

Filled with anecdotes and personal recollections of key personnel in the club's history, it paints a wonderful picture of this grand old club's rich history, from its formation all the way through to the celebratory match against the Barbarians in its 150th year - at turns heart-warming, humorous and spine-tingling.

Absolutely brilliant.


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