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Stillness and Speed: My Story
Stillness and Speed: My Story
by Dennis Bergkamp
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.00

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book About A Great Player, 28 Oct 2013
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This is one of those books that, when you start reading it, is difficult to put down. It also has an unusual approach in that Denis Bergkamp's career is recounted by reference to viewpoints from contemporaries, particularly from club officials, with Bergkamp then
responding to their observations. The book also contains insights into how football clubs operate these days.


Nationwide Annual 2013-14: Soccer's pocket encyclopedia
Nationwide Annual 2013-14: Soccer's pocket encyclopedia
by Stuart Barnes
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little football annual, 27 Aug 2013
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This has everything you would want in a football annual, without going over the top on statistics. It breaks its content down into separate concise sections and has lots of interesting facts and articles. I particularly like the "quotes" which pop up randomly throughout the book.


Britain's Sporting Memories
Britain's Sporting Memories
by Desmond Lynam
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.81

3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but lacks depth, 18 Sep 2012
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I quite like this book but it reads like a sampler rather than an insightful look at various events that hit the sports headlines. It is heavily biased in favour of the last fifty years (probably because there is more source material)and one or two of the items seem to be in there because of the people they involved rather than the event itself. There are, to my mind, at least two omissions that I would have thought would have been in a book of this nature, namely the infamous football match between England and Italy in 1934 and certainly Nash and Dixon's winning the Olympic gold medal in the two man bobsleigh, and I have no doubt that there are other omissions that people could point to that would justify being ahead of some of the items in the book. It is, however, the kind of book that you can dip in and out of and will doubtless bring back a few memories for its readers


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