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And Gazza Misses The Final by Rob Smyth
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, 24 July 2014
Excellent and unique take on classic World Cup matches, although the authors have a strange fascination with the words 'ludicrous' and 'preposterous', which gets very irritating. Get a thesaurus guys.
Mammoth Book Of The World Cup (Mammoth Books) by Nick Holt
These are some examples of the accuracy in Nick Holt's so-called definitive guide:

Laurent Blanc captained France to the 1998 World Cup victory (it was Didier Deschamps)
Luis Monti had a World Cup winners medal going into the 1934 World Cup (he didn't, he was a runner-up in 1930)
Sampdoria won the Serie A title just before Italia '90 (they didn't, they won it in 1991)
John Barnes scored a wonder goal in the Maracana in 1980 (it was 1984)
Gerd Muller scored in two European Championship finals (it was one in 1972, it was another Muller - Dieter - who scored in 1976)
The Iraq invasion was in 2001 (it was 2003)
The Cameroon/Congo conflagration happened… Read more
Second Term by Simon Walters
Second Term by Simon Walters
5.0 out of 5 stars Eerily familiar, 4 May 2011
Does this sound familiar? A young, charismatic, dynamic Prime Minister has led his party back to power after a generation in opposition, having modified or dumped his party's old shibboleths. The new PM's ratings are sky-high during his early years in office, aided by a feeble opposition, not to mention the adulation of a fawning media pack. The PM's only opposition comes internally, from a bitter colleague who feels, wrongly, that he was cheated out of the party leadership. The PM's achievements on the domestic scene are modest and he faces accusations of shallowness. The PM likes the idea of himself as a global statesman, going to war in the Middle East and supposedly brokering a… Read more