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Blades Business Crew: The Inside Story of a Footba&hellip by Paul Heaton
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I am a Leeds fan - or shirter as Mr Cowans would name me! I have followed Leeds around but always kept away from the trouble from the 80s.
This book was my attempt to understand why people feel the need to have a go week in week out - under the banner of football. The narrative is spouted by Cowens and makes it a very readable affair. The thing is when you have heard one or two of the tales you've pretty much heard them all. There does seem to be this ill conceived attempt at honour but I have to say that although it is maintained that he supports the Blades first I get the impression that to 'have a pop' is the top priority. And whatever is said the BBC and such firms have managed… Read more
The Jigsaw Man by Paul Britton
The Jigsaw Man by Paul Britton
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
I have never really read a great deal on this subject but had this recommended by a work colleague. What an interesting - and yes - uncomfortable book this is.
Mr Britton gives a brief outline of his early years and how he arrived at his current career. Always seen as an 'helper' to the police the cases and the investigations slowly take over his life. Many high profile crimes and murders have been profiled and the book explores how the investigations were solved - sometimes not always successfully concluded. This certainly is never a book of 'blowing his own trumpet' and Paul Britton often appears to shirk the media lights.
This is a very readable book both for readers interested… Read more
Managing My Life: My Autobiography: The Autobiogra&hellip by Alex Ferguson
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I am a Leeds United season ticket holder - so why did I pick up a book from the manager of our rivals? - Maybe I am a little macarbe but mainly I do enjoy football literature.
As a partisan fan I can't help thinking that Mr Ferguson is abit of a moaner and really sections of this book back-up that myth -- he never really does give Leeds the credit of winning the title but that Man U lost it and injuries and the Sun (yes the yellow ball in the sky) has alot to answer for!!
But to be perfectly honest this is a compelling read tracing the mans life and the first 250 pages deal with his formative years and his career in Scotland. I agree that he is forthright but the questions the… Read more