5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
As an avid Oldham Athletic supporter, it's difficult to be impartial where Joe Royle is concerned. The man is simply a legend. It's fantastic to re-live, through this book, the glory days of the early 90's, the 'pinch me' season, the 3 wembley appearances and the 'great escape'. But that's just Oldham.
This book chapters Joe's life from when he was a child dreaming of playing professional football up until last year when he was still manager of Ipswich Town. (sadly, he's no longer there).
Joe's playing career was good, but management is where he excels, with two promotions with Manchester City and an FA Cup winners medal as manager of his hometown team, Everton… Read more
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
If breathless, foot stomping, fist pumping, heart stopping anthems are your cup of tea then buy this album! Whilst Sam's Town is undoubtedly going to be compared to their whirlwind debut album 'Hot Fuss', it should be judged on its own merits. For Sam's Town is a commanding yet elegant masterpiece. Opening with title track 'Sam's Town' shows the intent of The Killers as it swirls, waltzes, swings and thrashes into a melodic wall of sound that doesn't stop for the entire album.
Stand-out tracks include first single, When You Were Young, Bones, This River Is Wild and (the closest the boys come to the peerless Mr Brightside) Read My Mind.
In no way does this mean that the… Read more