Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (9 of 10)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 261,096 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 10
John Charles: Gentle Giant (Mainstream Sport) by Mario Risoli
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read, 2 May 2014
I can heartily recommend this book for its wonderful insight into one of the game's great players who played the game in a true sporting spirit.
It covers his time in Italy in great detail and like it says on the back cover the chapters on his time at Juventus alone are worth the asking price.
The surprise is that it was published in 2003 and I've only just got read it and as he died in February 2004 the book does not cover his death though it does slightly gloss over his many failed business ventures but it was written as a result of his great football ability and it certainly leaves the reader in no doubt about what a true giant of the game he was and a decent human being as… Read more
Immortal by Duncan Hamilton
Immortal by Duncan Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsurpassed, 18 Mar 2014
If you want the definitive biography of George Best this is surely it. I do not believe it could have been better written as the author has left no stone unturned to obtain the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about this enigmatic but sadly flawed genius of a man. It goes beyond a normal biography by searching for reasons why this story is an ultimately sad one while it can also be used by anyone to learn that drinking alcohol to excess can only lead to destruction which is tragically true in this case. I heartily commend it to all, whether you are a football fan or not. An epic performance by a great writer who openly admits that he can only undertake biographies of people… Read more
Everton The School of Science Book deCoubertin Books
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A riveting read!, 23 Feb 2014
Admittedly I am a born and bred Evertonian who first went to Goodison in 1953 at the age of 3 when my late father squeezed me under the turnstile so I may be biased but I recommend this book to all football fans as I do not believe it could be better written and Evertonian or not, it will be greatly enjoyed. The attention to detail and the facts that have been thoroughly researched leap off every page and every one of the 450 or so pages has a variety of interesting stories either about the club or what was happening in the world at the time. The author latches on to the fans favourite players like Dixie Dean, Brian Labone, Alex Young, Bob Latchford, Andy Gray, Peter Reid, etc, etc and does… Read more