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Jumpers for Goalposts: How Football Sold Its Soul by Rob Smyth
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 7 Jun 2012
When I started reading this I thought it might turn out to be a sort of "Grumpy Old Men on Football" style book, reminiscing about how things were better "...when I were a lad...".

I was wrong, not completely, but this is not a Clarkson-esque tirade against modern football. It is a very well thought out and reasoned discussion on how the game has been robbed of that magic that turned us all onto the game in the first place. Also quite clearly stating that this focus on money is not a new thing ! I won't spoil any of the book as I found it very entertaining and don't want to spoil it for anyone else.

The only thing missing was a section at the beginning "Dear FIFA..."… Read more
The Didi Man by Dietmar Hamann
The Didi Man by Dietmar Hamann
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read, 19 Feb 2012
I love the team, I love the player. This is a difficult one to read without wearing a smile throughout. I loved the chapters on "The Cultural Attache to Bootle" and obviously the Istanbul chapter. It's a very nice insight to Didi's life past and present. If you are a fan there are some wonderfully funny stories in here. Must read !

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