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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Male Xmas Pressie
Not quite finished the book yet but seeing as it's a series of short 'tales' I can already say that the first few are a fascinating read and insight into Scottish Sports Journalism. Also, a fab price and sales going to an excellent cause (SANDS charity), will definitely be buying a few more as Xmas pressie's for male relatives and friends!!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
Bought on the back of an excerpt on Twitter, I wasn't aware o the Scottish bias and expected "scoops". Still, a pleasant enough read for a great cause
Published 17 months ago by David pe 54


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Male Xmas Pressie, 27 Sep 2012
This review is from: Henrik, Hairdryers and the Hand of God: Extraordinary Tales from the Press Box (Paperback)
Not quite finished the book yet but seeing as it's a series of short 'tales' I can already say that the first few are a fascinating read and insight into Scottish Sports Journalism. Also, a fab price and sales going to an excellent cause (SANDS charity), will definitely be buying a few more as Xmas pressie's for male relatives and friends!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding Book!!, 11 Oct 2012
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Have just finished reading this fantastic book about Scottish football after being unable to put it down from the moment I started. The book consists of 72 individual stories, each written by a different journalist, documenting all of the joy, despair and absurdities that you would associate with following Scottish football over the last 50 years or so. The book gives a marvellous insight as to what it is like to be reporting from the press box on a game they clearly love, and provides tales of all the colourful characters that they have had to deal with over the years.

The fact that all of the proceeds of this book go to the SANDS charity means that I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's a great read, and will appeal across all age groups to anyone who has ever had the slightest bit of interest in Scottish football.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy, 5 Oct 2012
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Really easy to read, a fun and interesting collection of stories and a great insight into the world of sports journalism which you normally don't get to hear about!
Would recommend as a great gift for any football fan-and all the proceeds going to such a good cause, a top buy in every way!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent insights into the world of football journalism, 29 Sep 2012
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I really enjoyed this book, some excellent insights into some of the characters of Scottish football and life as a football journalist. Struck by the genuine love of the game and love of the job of so many great journos....and all for a fantastic cause.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A right rivetting read!, 28 Sep 2012
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Really enjoyed this book.
At last some honest journalistic accounts where nobody really has to mind their P's and Q's!
This book is a must for any sports fan or must be bought for any sibling or realtive of a sports fan!
Profits all go to a very very good cause - Sands charity!
I suggest you drop what you are doing this instant and buy this book for you, your partner or anyone interested in sport!
Christmas is only 88 sleeps away!!! What else are you going to buy Uncle Clive?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 27 Sep 2012
A friend at work recommended this book to me as its for a very good cause (SANDS) and it didn't disappoint. The opening chapter by Tom English of The Scotsman is brilliant and sets a standard of writing that the book mostly lives up to. It's a really easy book to read as its divided into 72 chapters of three to four pages each and would make a great Xmas stocking filler for any sports fans.
4 stars but 5 for a wonderful cause!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!, 24 Sep 2013
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A brilliant read. A terrific variety of short stories from sports journalists make this an ease book to read a story or two each day, put it down and then read more later. Very entertaining and the proceeds go to a great cause. Essential reading for sports fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant reading, 3 Sep 2013
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Either in a long session or just to dip into. What's more, all proceeds go to or a worthy cause.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking read over a few weeks, 24 Jan 2013
Chapters of this book had been serialised in The Sunday Mail which I enjoyed immensely. Having read the entire book I am not disappointed. A cracking read from various Scottish broadcasters and journalists noting the story behind the story. Thoroughly recommended 5*
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5.0 out of 5 stars Henrik, hairdryers etc, 13 Dec 2012
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Great book with a lot excellent writing. My only quibble is with regard to the football coverage. There is too much OF coverage and not enough articles about other teams. Maybe this highlights a flaw in the small scottish media sports coverage as they are mainly Glasgow based. But surely they can expand their horizons a bit. The articles involving other teams were Imho the better ones. But overall a good read!
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