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Missed Goals: Manchester City 2012/13 Season Review
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 2013
A clever and original investigation into the obsessive psychology of the modern-day sports "fan". The fictional narrator's heart-warming struggle to redeem his otherwise sad and lonely existence through an imagined connection to his heroes via the so-called "blogosphere" allows Mr Hockin to deliver more of his trademark biting satire and piercing insights into Britain's degenerate and celebrity-worshipping culture. His muscular prose and lurid imagination puts one in mind of the very finest modern fiction writers: David Foster Wallace, Mark Leyner, even Ollie Holt himself. "Missed Goals: Manchester City 2012/13 Season Review" is certainly one NOT to be missed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 2013
There's a good reason why Hocklin is known as 'The Poor Man's Tolstoy', the quality of the writing almost leaps at you from the page/screen and grabs you by the throat. Every undulation of MCFC's roller-coaster season is captured gloriously in an absolutely thrilling addition to the genre.
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on 26 September 2013
There are a multitude of wordsmiths out there that put finger to keyboard when it comes to football's Boddington Boys of Old; Mr Hockin is one of the finest.

How he didn't become one of Manchester City FC's official bloggers is beyond me but if this means he has more time to craft masterpieces like this then we're all winners in the end. For those of you familiar with his writing then the flow and style of this will be of no surprise; it makes pleasant reading in light of what was a somewhat indifferent season for blues.

Enjoy.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 June 2013
Another fine addition to the bloggerati / literature crossover genre which was almost single-handedly invented by Mister Hockin. Insightful commentary, thoughtful wordplay, some forthright opinions and a dramatic reduction in spelling errors when compared with his last effort make this a five-star effort. However I missed his bread products round-up and hope he reinstates it for next year
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on 6 October 2013
I think this is a really good read for city fans.. its a collection of blogs really . looking back on that season it evokes some strange emotions etc ..it was an odd season looking back and this review captures that. thanks Howard Hockin
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on 14 October 2013
What a great read. Sums up a somewhat frustrating season with great humour and opinion. Really enjoyed it and could have easily read another 100 pages. A bargain on the kinde aswell.
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on 27 September 2013
This book is a perfect way to look back at the last season and prefer for the next one. Recommended read for every City fan.
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on 11 June 2013
Excellent review of the 2012/13 season, for Manchester City supporters, I can recommend it, written by a true City fan.
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on 16 September 2013
Enjoyed reading that, brings a wry smile to your face. Not the most successful of seasons, but one that was eventful.
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on 3 September 2014
My least favorite of his season reviews but still very enjoyable and full of laughs.
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