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Scamp Jul 11th 2017 7:32 am

Sporting Autobiographies
 
Anyone got any good ones to recommend?

I've read Fergie's and loved it, was a really good read. Read some of 'Arry Redknapps and put it down because he's a cock.

I'm going to get Poulter's because I think it'll be interesting.

I think the usual - Rooney etc will just be dull as ditchwater so very open to some interesting suggestions please.


Now for the caveat, which I'm putting as nicely as I can, please don't hate me: If you've read some literary, chess playing, 16th century art and poetry guru's book and want to show off about it, please enjoy doing so at the parish hall with all your book club friends.

Sandboy Jul 11th 2017 7:51 am

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 
football biographies are generally bobbins, Kevin Phillips' is possibly the worst book I ever read but these 2 are brilliant though not strictly biographies


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jam25mack Jul 11th 2017 8:21 am

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 
NOt really an autobiography kind of chap. I have obvioulsy read Fergies though. It's even better on Audio book.

A bit off topic but if you're looking for a holiday book old favorites include Mr Nice, Marching Powder and Shantaram.

mission Jul 11th 2017 8:22 am

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 
i've read Andre Agassi - i thought it was fairly good read.

IKnowNothing Jul 11th 2017 8:23 am

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 

Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 12291554)
NOt really an autobiography kind of chap. I have obvioulsy read Fergies though. It's even better on Audio book.

A bit off topic but if you're looking for a holiday book old favorites include Mr Nice, Marching Powder and Shantaram.

Not read Mr. Nice, second one is great, third is an epic, first 2/3s is decent but when he starts fighting for the Mujahadeen it gets a bit boring.

TheShed Jul 11th 2017 8:43 am

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 
Martin Johnsons autobigraphy about his time around the Lions tour. I thought that it was a good read and a fair insight into professional rugby at the time.

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Scamp Jul 11th 2017 9:01 am

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 
Thanks everyone. So many are pony I agree.

All noted down to look up on the kindle later (I'm modern now you see, I have a kindle). :thumbup:

mission Jul 11th 2017 9:05 am

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12291588)
Thanks everyone. So many are pony I agree.

All noted down to look up on the kindle later (I'm modern now you see, I have a kindle). :thumbup:

i use to read books like they were going out of fashion...had a whole library of fiction book....but for the last 10 or so years i have not read one book....and the thought of getting a kindle puts me off due to my eyes - i seriously need to get my eyes tested :blink:

jam25mack Jul 11th 2017 9:15 am

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Originally Posted by mission (Post 12291592)
i use to read books like they were going out of fashion...had a whole library of fiction book....but for the last 10 or so years i have not read one book....and the thought of getting a kindle puts me off due to my eyes - i seriously need to get my eyes tested :blink:

I read loads when on holiday but not too much when at home. Have a good few hundred novels at home, mostly thrillers. I do have an audible account though so I get 2 audio books a month which I listen to while driving and sometimes in work.

Love a good yarn.

Miss Ann Thrope Jul 11th 2017 12:43 pm

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12291526)
I think the usual - Rooney etc will just be dull as ditchwater so very open to some interesting suggestions please.

As is surprisingly often the case, Joey Barton put it best when he said something along the lines of:

Went to the World Cup. Played shit. Here's me book!

nottmbantam Jul 11th 2017 1:27 pm

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 
Not read it but heard Stan Collymore's book is a jolly good caper.

Rubydo Jul 12th 2017 11:23 am

Re: Sporting Autobiographies
 
Not strictly an autobiography but there's Michael Parkinson's book Muhammad Ali a memoir may be a decent read - about his interviews with him


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