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Old Jul 11th 2017, 7:32 am
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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.


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Old Jul 11th 2017, 7:51 am
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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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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.
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i've read Andre Agassi - i thought it was fairly good read.
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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.
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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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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).
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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).
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
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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
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.
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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!
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Not read it but heard Stan Collymore's book is a jolly good caper.
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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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