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Book Review – Grandad – What was football like in the 1970’s?

The Grandad in question is author Richard Crooks. Crooks is a Sheffield Wednesday fan, a passion passed down from generation to generation. His Grandson, Charlie, 8, is the latest in this line of ‘Wednesdayites’, despite, being Surrey based, having to follow the Owls from afar. But what would Charlie make of the game that his Grandad grew up watching? Read More »

Book Review: The Odd Man Out: The Fascinating Story of Ron Saunders’ Reign at Aston Villa

The Ron Saunders story

The great and good of football management have earned monikers such as ‘The Special One’, ‘Old Big ‘Ead’ and ‘The Normal One’. They have all been lauded for their success but one of Aston Villa’s most successful managers, Ron Saunders, remains ‘the odd man out’. Graham Denton has tried to ensure that Saunders enjoys the recognition he truly deserves by ... Read More »

Book Review – It’s Only Banter – The Autobiography of Leroy Rosenior

Leroy Rosenior

By his own admission, the football career of Leroy Rosenior wasn’t the most glorious or trophy-laden. The central theme of his compelling story, however, goes way beyond his achievements on the pitch and in the dug-out. It is the story of being a black footballer in 1980’s England where insults, threats, prejudice and discrimination were a daily occurrence. Where racism was ... Read More »

Book Review – The Illustrated History of Football

The Illustrated History of Football

You might not instantly recognise the name.  However, the work of David Squires will be instantly recognisable to football fans around the world as his weekly comic strips have adorned the Guardian newspaper for several years now. His spot on comments and satirical humour are a joy to behold. Now he’s taken the steps to have his first book published – The Illustrated ... Read More »

Book Review – Saints and Sinners – Southampton’s Hard Men

Every team has one and fans love them, the player that intimidates the opposition with full-blooded tackles and a ferocious will to win. The player is a leader, a warrior, and above all a true hard man. Over the years Southampton Football club have had more than their fair share of character’s that meets these criteria. In Saints and Sinners ... Read More »

Book Review: Tony Collins: Football Master Spy

Tony Collins is a well-respected former player, manager, assistant coach, and chief scout. In this book – Tony Collins: Football Master Spy, which was released six months ago, it provides a detailed account of his career in the game he holds so dearly. Read More »

Book Review – Of Fossils & Foxes – The Official, Definitive History of Leicester City Football Club

In 2016 Leicester City became champions of England, Premier League winners and debutants in Europe’s glamorous Champions League. It hasn’t always been like this as the 2015-16 triumph represented the pinnacle in the club’s 132 years of existence. A history packed with ups and downs, successes and heartbreak.The excellent and truly definitive ‘Of Fossils & Foxes’ brings to life, through a concoction ... Read More »

Book Review – Coventry City: A Club Without A Home

Coventry City famously left their Highfield Road home in 2005 to play at the purpose built Ricoh Arena, but for a dark period of 18 months they moved out of nirvana to play at Sixfields Stadium, this is the full story behind what happened to the former Premier League mainstays. Read More »

Book Review: Ron Atkinson: The Manager

The memoirs of one of the most well-known British football managers over the last thirty years were recently released. Titled Ron Atkinson: The Manager, the book describes in detail Big Ron’s career as a player, manager, and television pundit. Read More »

Book Review: The Wenger Revolution

Arsene Wenger recently celebrated 20 years as manager of Arsenal. Wenger’s journey with the club has seen some incredible moments, along with some painful defeats, and it’s all retold in this compelling book: The Wenger Revolution: Twenty years of Arsenal. Read More »

Book Review – Graduation Life Lessons of a Professional Footballer

It is often perceived as the dream job – getting paid thousands of pounds for doing something you love. For many children and adults alike there could be nothing better in life than being a professional footballer. For Richard Lee, however, this was not the case as he confesses ‘The truth is that I don’t love football, I never have’. Read More »

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