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Review of Twirlymen: The Unlikely History of Cricket's Greatest Spin Bowlers - Amol Rajan by Soho_Black

Advantages: Impeccable in the level of detail
Disadvantages: Does fail to entertain

Although they may lack the bang and bluster of the fast bowlers, the three leading wicket takers of all time in Test cricket are all spinners. They may look calmer in their run ups and action, but the effect they put on the ball can be incredible. Rathe ... Read review

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One for the specialists only I feel by hiker
Vh by catsholiday
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16.09.2014 16:11
It Just Is Cricket!
Review of A History of Cricket in 100 Objects - Gavin Mortimer by Soho_Black

Advantages: Interesting and comprehensively researched
Disadvantages: A few slightly tenuous links

...Football in 100 Objects" was a brave attempt, but was slightly let down by being a little too clinical. Being a game imbued with passion, the book lacked this which took some of the edge off it. Cricket, whilst inspiring p ... Read review

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Not for me. by hiker
nice review... by crazyomon
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02.09.2014 16:47
Tell us what we already know, why don't you...?
Review of Alex Ferguson My Autobiography by thedevilinme

Advantages: Ok and no more
Disadvantages: Bit dull to be honest

What happens in the dressing room says in the dressing room, so says Sir Alex, his long awaited autobiography not answering many questions about his illustrious career. Fergies approach is more of a memoir of Manchester United here and simply responds to ... Read review

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I thought it was a little better than you said, but a good review nonetheless by jpeggy1
The other half worships him...I cant take to him..good review by Pam222

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09.07.2014 19:25
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A life built around football programmes
Review of 32 Programmes - Dave Robers by bbicuk01

Advantages: Good personal and national history
Disadvantages: Not enough on Bromley

When Dave Roberts and his wife move to the USA, he naturally assumes that he treasured collection of 1134 football programmes will accompany him on the plane. Wrong, Dave is informed that space is at a premium and he will have to whittle his precious hoar ... Read review

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good review! by spanielize
Nice review by sazzydan
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31.03.2014 14:46
A brief insight into the world of The Gaffer.
Review of Alex Ferguson My Autobiography by cwigham

Advantages: Insightful and pretty interesting.
Disadvantages: A little one-sided.

Sir Alex - A brief background: Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager in British football history. After a playing career in Scotland in the 1970's, he moved into coaching. He broke the Glasgow dominance of Scottish football to lead Aberdeen ... Read review

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Fab review x by lauracindy

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11.03.2014 16:49
"The Death of WCW" is about a lifetime's worth of screw ups.
Review of The Death of WCW - R.D. Reynolds by 820anthony

Advantages: The unique style of Wresltecrap author R.D. Reynolds and his use of rare photos .
Disadvantages: None really.

The book "The Death of WCW" is one of the most comprehensive accounts of the end of arguably the one of the most influential companies in the history of the sport entertainment business. See how incompetent booking, corrupt politics, and wasteful spendin ... Read review

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18.02.2014 16:58
Tell me something I din't know
Review of Bookie, Gambler, Fixer, Spy A Journey to the Heart of Cricket Underworld - Ed Hawkins by thedevilinme

Advantages: Cricket stuff
Disadvantages: Bit boring

So, as some of you know, my summer job is cricket writing for my local paper and adding the occasional stuff to the major cricket magazines and websites, their go to guy on Northamptonshire CCC. This summer I will be blogging on Cricinfo and very excited ... Read review

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Not my cup of tea, but an excellent write up!x by Chippytarka
Astonishing how prevalent corruption is... by Secre
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18.02.2014 11:31
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Disappointing and predictable
Review of Managing My Life (My Autobiography) - Alex Ferguson by Tansoodo

Advantages: Easy to read.
Disadvantages: Nothing new, tiresome.

I was expecting so much from this book by Alex Ferguson, a great football manager bordering on legendary status who is quite rightfully admired by those who follow Manchester United. Yet, the early chapters aside where he relays his earlier Scottish roots ... Read review

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12.02.2014 17:34
Remember Stefan Selakovic and To Madeira? This is for you!
Review of Football Manager Stole My Life - Iain McIntosh by dangaroo

Advantages: Humorous and interesting
Disadvantages: Limited appeal

I finally got a Kindle for Christmas! I'm even on google+ and I've started watching Barbie films with my daughters. I've joined the modern world, just about. There is part of me though, that wishes it was 2000/01. It was Mid-December and I'd downloaded a ... Read review

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21.01.2014 13:57
Football but not as you know it, Gary
Review of Football Lexicon - John Leigh, David Wodehouse by bbicuk01

Advantages: Staple for any program editor
Disadvantages: Bit old hat now

The Football Lexicon is an A-Z of stock phrases that have existed or been created in the last twenty years. The book basically is a bible for any football commentator or reporter as it tries to explain all the old cliches that you have heard or read a mil ... Read review

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Well reviewed by Mistee-Dreamz
Lovely concise review xXx by Deesrev
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07.11.2013 09:49
We all hate Leeds and Leeds and Leeds - but not this team
Review of The Last Champions Leeds United and the Year that Football Changed Forever - Dave Simpson by supercityfan

Advantages: Tells how success can be achieved through honesty and hard work
Disadvantages: None - although now money talks

...ago, Leeds United fought off the challenge of Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to lift the First Division Championship trophy, the last before football truly changed forever when Sky came on board and totally revo ... Read review

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Brilliant review by alliewallie
Another fascinating read on a subject, that by rights, I shouldn't be the slightest bit interested in! That's the mark of a truly great reviewertin my book. R. by RICHADA
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06.11.2013 17:24
That's Sir Alex and we know that
Review of Alex Ferguson My Autobiography by jcneil

Advantages: Sir Alex Ferguson, revelations
Disadvantages: Not too much truly new material

**Introduction** Sir Alex Ferguson is widely known as the greatest manager of all time and with the incredible success he experienced in his time at Manchester United it isn't surprising that he has a lot to tell in an Autobiography. As a Manchester Unit ... Read review

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It's a very good review, but it is slightly revealing for somebody who hasn't read it. Great summary nonetheless by jpeggy1
You've the wrong page duration. by 1st2thebar

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04.11.2013 01:42
Offensive to Hairdryers
Review of Alex Ferguson My Autobiography by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Curiousity killed the cat - lucky that I'm not a cat.
Disadvantages: Hypocracy in its finest form.

...year) On October 24th 2013 Sir Alex Ferguson’s embarks on fame, his hypocrisy sealed, His book ‘Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography’ was availab ... Read review

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An excellent review. John by Coloneljohn
Many thanks for all your rates and kind comments :) by 1st2thebar

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01.11.2013 14:41
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Sir Alex Ferguson - You owe a lot to Mark Robins
Review of Alex Ferguson My Autobiography by supercityfan

Advantages: Insight from a top manager, opinionated, controversial
Disadvantages: he delivered unprecedented success to the wrong team

Introduction You might find it strange that I am writing this review given my obvious allegiance to the blue half of Manchester, but I actually feel I am in a better position to review this from a more balanced perspective, rather than through ... Read review

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gotta love Fergie :p by MsTricia
I'm not a football fan at all, yet I found your review of Furguson's autobiography actually fascinating - and agree that as a non-MU fan it was indeed written from a more level perspective. R. by RICHADA

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31.10.2013 17:55
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Alex Ferguson: The Autobiography
Review of Alex Ferguson My Autobiography by Jarisleif

Advantages: A great insight into the life of Sir Alex Ferguson
Disadvantages: Nothing of note about the Glazer's

How do you review a book by one of the most famous football figures in modern times without giving away spoilers, or writing about what is already known? That's a challenge I had to face when I spent two nights at work reading "Alex Ferguson: My Autobiogr ... Read review

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Well reviewed x by chrisandmark_is_here
As a Newcastle fan I'm not going to spend my hard-earned on this but of course I'll be borrowing it when someone else does. Great review by fizzytom

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30.10.2013 15:39
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