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A summer of memories

Advantages: Full coverage of planning, day by day record of games, great photos, high quality book
Disadvantages: More factual than evocative but not a big problem

...I loved last summer. As a royalist, I loved all the celebrations around the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I wasn't hugely excited by the Olympics, but excitement began to build around London and I got caught up. Then it all began - and I was hooked. I was watc ...

eilidhcatriona 02.05.2013 · Read full review
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Review of London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games - Tom Knight

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Wanna Great Stats Life?

Advantages: Numeric followers will be at home with this book
Disadvantages: Lacks credible data - Believe in their own rhetoric

WHY ENGLAND LOSE - SIMON KUPER & STEFAN SZYMANSKI Publisher: HarperSport According to Playstation: Barnet Football Club had the infrastructure to become a Football Super-Power according to Playstation eight years ago! Eight years ago, a youngish ...

1st2thebar 30.12.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Why England Lose: and Other Curious Phenomena Explained - Simon Kuper

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Dishwater isn't a dull enough comparison...

Advantages: So much data if you're looking for a specific piece its bound to be here!
Disadvantages: Boring

As you can (hopefully) see from my profile image I’m female. And really have little to no interest in football. However a few weeks ago when the results for hosting the 2018 and 2022 were being announced I watched and had my fingers crossed that football ...

Mayoki 30.12.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Why England Lose: and Other Curious Phenomena Explained - Simon Kuper

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Why This Book Loses

Advantages: A couple of interesting snippets of information
Disadvantages: Proves very little and never answers the book title

Two types of books seem to have seriously escalated in popularity over the last few years. The first type is the footballer’s biographies, which can range from the excellent to the pointless, depending at which stage of the player’s career they’ve been w ...

Soho_Black 03.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Why England Lose: and Other Curious Phenomena Explained - Simon Kuper

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Marvellous Stuff, Old Bean...

Advantages: Comprehensive Guide to Cricket Throughout the Year
Disadvantages: Statistic Heavy for Those Who Don't Like Cricket

Introduction = Ah cricket, lazy summer days, the sound of leather on willow. Public school boys in whites shouting "After the game, skinny dipping in the lake, what a wizard idea" and for once that rarest of beasts an English victory over the ...

hero164 03.04.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2006 Special Edition - Matthew Engel

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