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WANTED - GYMNAST. Only broken bodies may apply.

Advantages: Interesting, a good read.
Disadvantages: Too biased, paints an unfair picture.

Joan Ryan is the Cruella De Vil of gymnastics. She takes the stories of girls’ lives, twists them to her own slant, and then flaunts them in public to line her own pockets. She is to sport what Osama Bin Laden is to world peace. Or so I thought. Gym ...

KarenUK 28.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Little Girls In Pretty Boxes - Joan Ryan

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No Pain No Gain

Advantages: Interesting approach, mostly true
Disadvantages: Paints a slightly warped immage of the sports involved.

At age 4 I started gymnastics training that would last over a decade, to be given up only when I, ahem, grew too fat and school work became of paramount importance. Before we were old enough to compete, and thus qualify for the quality club t-shirts, we s ...

zoe_page 04.04.2003 · Read full review
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Where's the team photos gone?

Advantages: 'Bible' of the British Game
Disadvantages: Team Photos removed without explanation

I have bought Rothmans Football Yearbook more times than I care to remember, being that 'rare' thing, a female interested in the great game. This year I was extremely disappointed with Rothmans, which is usually excellent. For some reason all the team ...

henryhallandhisdog 19.08.2000 · Read full review

Review of Rothmans Football Yearbook: 1999-2000 - Jack Rollin, Glenda Rollin

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THE FOOTBALL BIBLE

Advantages: Stuffed full of Stats and Info, regular updaes to the book.
Disadvantages: this one is out of date

I bought the Rothmans Football Yearbook 1999/2000 because I have been getting the book for a while now, Im only missing 3 or 4 out of the enitre 30+ set dating back to 1970. So i knew what i was getting for my money. Although now the most recent editi ...

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A life changing book - not just for martial arts enthusiasts.

Advantages: One of the best books I have ever read, changes the way you look at life.
Disadvantages: All too often overlooked, this book is so much more than it appears.

I love books and I am rarely without something to read. But of the many thousands of books I have read, there are only a handful which I could say are truly life changing. This is one of them. This book is not just for those with an interest in the martia ...

Marge3781 25.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Karate-do Nyumon - Gichin Funakoshi

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