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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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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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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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