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Athe Bible for any Judo participant

Advantages: A well documented book of the ancient and modern day sport of Judo
Disadvantages: Not covering in the Katas in any great depth

...This is a bible for anyone wishing to pursue far in the sport of Judo. Whilst the book also covers items not usually taught in most Judo clubs it is technically very superior to most judokas (participants). The book covers the basics as well as Kodokan ...

DuwDuw 28.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The A-Z of Judo - Syd Hoare

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IN SEARCH OF THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

Advantages: Interesting story, well written
Disadvantages: A litle too much detail of football rules

The first thing to say is that 'The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro' is not a book about football. It is a book about how the people of a small town rediscover their sense of community when they become united behind the success of their football team. The foo ...

Mauri 23.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Miracle of Castel di Sangro - Joe McGinniss

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Believing In The Miracle ...

Advantages: Fascinating look at the culture wrapped around Italian football, refreshing perspective
Disadvantages: Author can be incredibly arrogant, ignorant and irritating at times

...Books about football (soccer, whatever ...) are hardly a rarity. The Miracle of Castel di Sangro, however, stands out for two reasons; firstly, it is written by an American, a nationality not traditionally known for their love of the game - and even less ...

Puggers 08.09.2005 · Read full review
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The Football Miracle

Advantages: Great writing style and never a dull moment with new action all the way
Disadvantages: Sad ending, pity it had to end in the way it did

...‘The Miracle of Castle di Sangro’ is basically a diary of a football mad America, who becomes obsessed with ‘soccer’ during the world cup that was held in the US in 1994. After being enthralled by the Italian team, in particular Ro ...

Chris_Padden 29.08.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Miracle of Castel di Sangro - Joe McGinniss

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Everything you ever suspected about Italian football...

Advantages: A good idea turned into a great story, this is a gripping read, all the more so because it is real
Disadvantages: McGinnis' style can be grating early on, and the ending is actuall quite depressing

...Having read a review of this book in the football magazine 'When Saturday Comes', I thought I knew what I was in for: American author, famous for political comment, gets bitten by the football bug during World Cup 94 in the USA and then decides to travel ...

JVL 18.09.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Miracle of Castel di Sangro - Joe McGinniss

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