- Recommend me a decent Football biography read?
As the title says – I’ve read Vinny Jones and Gazza’s but that’s it. I fancy a new one so let me know your recommendations please 🙂Posted 7 years ago
The first signing Fergie made at St MirrenPosted 7 years ago
tony cascarino’sPosted 7 years ago
fred eyre – kicked into touch
Robbie Savage, love him or hate him it’s a good readPosted 7 years ago
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Geoff Thomas’ Riding Through the Storm – covers his football, his fight against cancer and riding the Tour route, Awesome bookPosted 7 years ago
Rick Holden’s has been recommended to me numerous times. Supposed to be very funny, and quite different to usual footie biographical stuff! It’s in my list.Posted 7 years ago
Dave jones no smoke without fire. Is about his managerial career and how him and his family coped with him being accused of child abuse.Posted 7 years ago
Perry Groves’ is worth a readPosted 7 years ago
Also the secret footballer book is quite interesting.Posted 7 years ago
Paul lake’sPosted 7 years ago
I have a read this and found it a really good read. I was part of his journey watched as a City fan when he swallowed his tongue against Leicester and at the game when he got the injury that finished his pro playing days against Aston Villa.
An absolutely fantastic player and I have no doubt he would have captained England if he hadn’t have been so unlucky.
This book made be laugh and cry and I think this would be a good read even if you aren’t a City fan Paul Lake comes across as the normal bloke who got what most of us wish for and play for his team shame City contributed to the poor treatment of his injury (Peter Swales has a lot to answer the tight b*stard)
The greatest player you never saw – The Robin Friday story.Posted 7 years ago
Cloughie – not read better.Posted 7 years ago
Robin Friday +1Posted 7 years ago
Some great recommendations to check out, keep them coming pleasePosted 7 years ago
Left Foot Forward – Gary Nelson
Tales from the Boot Camps – Steve Claridge
Both lower league tales but very good.
Tont Cascarino’s is worth a read too.Posted 7 years ago
Seem to remember Robbie Fowler’s being reasonably entertaining.Posted 7 years ago
I enjoyed Lee Sharpe’s “My idea of Fun”Posted 7 years ago
Not a biography, but a true story
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Read Barry Fry’s biog a few years back. Full of funny stories as you can imagine.Posted 7 years ago
My Father and Other Working-Class Football Heroes by Gary Imlach.
A fascinating insight into footballing life in the days of the maximum wage – working as a joiner in the summer, players paying to represent their country in the World Cup, getting moved around the country for a pittance. One injury and their career was over. Brilliant read.
Tony cascarino’s is good too but nothing compared to the above.Posted 7 years ago
And The Damned Utd by David Peace isn’t a biography but is – and worth reading.
not a biography, but this is excellent:Posted 7 years ago
The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro
The miracle book, entertaining but did you find it funny that an American journalist with no prior experience of football started suggesting line-ups and tactics within a season?Posted 7 years ago
found this a very good read and had a great deal more respect for him having read it.Posted 7 years ago
not quite a biography but Brilliant Orange by David Winner is a bloody great read.Posted 7 years ago
Jimmy grieve’s book. Read it a few years ago. Funniest book i have read in a long time. Football how it should be played.Posted 7 years ago
What suffolk said.
“we all live in a perry groves world”.
Funny, nasty, honest. A really good book.Posted 7 years ago
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