• This topic has 29 replies, 27 voices, and was last updated 7 years ago by aa.
Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 30 total)
  • 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 🙂

    pacerc200
    Member

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0955312663/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1368735329&sr=8-1&pi=SL75

    The first signing Fergie made at St Mirren

    mikey3
    Member

    tony cascarino’s

    Robbie Savage, love him or hate him it’s a good read

    loum
    Member

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
    Subscriber

    Geoff Thomas’ Riding Through the Storm – covers his football, his fight against cancer and riding the Tour route, Awesome book

    nickjb
    Member

    Only one I’ve ever read (unless you count Playing the Moldovans at Tennis). Pretty interesting life story:

    Managing my life- Alex Ferguson

    beagle
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
    Subscriber
    wolfrider
    Member

    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.

    suffolk
    Member

    Perry Groves’ is worth a read

    wolfrider
    Member

    Also the secret footballer book is quite interesting.

    eruptron
    Member

    Paul lake’s
    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)

    Mackem
    Member

    The greatest player you never saw – The Robin Friday story.

    Premier Icon sas78
    Subscriber

    Cloughie – not read better.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
    Subscriber

    Robin Friday +1

    Some great recommendations to check out, keep them coming please

    Cletus
    Member

    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.

    grum
    Member

    Seem to remember Robbie Fowler’s being reasonably entertaining.

    I enjoyed Lee Sharpe’s “My idea of Fun”

    OrmanCheep
    Member

    Not a biography, but a true story

    Read Barry Fry’s biog a few years back. Full of funny stories as you can imagine.

    Premier Icon StirlingCrispin
    Subscriber

    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.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/sep/10/featuresreviews.guardianreview8

    Tony cascarino’s is good too but nothing compared to the above.
    And The Damned Utd by David Peace isn’t a biography but is – and worth reading.

    t_i_m
    Member

    not a biography, but this is excellent:
    The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro

    Mackem
    Member

    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?

    Sir Bobby Robson

    found this a very good read and had a great deal more respect for him having read it.

    yossarian
    Member

    not quite a biography but Brilliant Orange by David Winner is a bloody great read.

    scousebri
    Member

    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.

    aa
    Member

    What suffolk said.

    “we all live in a perry groves world”.

    Funny, nasty, honest. A really good book.

Viewing 30 posts - 1 through 30 (of 30 total)

The topic ‘Recommend me a decent Football biography read?’ is closed to new replies.