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Lekos

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Book Club
« on: February 11, 2015, 22:21:11 »
I think we used to have one on the old site. As I'm old and boring thought I'd start another.

Not long finished Guy Martin's autobiography. Not much point reading it unless you're into bikes and the Manx TT / roadracing. Good read if you are!

Think I'm done with football books for a while, need a break.

Currently reading Unbroken which is pretty damned good. Got a couple of Martin Amis books lined up for after.

Anyone else reading anything other than the Internet / Daily Mail / books on coal mining?

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 12:19:40 »
Books on multiple personalities?

Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 13:17:46 »
A few users have them nailed down

The Blue Blooded Maniac

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 20:53:19 »
Have you seen the Guy Martin programs where he's trying to break various speed and/or endurance records? The over the edge TT documentary he did a few years ago was class as well. He's a proper dude!

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 23:06:55 »
Yeah the TT Closer to the Edge documentary is class.  Martin is a bit of a mentalist, but in a good, entertaining way.  Not a stabby way.

The Blue Blooded Maniac

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 09:22:56 »
Ye he's a nutter. Clever lad n all

andy1966

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 12:55:44 »
I think we used to have one on the old site. As I'm old and boring thought I'd start another.

Not long finished Guy Martin's autobiography. Not much point reading it unless you're into bikes and the Manx TT / roadracing. Good read if you are!

Think I'm done with football books for a while, need a break.

Currently reading Unbroken which is pretty damned good. Got a couple of Martin Amis books lined up for after.

Anyone else reading anything other than the Internet / Daily Mail / books on coal mining?


Reading about people who actually worked for a living might be to tiring for you , best stick to your lentil farming , and creaming your keks over fair trade coffee

The Blue Blooded Maniac

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 15:27:05 »

Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 16:56:28 »
Hahaha. You don't know anything about me Andy. I know you like coal mining and the daily mail and that seems to upset you, which is obviously amusing.

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Ludo

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 23:50:05 »
that seems to upset you, which is obviously amusing.

Why would you find upsetting someone amusing?

Sounds like a personality disorder to me.

goat

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 00:36:51 »
should run a book on the next person to flounce off to a different site



Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2015, 08:37:36 »
that seems to upset you, which is obviously amusing.
Sounds like a personality disorder to me.

It's a prerequisite on here.

shandon

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2015, 08:45:15 »
I was going to buy Sergio Aguero's book.

Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 10:05:55 »
What stopped you?

shandon

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 10:20:03 »
I am going to buy Sergio Aguero's book then  :)
I couldn't find it in the bookstores so I will have to buy it online.

Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2015, 10:32:11 »
Ha. Fair enough - let us know what it's like!

shandon

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 10:34:52 »
Maybe other people on here have read it?

goat

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2015, 12:06:25 »
cant imagine its that thrilling, most players now its all got up, went training, came home, shagged a chav , played on saturday

more interesting  is the book by some german keeper named lutz pfannenstiel

played in every fifa confederation, only player so far
died 3 times
banged up
stole a penguin
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shandon

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2015, 12:40:00 »
One of the adverts I saw for the Aguero's book says this:

"Read about surviving Mario's madness, getting caught in the crossfire between Mancini and Tevez or how he grew up playing as Liverpool on the Playstation."

As if that wasn't enough it has a foreword by Lionel Messi.

goat

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015, 13:24:32 »
so his book is about 3 other people and fifa  :D


only bit id be interested in is christmas dinner with diego

shandon

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2015, 14:07:42 »
How about this line from the book:

"City fans might not want to hear it. But when I was a kid I wanted to be Michael Owen."  :o


goat

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2015, 14:21:57 »
well he is injured as often  :D

shandon

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2015, 14:38:23 »
He didn't like Owen at first after 'THAT' goal vs Argentina in 1998.

goat

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2015, 15:16:25 »
at this rate we wont need to buy it, will be all here

should be a rule, players can only have a book if they are 35 and mental

shandon

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2015, 15:41:22 »
I look forward to Yaya Toure writing his autobiography at some point  8)

goat

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2015, 23:11:06 »
just found a load of ebooks on my phone if anyone wants any

bellamy
lake
pirlo
bergkamp
brilliant oranj
burridge
blue moon- down among the dead men
danish dynamite
zlatan
secret footballer
football manager stole my life

andy1966

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2015, 09:46:50 »
Hahaha. You don't know anything about me Andy. I know you like coal mining and the daily mail and that seems to upset you, which is obviously amusing.
  And you my stalker friend no nothing about me , as I have told you many time , but has failed to register
 I have not read newspapers for 35+ years  , if I look for something on line , for some reason sometimes it comes up on mail on line  , I read only that article
The type of stuff I read in mainly historic stuff associated with the industrial revolution (No coal , No industrial revolution) Coal mining just happened to be the major contributing factor to the building of this nation and the empire , and as most of this kicked off around Lancashire it also covers much local history
Working condition were appalling  with in excess of 300,000 men women and children being killed in the mines alone , in those days if you didn't work you didn't eat
Mining also led to the birth of trade unions , which in turn led to much better pay and conditions which we all benefit from today
All the related industry Canals , textiles ,engineering ,transport , iron etc , are all related to coal   
All of this came at a great human cost , and it was mainly in the pits
I'll leave you this , one account of the pretoria  pit disaster 21st December 1910  ,344 men and boy killed in one go

http://www.staveley-genealogy.com/pretoria_pit.htm

Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2015, 10:42:41 »
You should probably reserve the "stalker" phrase for if I start following you round at matches (it doesn't really work on forums).  That probably won't happen though, so you're safe. 

I've been down some mines, most recently Potosi in Bolivia.  There's a shit life.  Average age of death around 35.




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Re: Book Club
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2015, 16:33:45 »
Back to thread topic, just finished The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.  Highly recommended. Bought the Pirlo book in Italy and forgot about it till I saw Goaty mention it above  ;)  Next book for me to purchase is Artisans, about the great bicycle frame makers past and present.

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2015, 19:55:43 »
I'm not really into sport books autobiography stuff, but I'm currently reading the Saxon novels by Bernard cornwell. Good stuff of you like that kind of thing

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2015, 13:52:49 »
I'm reading the game of thrones books to see how they differ from the TV adaptation. If anyone is into sci-fi I read a lot of star wars books...

Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2015, 14:21:33 »
The game of thrones books aren't finished yet are they?

goat

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2015, 15:14:50 »
I'm reading the game of thrones books to see how they differ from the TV adaptation. If anyone is into sci-fi I read a lot of star wars books...

many pictures of the midget?

bluepill

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2015, 13:23:56 »
Is that the dwarf that is lip synced by Victor meldrew?

Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2015, 14:24:09 »
Just started reading Ajax, the Dutch, the War by Simon Kuper.

It's no thrill a minute but pretty interesting.

goat

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2015, 15:47:08 »
guessing a shedload about jews in it

The Blue Blooded Maniac

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2015, 17:00:27 »
Anyone read any stuff by Alan Moore? Just been reading dodgem logic which is pretty good.

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2015, 17:56:06 »
I am going to buy Sergio Aguero's book then  :)
I couldn't find it in the bookstores so I will have to buy it online.
Is it in English?

goat

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Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2015, 10:35:08 »
guessing a shedload about jews in it

Seems to be the case so far

Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2016, 22:50:05 »
cant imagine its that thrilling, most players now its all got up, went training, came home, shagged a chav , played on saturday

more interesting  is the book by some german keeper named lutz pfannenstiel

played in every fifa confederation, only player so far
died 3 times
banged up
stole a penguin

Finally read that the other month. Some cracking stories in there, it's worth a read. It's called The Unstoppable Keeper. Met him a few times last year, he works as head scout for TSG Hoffenheim, really nice bloke.


goat

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2016, 22:56:59 »
should have asked him about it to save you having to read it

Lekos

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Re: Book Club
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2016, 23:34:17 »
He now hates the penguin story. All he gets asked about.