Book Review: A Straggling Life – Andrew Watson

A Straggling Life – Andrew Watson by Llew Walker Andrew Watson is a Scottish sporting icon but one who history seemed to forget about as time passed. It was only in the last two decades that we starting to find more info regarding this historic figure. Glasgow’s Southside now has two memorials that include his […]

Book Review: Bring The Noise

Klopp: Bring The Noise by Raphael Honigstein Sometimes it can be difficult for a biography to work without too much of a contribution from the main subject (Jurgen Klopp in this instance). Yet when the author is a fine sports journalist like Raphael Honigstein then you get a well rounded story and you still manage […]

Book Review: 250 Days

250 Days by Daniel Storey I’ve been a Premier League fan since it’s inception and for me Eric Cantona has been the best foreign player to play in England’s top flight. I think he was the catalyst that lead to better tactics and to an influx of better players. The moment he kung-fu kicked a […]

Book Review: Quiet Leadership

Quiet Leadership by Carlo Ancelotti (with Chris Brady & Mike Forde) I feel so many people could learn from this book and not just those interested in football. It’s almost a business academic book. I honestly think many retail, hospitality and business managers/students could learn from the experienced Italian boss and his teachings within these […]

Book Review: Fast Forward

Fast Forward by Andrew Cole I remember watching Andrew (He doesn’t mention the debate regarding his first name in this memoir but it’s clear that he’s an Andrew not Andy) burst onto the Premier League with Newcastle United in 1993. He became a star during the glorious early years of the Premier League, moving to […]

Book Review: Danish Dynamite

Danish Dynamite by Rob Smyth, Lars Eriksen and Luke Gibbons. Books can be a wonderful tool to take you back in time and help you learn about an era that you didn’t really know existed. As a kid born in the eighties, I became interested in football domestically in 1989. In 1990 I watched my […]

Book Review – Ronaldo! King Of The World

Ronaldo! King Of The World by Wensley Clarkson This book reminds me why I like autobiographies compared to a writer analysing a subject. If you want to know more about Ronaldo’s early years and relive his struggles from the World Cup 1998 then this could be for you. Getting into the book I became instantly […]

Book Review: Basta – My Life My Truth (Marco van Basten)

I first became interested football back in 1990 and a big part of that was down to my older brother. In those days he was a huge fan of Marco van Basten, he had a Holland strip and we would both end up getting AC Milan jerseys. I, too, was instantly drawn to Van Basten. […]

Book Review: From The Back Page To The Front Room

From The Back Page To The Front Room by Roger Domeneghetti (@WAATG) It’s funny how just an idea for a book can make you think differently. In this one, Roger Domeneghetti looks at how the media and football are now almost always intertwined and linked and how they can both dominate¬†our lives. We all remember […]

Book Review: Andrea Pirlo: I Think Therefore I Play

I Think Therefore I Play by Andrea Pirlo with Alessandro Alciato “You can’t be Pirlo any more. That was a difficult idea to acceptIn actual fact, it was deeply unjust. It brought on the start of as sore stomach as I searched in vain for that lost stimulus.” This paragraph is shows you all you […]