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Trevor

Trevor Camblesforth, United Kingdom Member Since 2009

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  • "Hidden Gem"

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    I really did not expect much from this book, and even now don't know why I bought it. I seem to think it was the "other curious phenomena" that sold it too me.

    I had it in the wishlist for ages, and decided to take the plunge.

    After Chapter 1 I was gripped. I'm not joking, this is the best football book by a country mile. If you are into football you need to read this. Its excellent !!

    Yes the first chapter is about England, but after that it is fascinating. A complete analysis from a statistical point of view about all sorts of stuff, from penalty taking to numbers of black players in clubs, how salary dictates sucesss etc.

    There is an absolutely fascinating piece about the Chelsea v Man Utd European Champions final shoot out. I can't stand either club, and wish they were knocked out well before the final, but I tell you the story presented is amazing and true. You can watch it on You Tube.

    For me the title of the book was wrong as is the cover. (don't get into the judge a book by the cover thing), it looks like a very tame book on England's woes. In reality, its the best Foootball book out there. It has now been renamed Soccernomics so I'm told, which does fall nicely into the Freakonomics series.

    Its a great book - I recommend it to all football fans.

    Its not just England, but goes into tables of the lower leagues as well.

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    Why England Lose: And Other Curious Football Phenomena Explained

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    • By Simon Kuper, Stefan Szymanski
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
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    Why do England lose? Why does Scotland suck? Why doesn't America play the sport internationally... and why do the Germans play with such an efficient but robotic style?

    Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game works, "Why England Lose" reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about soccer.

    Gary Black says: "Not just why England (will) lose!"
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Sir Alex Ferguson: football legend

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  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Alex Ferguson Narrated by Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson

    Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

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    • By Alex Ferguson
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    The celebratory, revealing, inspiring and entertaining autobiography of the greatest manager in the history of British football. Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. Over the last quarter of a century there have been seismic changes at Manchester United.

    Ehsan says: "Disappointing"
  • The Climb: The Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Froome Narrated by Patrick Doherty

    The Climb: The Autobiography

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    • By Chris Froome
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the Tour de France. The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France.

    O' says: "Tour Fever! An incredibly interesting story."
  • Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Tyson Narrated by Joshua Henry

    Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography

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    • By Mike Tyson
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    Love him or loathe him, 'Iron' Mike Tyson is an icon and one of the most fascinating sporting figures of our time. In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Tyson lays bare his demons and tells his story: from poverty to stardom to hell and back again. In his first autobiography, 'Iron' Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career.

    Chris says: "An extremely open account of a rollercoaster life!"
  • Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong (






UNABRIDGED) by Juliet Macur Narrated by Carrington Macduffie

    Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

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    A fly-on-the-wall account of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal - the greatest drama in modern sporting history by the New York Times cycling correspondent. As Lance Armstrong's precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur takes the reader behind the scenes to bring you the astonishing twists and turns of an outrage that has rocked the world of cycling.

    KW says: "As you'd expect"
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  • The Obree Way: A Training Manual for Cyclists (






UNABRIDGED) by Graeme Obree Narrated by David Monteath

    The Obree Way: A Training Manual for Cyclists

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    • By Graeme Obree
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    With a bike, a turbo trainer, and the right advice, you can beat anyone. No one but Graeme Obree has the clarity of vision to get to the heart of the "problem" of how to improve as a racing cyclist. His innovative approach took him to the top of world cycling, twice breaking the world hour record - a story picked up in his Hollywood biopic The Flying Scotsman. It can draw the same outstanding athletic performance from you.

  • Bend It Like Bullard (






UNABRIDGED) by Jimmy Bullard Narrated by David John

    Bend It Like Bullard

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    Jimmy Bullard may not have had the perfect hair-do, his Granada Ghia may not have been the flashiest of cars, and he definitely didn't have a string of Page 3 girls trying to sell kiss and tell stories about him to the tabloids. But what he has in spades is a genuine love for The Beautiful Game that few of his peers can match. One of the last graduates from football's old school, Jimmy actually worked in the real world - including as a painter and decorator - before turning pro. Maybe that's why he played football with a smile on his face, always says what's on his mind, and is no stranger to a spot of mischief.

    John says: "Should be Bonkers Bullard!"
  • My Time (






UNABRIDGED) by Bradley Wiggins Narrated by Tom Watt

    My Time

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    On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France. In an instant, 'Wiggo' became a national hero. Ten days later, having swapped his yellow jersey for the colours of Team GB, he won Olympic gold in the time trial, adding to his previous six medals to become the nation's most decorated Olympian of all time. Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people's champion.

    Oliver says: "Better Than I Expected"
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    Immortal

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    George Best is considered the greatest footballer of our time. No other imposed himself so completely on to the romantic imagination. No other was so emblematic of the era during which he flourished. And no other will ever be as memorable as George Best. On the field Best's skills were sublime and almost other-worldly. Off it, he had a magnetic appeal. He was treated like a pop icon and a pin-up; a fashion-model and a sex-symbol. Every man envied him and every woman adored him.

    kmcca5 says: "Would recommend to any football fan."
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  • Michael Jordan: The Life (






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    Michael Jordan: The Life

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    When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.

  • The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager (






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    The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager

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    • By Neil Warnock
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    For the very first time, and straight from the horse's mouth, a top manager's intriguing insights into the daily trials and tribulations, the joyous peaks and soul-destroying troughs of life as a football 'gaffer'. Ever wondered how a transfer deal is done? What a manager says during his pre-match team-talk? What he screams from the technical area? What goes on in training sessions, and on those long away trips? How a manager carefully builds a team, and what he does when the planning is disrupted by injuries?

    Stuart says: "Very Insightful"
  • The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs (






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    On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner at a restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his best-selling book Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force. But this time, Tyler had something else on his mind. He finally wanted to come clean, about everything: the doping, the lying, his years as Lance Armstrong's teammate on U.S. Postal,, and his decade spent running from the truth. "I'm sorry," he told Coyle. "It just feels so good to be able to talk about this. I've been quiet for so many years."

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    "From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it..." Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League.

    abdulaziz says: "Fantasticly written & narrated"
  • Baseball When the Grass Was Real: Baseball from the Twenties to the Forties Told by the Men Who Played It (






UNABRIDGED) by Donald Honig Narrated by Stephen McLaughlin

    Baseball When the Grass Was Real: Baseball from the Twenties to the Forties Told by the Men Who Played It

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    Donald Honig crossed the country to meet and interview former big-league ball players. They shared their memories with him and the result is a book packed with nostalgia, statistics, action, revelations - an extraordinary oral history of baseball in the halcyon days beween the two world wars. Babe Ruth, Lefty Grove, Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Dizzy Dean, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, and many others are brought to life through the recollections of Wes Ferrell, Charlie Gehringer, Elbie Fletcher, Bucky Waters, Billy Herman, and more.

  • The Man in the Dugout: 15 Big League Managers Speak Their Minds (






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    The Man in the Dugout: 15 Big League Managers Speak Their Minds

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    • By Donald Honig
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    The 15 major-league managers interviewed in The Man in the Dugout represent six decades of baseball - men like Joe McCarthy of the New York Yankees and Walter Alston of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Each oral history, steeped in nostalgia and confidentiality, is a record of the triumphs and defeats of the man carrying the prime responsibility of a multimillion-dollar franchise. Here the manager is revealed as a strategist, tactician, peacemaker, politician, ego-soother, and builder of self-confidence.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Handball Nutrition will teach you how to increase your RMR (resting metabolic rate) to accelerate your metabolism and help you change your body for good. Learn how to get in top shape and reach your ideal weight through smart nutrition, so that you can perform at your very best. Eating complex carbohydrates, protein, and natural fats in the right amount and percentages, as well as increasing your RMR will make you faster, more agile, and more resistant.

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    Born to Run Barefoot?: Sorting Through the Myths and Facts of Barefoot Running

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    Two million years ago, Africa: A skinny, long-limbed creature who walks on two legs, can't sprint, and has no weapons turns away from his under-nourished friends, and runs down a much stronger antelope. Dinner. Over succeeding generations, this creature evolves into one of the best distance runners on the planet: the human being. Yet in the age of modernity, we find ourselves unable to run without more than half of us suffering injury. This book looks at the injury epidemic in running and what the barefoot running movement believes are the causes of injury.

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    It's been said that Eli Manning is one of the most overanalyzed, discussed, dissected, and criticized quarterbacks New York has ever had. But, in order to truly understand Eli Manning, you must first understand where he came from. Eli Manning: An Unauthorized Biography explores Manning's upbringing, his high school and college football careers, and details his breakthrough into the NFL - all the way through his second Super Bowl win against the New England Patriots.

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    Peyton Manning: An Unauthorized Biography

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    Peyton Manning's exceptional talents have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Manning so much. From family to football to the future, all you need to know about Peyton Manning is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Peyton Manning's life. This audiobook also includes all of Peyton Manning' college and NFL statistics.

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