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autobiographies - Rugby & others

Post by armalig » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:36 am

Cant find any related post ref this so thought might be interesting to hear folks views on anything they may have read (lockdown boredom or otherwise) and discuss snippets of which there are many to help the sales ....

Got x2 at Christmas for O`Driscoll & that great flanker Haskell :roll: and have Rory awaiting also :fleg: ...

Normally not a reader (except back 4 pages of local) but had finished 2 of Ant middletons which were decent...

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Post by justinr73 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:24 pm

The thread I started is on page 2 but you’re forgiven!

Mostly read cricket books during lockdown, especially those by or linked to Peter Roebuck which were fascinating in the light of what happened to him.

Football-wise, North End Souls and North End Souls 2 are very good, albeit relatively niche.

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Post by solidarity » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:23 pm

Best I've read is Brian Moore's 'Beware of the Dog'.
Worst I've read is Brian O'Driscoll's 'A Year in the Centre'.

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Post by justinr73 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:13 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:24 pm
The thread I started is on page 2 but you’re forgiven!

Mostly read cricket books during lockdown, especially those by or linked to Peter Roebuck which were fascinating in the light of what happened to him.

Football-wise, North End Souls and North End Souls 2 are very good, albeit relatively niche.
I didn’t start the previous thread after all! Apologies Marco.

Robin Smith’s book is excellent for the cricket fans and alcoholics amongst you.

The book by Ferris is rubbish.

The ones by all the usual suspects at Munster are pretty decent.

Adam Jones did a reasonable one too.

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Post by Tighthead Prod » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:07 am

Moss Keane's autobiography is a great read, both for the rugby and also as a piece of social history of growing up in rural Kerry.
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