Some stuff from Keano's new book,
I rang Mark Hughes. Robbie [Savage] wasn’t in the Blackburn team and I asked Mark if we could try to arrange a deal. Sparky said: ‘Yeah, yeah, he’s lost his way here but he could still do a job for you.’
Robbie’s legs were going a bit but I thought he might come up to us [at Sunderland], with his long hair, and give us a lift – the way Yorkie [Dwight Yorke] had, a big personality in the dressing room.
Sparky gave me permission to give him a call. So I got Robbie’s mobile number and rang him. It went to his voicemail: ‘Hi, it’s Robbie – whazzup!’ like the Budweiser ad.
I never called him back. I thought: ‘I can’t be fucking signing that.’
“Our first session [at Ipswich]was open to the fans. But nobody came. My first day – you’d have thought a couple of school kids would have been dragged in by a dad or grandad. The warmth wasn’t there. Then there was the blue training kit. I don’t like fuckin’ blue. City were blue. Rangers were blue. My biggest rivals were blue. Is that childish? I couldn’t feel it – the chemistry. Me and the club. I get annoyed now, thinking that I should have been able to accept it: I was there to do a job.”
“It might seem strange but you find out about characters when you look to see who’s in charge of the music. A young lad might want to put on the latest sound; an older player might say: ‘I’m the senior player’ and put himself in charge. But I noticed none of the players [at Sunderland] were in charge of the music and this was a concern for me. A member of staff was in charge. I was looking at him thinking: ‘I hope someone nails him here.’ The last song before the players went on to the pitch was ‘Dancing Queen’ by Abba. What really worried me was that none of the players – not one – said: ‘Get that shit off.’ They were going out to play a match, men versus men, testosterone levels were high. You’ve got to hit people at pace. Fuckin’ ‘Dancing Queen.’ It worried me. I didn’t have as many leaders as I thought.”
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Any chance of re-upping this mate? Cheers
Originally Posted by BeezerCeltic1967
Originally Posted by moravcik
Always Managing - Harry Redknapp
An Epic Swindle: 44 Months with a Pair of Cowboys - Brian Reade
BALLS! The Best European Football Nations - Chris Whitfield
Banksy - Gordon Banks
Beyond Winning - S.S. Hanna
Blue Moon: Down Among the Dead Men - Mark Hodkinson
Brian and Peter: A Right Pair - Maurice Edwards
Budgie - John Burridge
By George - David Stanfield
Calcio: A History of Italian Football - John Foot
Cantona - Phillipe Auclair
Cantona: The Rebel Who Would Be King - Philippe Auclaira
Carlo Ancelotti: The Beautiful Game of an Ordinary Genius - Aleesandro Alciato
Carra - Jamie Carragher
Classic Football Debates Settled Once and For All - Danny Baker & Danny Kelly
Clough - Brian Clough
Clough and Revie - Roger Hermiston
Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby
Football Brands - Sue Bridgewater
Football Manager Stole My Life - Iain Macintosh & Kenneth Millar & Neil White
Football: Bloody Hell! (Alex Ferguson biography) - Patrick Barclay
Football: It's a Minging Life - Rick Holden
Fuckin' Hell It's Paul Cannell - Paul Cannell
Goodfella - Craig Bellamy
Gullhanger - Mike Ward
Hammered - Mark Ward
Handbook of Soccer Match Analysis - Christopher Carling & Mark Williams & Thomas Reilly
Harry Redknapp The Biography
History of the World Cup - Clemente Angelo Lisi
How Not to be a Professional Footballer - Paul Merson
How NOT to be a Football Millionaire - Keith Gillespie
How Soccer Explains the World - Foer Franklin
How Soccer Explains the World - Franklin Foer
I Am the Secret Footballer - The Secret Footballer
I Am Zlatan - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics - Jonathan Wilson
Jumpers for Goalposts: How Football Sold its Soul - Rob Smyth & Georgina Turner
Kick and Run: Menoir with Soccer Ball - Jonathan Wilson
King - Ledley King
La Roja: How Soccer Conquered Spain and How Spanish Soccer Conquered the World - Jimmy Burns
Learning Soccer Coaching Guide - Jimmy K. Finn
Manchester Brace Yourself: Rangers are Coming - Brent MacFarlane
Manchester's Finest - David Hall
Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football - Wayne L. Winston
Motty: Forty Years in the Commentary Box - John Motson
My Autobiography - Alex Ferguson
National Pastime: How Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer - Stefan Szymanski & Andrew S. Zimablist
Outcasts United - Warren St. John
Paradise and Beyond - Chris Sutton
Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning - Guillem Balague
Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years With Brian Clough - Duncan Hamilton
Rangers and the Famous ICF - Sandy Chugg
Red - Gary Neville
Red of Dead - David Peace
Seeing Red - Graham Poll
So Paddy Got Up - Andrew Mangan
Soccer Anatomy - Donald T. Kirkendall
Soccer Brain: The 4C Coaching Manual for Developing World Class Player Mindsets and a Winning Football Team - Dan Abrahams
Soccer in a Football World - David Wangerin
Socernomics - Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski (an alternate edition of "Why England Lose")
Spain: The Inside Story of La Roja's Historic Treble - Graham Hunter.
Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers - Benjamin C. Alamar
Star-Spangled Soccer - Gary Hopkins
Steak... Diana Ross - David McVay
Stillness and Speed - Dennis Bergkamp
Taking le Tiss - Matt le Tissier
Tales From the Secret Footballer - The Secret Footballer
The Autobiography - Mike Summerbee
The Bald Facts: The David Armstrong Biography - Pat Symes
The Damned Utd - David Peace
The Economics of Football - Stephend Dobson & John Goddard
The Final - Stpehen Foster
The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime - Declan Hill
The Gaffer - Neil Warnock
The Gallant Pioneers: Rangers Mk1 1872 - Gary Ralston
The Official Arsenal Opus - Various
The Toon: A Complete History of Newcastle United - Roger Hutchinson
The Football Men - Simon Kuper
This is the One - Alex Ferguson
Totally Frank - Frank Lampard
Trautmann - Alan Rowlands
Waggy's Tales - Dave Wagstaffe
Where's Your Caravan? - Chris Hargreaves
Why England Lose - Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski
I have just finished reading The Plantagenets: The kings who made England. Fantastic read if you like your history. Starts from William the Conqueror and goes right up to the fall of Richard II and the start of the Wars of the Roses.
I have just started reading Magna Carta which tells you about the great historic charter of King John and Henry III.
Can any of you guys help me find some of [or all of] these please?
Kelly – A Biography of Sean Kelly
Flying Scotsman - Graeme Obree
The Death Of Marco Pantani - Matt Rendell
The Hour - Michael Hutchinson
Bernard Hinault and the Fall and Rise of French Cycling - William Fotheringham
Hinault - Philipe Brunel
The Grand Tour Cookbook - Hannah Grant
HERE WE GO 10 IN A ROW
Don't do e-books sorry mate
This thread is awesome. Thanks to all of you. Most of what I have has been posted maybe I can post something interesting.
How can we share and download these but not Movies or Music?
Only just discovered this forum, and this thread. Amazing idea but so gutted none of the links work. Will they ever return?
Ask and you shall receive.
Originally Posted by Yellowboy
Any of the cycling ones, really. Seem to have read most of the footy ones, or at least the ones I'd like. Some great books in the list.
Originally Posted by Jesus
If anyone has the KP autobiography & is willing to provide an updated download link, it would be much appreciated.
Anyone have Iniesta's book? Or where do you lads usually go to find them?
Beezer, or anyone else, still have this book?
Originally Posted by BeezerCeltic1967
I've read it once and loved it. Cannot find it anywhere
Has anyone got (and wouldn't mind uploading)?
Mourinho - Up Close and Personal
Guardiola - The Evolution