Category Archives: Sport

The Joy of Completists

I love completists. They come to look at the book shelves with notebooks or printouts and know exactly what they are looking for. And they come regularly and are jubilant when they are successful. I’m eager to help; I’ll scour … Continue reading

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Manchester United – The Betrayal of a Legend – by Michael Crick and David Smith

There is something shamefully pleasant associated with the memory of Manchester United’s troubles in the 1970s and 80s. Both Michael Crick and David Smith are dyed-in-the-wool Man-U supporters and the quality of their brief period of anguish will be instantly … Continue reading

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Golden Days Awheel by Albert Winstanley

Albert Winstanley, a local man from Lancashire, died earlier this year and the best I can do is to quote from his obituary by Tim Dawson, which was published in The Guardian on 23rd April 2012. Albert Winstanley, who has … Continue reading

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Seasiders – The first 100 years by H.Ellis Tomlinson

Here is an enthusiast writing about the love of his life, Blackpool Football Club. Mr Tomlinson wrote this book with the benefit of an amazing factual and visual memory of the club over his 59 years as a supporter; his … Continue reading

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Oxfam Books and lower league football

As someone with a fondness for Huddersfield Town FC, I tend to beĀ prejudicedĀ in favour of writers who support lower league teams. On 28th of this month I wrote about Ethel Mannin, author of Common-Sense and the Adolescent, and omitted to … Continue reading

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