Strictly Impartial Book of the Month Club

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Via Got, Not Got

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‘Tis almost the season of stocking fillers and Secret Santas, so to kick of the preparations here’s our Strictly Impartial Book of the Month Club: guaranteed no celeb player biogs here!

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As the definitive story of the genius concept/trainwreck of the North American Soccer League, Ian Plenderleith’s Rock ‘n Roll Soccer is obsessively detailed, hilarious and subtly mindblowing – a revolutionary revision of history based entirely on original research and interviews with a litany of movers, shakers and ex-players.

This is obviously one of the best football books for years, moving way beyond the standard jokey cliches of the NASL – the fat old pros in cowboy-fringed shirts, the rule-tampering, the cheerleaders – to reveal the nascent American league of the 70s and 80s as nothing less than a blueprint for our own ‘modern’ game.

That’s right: everything we sniggered about back then is now pushed into our cheery upturned…

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Good to see your books arriving!

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Via the great lads at Got, Not Got

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Retro-football fans the nation over are receiving their latest ‘Got, Not Got’ titles through the post… 

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The Football Attic ‏@FootballAttic Tweeted:

“Arrived today! The latest books from @GotNotGot featuring lots of Rich’s Cov memorabilia.”

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Facebook page: Those Were The Days AMF said: “More treasure, I love Fridays, brill.”

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To get hold of a copy of ‘Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Coventry City’ and
‘Shirt Tales and Short Stories’ from Amazon click on the covers below…

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Should there be the Best Male Football Blog?

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It’s that time of year when the best football writers are acclaimed for their work. The Football Blogging Awards does a fantastic job in highlighting and rewarding those who write, not for money or recognition but because they enjoy writing about the sport they love. As the blogging world has grown so have this year’s awards. Prizes will be handed for 11 categories including, Best New Football Blog, Best Established Football Blog, Best Young Football Blog and Best Female Football Blog. However one award which has been dropped this year is the Best Male Football Blog.

Last year some people believe the Best Female Blog category to be sexist as it implies women aren’t capable of competing for a singular award. Others thought the categories shouldn’t be divided, however the fact that there was a category for both men and women meant that both genders were positively recognised, and neither…

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Football Blogging Awards season

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It’s that time of year again to celebrate the efforts of football bloggers around the country and it’s been a busy year for me.

Yes I Can Explain The Offside Rule (YICETOR) has had a nip and tuck and looks shinier than a red carpet Oscar winner. I launched a new project in January called Football’s Fallen, which has brought some of the best bloggers and writers in the country together. To add the finishing touch to this exceptional year I’ve been given any supporter’s dream job of writing a weekly fan’s column about Sheffield Wednesday for the Sheffield Star.

This is a year to celebrate and both my blogs are eligible to be shortlisted for awards. Blogger of the Year for the Football Supporters Federation, The Football Blogging Award’s Best New Blog for Football’s Fallen and third time lucky as Best Female at the FBA’s.

I’m not going to…

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