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Football books sell. It is why we have such a choice of Arsenal titles in recent months. Books about your favourite clubs, players even, have a magnetic attraction. More people, it seems, write about the Arsenal than any other club and so there should be no surprise at the number of books about the Gunners […]

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Think you have read everything about Thierry Henry? Think again. The release of Philippe Auclair’s biography provides 336 pages that build slowly into a tome that grips, defies you to put it down. It is not your typical life story sprinkled with stardust. This is a ‘warts and all’ journey through the life of one […]

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So how many of you remember when I posted about my best ever Arsenal side? Now come on, admit it, you have all done it, probably more than once over the years. It’s a great way of recalling happy memories. Take that a stage further, and have a best Gunners X1 selected by a panel […]

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A little nostalgia helps to take my mind off what might otherwise drive me over the edge. The longstanding regulars may recall me confessing to following non-league football a good few years back when reviewing a book called The Bromley Boys. The author of that book, Dave Roberts got in touch recently with a copy […]

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If ever there was a book with the potential to match Tony Adams’ Addicted for highlighting the perils that can lie in wait for young and old professionals alike, then this was it. Peter Storey, controversial in his playing days for the destructive side of his game, was to court further infamy when he retired […]

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One of the things that a number of people of my vintage share is the fact that back in the sixties and seventies, when we were too young to follow the Arsenal (or, God forbid, anybody else!) to the far-flung corners of England there was usually a decent non-league side to follow. The Isthmian League […]

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‘Not another book?’ The management thinks I have too many already. ‘Why do you need another book about Arsenal history? You’ve got a bookcase full already. You write about their history!’ She has a point. A book that looks back at Arsenal’s rich and colourful, but well-documented past needs to be different to hold my […]

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Book Review – We All Live In A Perry Groves World

John Blake Publishing RRP £17.99 At a time when we are being inundated with ‘life stories’ from footballers who have barely made it out of their teens it is a relief to see Perry Groves story hit the shelves. Born in Bow in 1965, Perry signed for Arsenal from Colchester in 1986, and served the […]

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