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I usually attempt to speed-read books for review so I can read and review over no more than a couple of days. I found that impossible as I got into Theo Foley’s autobiography. From very early on I found myself hearing the words leaping off the page in Theo’s unmistakeable lilt, so good a job […]

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It’s a review of a book that I’d like to write, to keep myself busy on this Friday night. How better to do so than writing in rhyme, for that’s how the author has done it this time. Dave Seager’s the writer, it is his third book, and in my opinion it’s well worth a […]

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When Mark Andrews, Andy Kelly, and Tim Stillman announced this book I have to confess I couldn’t wait to read it. I have been familiar with Mark and Andy’s forensic analysis of the early days of the club and once more they highlight that fake news is not such a modern phenomenon. What renders their […]

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I have to come clean at the start and say I am in a very small way a part of this book having been asked by Dan to answer a question for his final chapter. That in itself obviously makes this an excellent purchase! I will try to be as objective as possible in what […]

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You may recall the first two books by the same author, I Am Sam and ITV7, which were reviewed here on release. Researching for the final part of the trilogy unearthed so much material about the Arsenal, particularly in the era in which I was supporting the Gunners home and away every week that the […]

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Author Dave Seager with contributors Alex Brooker, Jim Campbell, and Tom Rosenthal at the launch It was an early start to the journey to the match on Saturday given that Dave Seager was launching his latest book in the Tollington at 11 am. In it Dave shares the experiences of fifteen of the funniest Arsenal […]

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The smoke has cleared after the conclusion of Euro2106 and at last it feels as though the football season is officially over, even though the non-tournament players at most clubs now have reported back for training for 2016/17. Let’s allow ourselves a little time to relax and recharge the batteries, and what better way for […]

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Back in February I reviewed the first of a planned trilogy by James Durose-Rayner. I Am Sam appealed initially due to my fondness for Jon Sammels, whose story was interwoven into the tales that surrounds one Lee Janes, or Mr Arsenal as he was otherwise known. Take that fictional sports media mogul, chuck a variety of made […]

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As a young boy I wrote to one of my favourite players of the time asking for some tips and didn’t in all honesty expect a reply. I certainly didn’t expect four pages of Basildon Bond to come through the letter box shortly afterwards. Handwritten tips and advice from a stylish midfielder with an explosive […]

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On the day that Thierry Henry retires from football I have the good fortune to get a look at the latest biography of the man that was so influential in his career to hit the shelves. I say late, but Arsene Wenger, The Unauthorised Biography Of Le Professeur, is in fact an updated reissue of […]

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