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by info 7th October 2014

beyond the silly headline/twitter stuff, am interested to see how Roddy Doyle has gone about writing this book 

irishpob3
by irishpob3 7th October 2014

The Roddy Doyle aspect is the only interesting thing about it but I still wouldn't bother.

 

Anything else can be read in about 2 minutes online.

 

ROY KEANE IN CHIP ON SHOULDER SHOCKER!!!

eoin_callanan
by eoin_callanan 7th October 2014

beyond the silly headline/twitter stuff, am interested to see how Roddy Doyle has gone about writing this book 

Some form of word processor or typewriter I imagine. 

conor
by conor 7th October 2014

It's a strange combination him and keano alright. Not sure I'm arsed chasing a copy of it. I'm a massive keano fan but even still, reading some of the stuff covered in the tabloids is a bit tiring

info
by info 7th October 2014

beyond the silly headline/twitter stuff, am interested to see how Roddy Doyle has gone about writing this book 

Some form of word processor or typewriter I imagine. 

That's a bit of a let down . Had hoped maybe some mountains & stone engraving might have been involved 

scoyler
by scoyler 7th October 2014

some funny stuff surely - ipswich when no one showed up for the public training session, robbie savages answer phone message, dancing queen at sunderland,..:))

 

info
by info 8th October 2014

i'd say Robbie probably 'savataged' a few transfers by answering the phone too

patrickdobrien
by patrickdobrien 9th October 2014

Is anyone gonna write a good football book anytime soon? Some funny stories in Keane's for sure, but that's all they are - dressing room tales. Paul KImmage's Tony Cascarino book is the benchmark for me, or Fever Pitch. Most others pale in comparison.

In fairness I've totally judged Roddy's book by it's cover - maybe it's full of great prose. But the leaked bits don't give that impression. This bit about writing a book and simply talking about how hard you tackled, who won what game and how it felt etc is Boring as fuck. 99% of modern football books follow that structure. It's lowest common denominator stuff which, to be fair, is probably the target market. But it ain't for me.

kenny.hanlon
by kenny.hanlon 9th October 2014

Don't forget Paul McGrath's lollercoaster of a book.

The excerpts are funny enough but it's just Keane being standard LOOK AT HOW MUCH OF A FUCKING HARD MAN I AM. FUCKING ABBA. POOFTERS MUSIC. YEAAAHHH. 

wevs.

info
by info 9th October 2014

Pirlo's book this year is apparently great. on me bucket list.

 

Paddy have you read 'The Nowhere Men' ? highly recommended. 

patrickdobrien
by patrickdobrien 9th October 2014

What was going on in McGrath's? Is it great or terrible? If it's the latter then fuck me, that's a pretty impressive achievement. What a story could have been told from that lad's life. Tony Adams' book was the same - badly written. You've two footballers right there that have a totally different story to tell than almost every other player. How dya fuck that up?!

 

Trev - no I haven't but will mark it down. Any others?

irishpob3
by irishpob3 9th October 2014

I thought McGrath's book was a load of shite. People were raving about it but it seemed like he was trying to hard to make out how tough everything was for him. I liked the Tony Adams one but it's a long time since I read it so my judgement could be clouded. By and large, football books are a load of bollox though. My mrs bought me Carragher's for a euro in a charity shop - I flicked though it for five minutes and fucked it in the bin.

 

I thought the David Peace bio of Shankly was brilliant but opinion on it is totally divided. It's a really unique style of writing based on repititon and that put loads of people off, but it really got into his obsessive mind. Worth a go - you'll either put it down after 20 minutes or plow through the whole thing in a few days.

gerregan
by gerregan 9th October 2014

I thought McGrath's book was a load of shite. People were raving about it but it seemed like he was trying to hard to make out how tough everything was for him. I liked the Tony Adams one but it's a long time since I read it so my judgement could be clouded. By and large, football books are a load of bollox though.

In fairness to McGrath, it's pretty obvious that it was written when he was still in the middle of his issues (which isn't a surprise considering he has some very public falls off the wagon every so often).

gerregan
by gerregan 9th October 2014

Judging by some of the excerts, 'Arry's book is exactly what you'd expect from a charlatan such as him. The cunt.

kenny.hanlon
by kenny.hanlon 9th October 2014

I didn't think McGrath's was totally shite. It was just so relentlessly bleak that I found it incredibly hard going and I'm not someone who has an aversion to that sort of story but it totally wore me down to the point that I don't think I finished it. I didn't find it try-hard and would agree with Fernando, he wasn't writing it from the perspective of a man of sound mind.

patrickdobrien
by patrickdobrien 9th October 2014

I'm glad people like Harry Redknapp write books, no matter how shite they are, as it enables the whole world to see what utter pricks they are. Sure his first book was riddled with hilarious inaccuracies.

 

However, didn't he release a book last year, and now another one...what's going on there?

gerregan
by gerregan 9th October 2014

Sandra needs a new wardrobe.

irishpob3
by irishpob3 9th October 2014

The dog must be minted at this stage.

info
by info 10th October 2014

The dog must be minted at this stage.

keano's or 'arry's?

irishpob3
by irishpob3 10th October 2014

Keane's is in the big kennel in the sky - another fact I learned without reading the book.

 

Harry's is with the bank manager.

Stefano1981
by Stefano1981 10th October 2014

Roy Keane seems to view life as one big point scoring exercise, it must be absolutely exhausting to keep track of all these people who he perceives have wronged him and to make sure manges to eventually get revenge on them.

patrickdobrien
by patrickdobrien 10th October 2014

Didn't he admit himself in the first book that he'd forget half the time who he was pissed off with, or supposed to be pissed off with.

info
by info 11th October 2014

What was going on in McGrath's? Is it great or terrible? If it's the latter then fuck me, that's a pretty impressive achievement. What a story could have been told from that lad's life. Tony Adams' book was the same - badly written. You've two footballers right there that have a totally different story to tell than almost every other player. How dya fuck that up?!

 

Trev - no I haven't but will mark it down. Any others?

finally got my ipad sorted last night, so i downloaded the pirlo, ibrahimovics and djokotiv books. The pirlo book im 40-50% through, its mega. 

conor
by conor 11th October 2014

What was going on in McGrath's? Is it great or terrible? If it's the latter then fuck me, that's a pretty impressive achievement. What a story could have been told from that lad's life. Tony Adams' book was the same - badly written. You've two footballers right there that have a totally different story to tell than almost every other player. How dya fuck that up?!

 

Trev - no I haven't but will mark it down. Any others?

finally got my ipad sorted last night, so i downloaded the pirlo, ibrahimovics and djokotiv books. The pirlo book im 40-50% through, its mega. 

Have to get the Pirlo one. Loved the ibrahimovic one

ciaranlohan
by ciaranlohan 11th October 2014

best football book i've read is Eamon Dunphy's "Only A Game?".

it's his diaries from when he was playing for Milwall in the 70s, and decribe brilliantly the mundane and un-glamorous side of the game, and the disappointments that most journeyman players must go through.

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