Friday, June 13, 2003

*** Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch. Another one as yet unread, but describes Hornby's obsession with Arsenal I believe (and then promptly disbelieve). Again, highly rated with an idiotic Roddy Doyle blurb describing it as "funny, wise and true."

*** Joe McGinniss' The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro is also apparently worthwhile, though the team was not amused when McGinniss wrote about their less memorable private habits. Evidently several players were scoundrels, which surely explains why they could handle a ball.

*** And finally Hunter Davies' The Glory Game, published in 1972 and now considered a classic. It's subject: Tottenham Hotspur FC, which I only really bothered to follow when Argentina's Oswaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa played for the team.

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