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CollectionsYour library (128)

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TagsMUFC (72), Football (14), Cricket (13), OSM (8), Stockport County (1) — see all tags

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About meI'll never forget how I met Pickford, and neither, for that matter, will the passengers I had in my car at the time. (The Goalmaker)

About my library"Don't let criticism hurt you, some people rejoice to see a referee writhe under it. It tickles them, and really if you are a good referee it cannot harm you." Wm Pickford

"This poetry that steps outside the book." Sean O'Brien 'Cantona'

"-Because a few men in a field wearing red
Look like many men - if there are ten you will think
There are a hundred (....)- But, best reason of all
A man in a red shirt can neither hide nor retreat."
Hugh MacDiarmid 'Why I Choose Red'

Only 8 of these books (actually I was surprised it was that many)were in the OSM top 50 sports books, for some of the following reasons :

a) too many people like books on boxing;
b) I have given away copies of Fever Pitch but never retained one, perhaps because of the 1979 final;
c) I do not think climbing is a sport;
d) "How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers won the FA Cup" is a marvellous book, but I haven't included fiction (apart from the ghosted memoirs of sportsmen of course);
e) the same goes for "Underworld", except it's nowhere near as good a book;
f) not enough of those making the selection felt that any book being about MUFC makes it essential reading.

Ho hum.

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