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Not a huge soccer fan but I really enjoyed the book The players in the 70 s were much accessible than today and it was cool to see how relaxed they were in iving Davies accounts of their personal lives I also really enjoyed the appendix it included information on the player s backgrounds and what they ve done since that 1972 season Nice one Hunter nice one sonHunter Davies book is based on the free access he was iven to players and staff at Tottenham Hotspur in the early 1970 s There are no startling revelations apart from one of the leading striker s devotion to the drink but it is a fascinating insight into how a top team prepares for ames and how it copes with the various triumphs and disasters of a league season as it turned out a season that proved to be a particularly successful one for SpursDavies would never be iven such freedom to roam these days but back in the day before agents and Sky TV your average footballer was much the same which probably explains why people are still reading The Glory Game 40 years after its publicationHere is Davies evocative description of the team after It Lost A Cup lost a cup against Chelsea They sat like shipwrecked hulks naked with their heads bowed unable to move Cyril Knowles seemed to be crying His eyes were red and swollen His arms were shaking No one could look at anyone elseThis was in the days when Division One players were on 5000 a year and some of them went home on the bus and train after a ameThere are a number of interesting pen portraits here particularly of no nonsense manager Bill Nicholson one of the most successful in the club s historyFinally how about this description of a party for one of the players to show that some things have moved on Haven t they All that was missing to have made it a really smart 1972 middle class party would have been a few reefers but footballers wouldn t touch such things Some footballers might have moved into the middle classes but there are two things they won t have at their parties drugs and homosexuals A little dry a little clinical and outdated in a variety of ways though that also adds to its charm as well otherwise i would ive it 5 stars Enjoyed it thoroughly and may well read it again at some point Fascinating look at the players and innerworkings of tottenham at the players and innerworkings of Tottenham in the late 60 s early 70s and indeed similar to Jim Bouton s reat Ball Four in form though of course hearing from a player Bouton is infinitely appealing than hearing from a reporter Davies no matter how entrenched said reporter is Also there was a surprising anti semitic presence which isn t to say that the author or any of the players come off as bigoted necessarily but i did find some of the references to racism and anti semitism interesting and shocking Still excellent book Really enjoyed it Recommended definitely For a soccerfootball fan this book is a must A season long view inside the locker room on the pitch in the heads of the then world class Tottenham Hotspur Football Club So easy to read yet it doesn t pander or water things down I keep trying these forays into non fiction only to be reminded of why I tend to stay away in the first place That said it was interesting to The Selected Poems get a look at how soccer used to be played It was funny to see the old timers in this book complaining about how pampered the players were not even close to the standards Hailed as probably the best book about soccer ever written 'The Glory Game'ives a uniue insight into the inner workings of a major.

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The Glory GameGeneration might be described as my Match of the Day teams and all had made big changes to personnel to match the new haircuts the player interviews and the fact that we now had a telly with a reasonably clear non snow storm pictureOne review on here complains that it should be about a team that was very successful and suggests Manchester United Apart from the historical facts being against this United were in a dreadful slump during this period the A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent glory in the title islory that is aspired to not necessarily enjoyed Tottenham seem to me to have been an excellent choice if the aim was to capture the essence of early seventies English football But this was fortuitous Hunter Davies was looking to the present for his readership and was as surprised as anyone when the book kept selling It is still very much worth the read if you can remember the players I think it is probably worth the read if you don tThe best things about the book are1 The writer He is present with the players and readers eually He has just the right touch He s aware and informed not just about the game but also about the culture I ve been a fan since I used to read but also about the culture I ve been a fan since I used to read columns in Punch while waiting for a My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA girlfriend to finish her shift at a dental practice I ve allowed our Hunt to tell me all about the Beatles and touide me along Hadrian s Wall The fellow can inform and entertain without either The Book of Leviathan getting in the other s way2 The exposure of the dreadful state of English social attitudes whether it be aboutender roles or sexuality or race relations This tells of a white male only world that was becoming at odds with the progressive and inclusive world that was over taking it There are numerous cringe worthy sections and several that would have been indefensible even in the dark ages of 19713 Nostalgia This works better in book form than by watching old matches 4 The remarkable appendices which list such things as the occupations of the players wivesgirlfriends before they met the values of the houses they live in hobbies many don t list any plenty name Nine Ghosts golf Mark and Lard had aood point in saying that the sole justification for olf was to keep footballers out of the pub between 9 And 5 O Clock5 The 5 o clock5 The Especially the ones of Alan Gilzean who was indeed as odd looking for a footballer surely an undertaker in his forties or a seedy bank manager as I remembered6 The almost complete lack of meaningful coaching8 The format A season makes for a ood story The opportunity to explore different aspects of the club and the characters therein You شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى get to know people and care a little about them in human terms I ve enjoyed a few books that have taken this approach and this challenges my favourite which up until now has been I Lost My Heart to the Belles by Pete Davies where Davies once again showed himself to be aeneration ahead of his timeFootball is a simple The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) game Twenty two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans always win Gary Lineker See In Search of Alan Gilzean by James Morgan which I also enjoyed albeit a few years ago Aood book to read for fans of Tottenham or English football in Riding Hard general I ve heard a lot of hype about this book and ineneral I was let down But it certainly Arabian Challenge gives aood insight into the the life of a top English football club in the 1970s and the mentality of the professionals of the ame at the time. Ttenham Hotspur Spurs and his pen spared nothing and no one This 30th anniversary edition will appeal to new and enthusiastic audienc.

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F today This is always up there as the football book to read and it was fascinating stuff It s a work of socio anthropology as much as reportage with the author ensconced the Tottenham dressing room for the 71 72 season Inadvertently a contemporary reading reveals the latent and occasionally overt room for the 71 72 season Inadvertently a contemporary reading reveals the latent and occasionally overt and racist attitudes at the times while the writing has that clipped slightly BBC tone Class is still the definitive algorhythms of the age the always slightly surprised at liking some of these working class men as well as this working class sport But I definitely recommend it no Spurs allegiance is necessary Hunter Davies book is based on the free access he was iven to players and staff at Tottenham Hotspur in the early 1970 s There are no startling revelations apart from one of the leading striker s devotion to the drink but it is a fascinating insight into how a top team prepares for Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students games and how it copes with the various triumphs and disasters of a league season as it turned out a season that proved to be a particularly successful one for SpursDavies would never beiven such freedom to roam these days but back in the day before agents and Sky TV your average footballer was much the same which probably explains why people are still reading The Glory Game 40 years after its publication Here is Davies evocative description of the team after it lost a cup match against Chelsea They sat like shipwrecked hulks naked with their heads bowed unable to move Cyril Knowles seemed to be crying His eyes were red and swollen His arms were shaking No one could look at anyone elseThis was in the days when Division One players were on 5000 a year and some of them went home on the bus and train after a ameThere are a number of interesting pen portraits here particularly of no nonsense manager Bill Nicholson one of the most successful in the club s historyFinally how about this description of a party for one of the players to show that some things have moved on Haven t they All that was missing to have made it a really smart 1972 middle class party would have been a few reefers but footballers wouldn t touch such things Some footballers might have moved into the middle classes but there are two things they won t have at their parties drugs and homosexuals I don t normally like to read nonfiction However Mr Davies account of his year spent with Spurs is fascinating and engrossing Though at times it does show its age those points only now work to juxtapose how much the ame and players have changed and how much it hasn t One of the best books on footballsoccer as well as an engrossing story I enjoyed this But then I remember this team better than I can remember the Huddersfield team I sat in the stand and cheered last season This lot were part of what I might call my second eneration of footballers The first began with being told as a 4 YEAR OLD THAT I HAD TO old that I had to Ron Springett and o in Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance goal The second centred largely around the England team that won the world cup beating West Germany in 66 and the better team thatot knocked out by a better German team in 1970 and various FA Cup finals beamed live onto our black and white telly in the late sixties Oh and the Manchester United side that won the European cup in 68 These were the only live The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems games weot to see Recorded E.E. Cummings: The Art of His Poetry games were on too late for me So the third. League soccer club Author Hunter Davies was allowed unparalleled access to the inner sanctum of a top professional soccer team the To.


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  1. says: Review The Glory Game Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Hunter Davies Hunter Davies ò 0 Review

    The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] Hunter Davies' book is based on the free access he was given to players and staff at Tottenham Hotspur in the early 1970's There are no startling revelations apart from one of the leading striker's devotion to the drink but it is a fascinati

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    The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] A good book to read for fans of Tottenham or English football in general I've heard a lot of hype about this book and in general I was let down But it certainly gives a good insight into the the life of a top English football club in the 1970s and the mentality of the professionals of the game at the time

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    Review The Glory Game Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Hunter Davies Hunter Davies ò 0 Review A little dry a little clinical and outdated in a variety of ways though that also adds to its charm as well otherwise i would give it 5 stars Enjoyed it thoroughly and may well read it again at some point Fascinating look at the players and innerworkings of Tottenham FC in the late 60's early 70s and indeed similar to Jim Bouton's great Ball Four in form though of course hearing from a player Bouton is infinitely appea

  4. says: The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Hunter Davies Hunter Davies ò 0 Review

    The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Hunter Davies This is always up there as ‘the’ football book to read and it was fascinating stuff It’s a work of socio anthropology as much as reportage with the author ensconced the Tottenham dressing room for the 71 72 season Inadvertently a contemporary reading reveals the latent and occasionally overt sexist and racist attitudes at the times while the writing has that clipped slightly BBC tone Class is still the definitive algorhythms of the

  5. says: The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf]

    The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] I enjoyed this But then I remember this team better than I can remember the Huddersfield team I sat in the stand and cheered last season This lot were part of what I might call my second generation of footballers The first began with being told as a 4 year old that I had to be Ron Springett and go in goal The second centred largely around the

  6. says: The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf]

    The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] Nice one Hunter nice one sonHunter Davies' book is based on the free access he was given to players and staff at Tottenham H

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    The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] I keep trying these forays into non fiction only to be reminded of why I tend to stay away in the first place That said it was interesting to get a look at how soccer used to be played It was funny to see the old timers i

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    Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Hunter Davies The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] I don't normally like to read nonfiction However Mr Davies' account of his year spent with Spurs is fascinating and engrossing Though at times it does show its age those points only now work to juxtapose how much the game

  9. says: The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf]

    Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Hunter Davies Hunter Davies ò 0 Review The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] Not a huge soccer fan but I really enjoyed the book The players in the 70's were much accessible than today and it was cool to see ho

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    Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Hunter Davies Hunter Davies ò 0 Review The Glory Game [E–pub/Pdf] For a soccerfootball fan this book is a must A season long view inside the locker room on the pitch in the heads of the then world class Tottenham Hotspur Football Club So easy to read yet it doesn't pander or water things down

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