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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2019, 08:44:07 am »
Red or Dead by David Peace is incredible. Its a book about Shankly. One of the best books I have read and don't normally like football books.

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« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2019, 03:51:16 pm »
Getting Mentality Monsters and Klopp:Bring the Noise for my birthday next week - looking forward to them!
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #42 on: December 6, 2019, 01:09:55 am »
Any good new LFC related books recommended that I could put on my Christmas list?
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« Reply #43 on: December 6, 2019, 08:30:20 am »
Any good new LFC related books recommended that I could put on my Christmas list?

A good read I thought was Secret Diary of a Liverpool Scout about Geoff Twentyman:

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Diary-Liverpool-Scout-Hughes/dp/190680270X

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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #44 on: December 6, 2019, 10:30:33 am »
Any good new LFC related books recommended that I could put on my Christmas list?
I found a copy of Uncle Bob's autobiography on eBay. A Quiet genius. really enjoyed it.

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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #45 on: December 6, 2019, 04:59:49 pm »
A good read I thought was Secret Diary of a Liverpool Scout about Geoff Twentyman:

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Diary-Liverpool-Scout-Hughes/dp/190680270X
I found a copy of Uncle Bob's autobiography on eBay. A Quiet genius. really enjoyed it.

Thanks for the suggestions, both books I already have though!

I enjoyed the Geoff Twentyman one, interesting to know the players he was involved in bringing to Liverpool.

I wasn’t a big fan of the Paisley book, from memory I think I found the author to be a bit disrespectful at times. I know he was probably trying to be subjective but thought he strayed too far the other way. Also not sure it was factually correct in places which always annoys me. It’s a while since I read it mind so I maybe being overly harsh and looking at it with red-tinted glasses,  just remember not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #46 on: December 6, 2019, 05:05:56 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions, both books I already have though!

I enjoyed the Geoff Twentyman one, interesting to know the players he was involved in bringing to Liverpool.

I wasn’t a big fan of the Paisley book, from memory I think I found the author to be a bit disrespectful at times. I know he was probably trying to be subjective but thought he strayed too far the other way. Also not sure it was factually correct in places which always annoys me. It’s a while since I read it mind so I maybe being overly harsh and looking at it with red-tinted glasses,  just remember not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.

Bring the Noise: The Jurgen Klopp Story is quite good...
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #47 on: December 6, 2019, 06:44:35 pm »
Bring the Noise: The Jurgen Klopp Story is quite good...

I’ve requested that. Hope my mum realises I mean the updated version with the Champions League win featured!

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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2019, 11:38:24 am »
So fellahs, what is th ebest book at the moment on Liverpool FC? I am looking for something to read over the holiday season.

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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2019, 12:44:00 pm »
I’ve requested that. Hope my mum realises I mean the updated version with the Champions League win featured!

Didn't know such a version existed...

So long as it's not only three or so pages longer, I'll get the updated version as well.

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« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2019, 12:26:19 pm »
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So I'm clearing out the old family home and there are some old Liverpool annuals and books (Circa 1990). We're going to be getting rid of them, but first I wanted to offer them to anyone who is into collecting stuff like that. I imagine there are some who collect vintage stuff like this and would rather see them in someone's collection than thrown away.

The books are included in the attached pic.

If anyone wants them private message me your address and I'll get them off to you as soon as possible. Would prefer to do them as a bundle and not multiple packages. Not looking for any money for them. Just trying to find them a good home.


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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2020, 08:32:08 am »
Shanks, Yanks and Jürgen: The Men Behind Liverpool's Rise Again by Bob Holmes - out in August 2020.

What would the late, great Bill Shankly have made of the current Liverpool side? There's a great deal he would have hated about the modern game, but there's a lot about today's Liverpool he would have liked. With Jürgen Klopp instilling a team ethic and re-engaging the fans, the Reds have restored something of 'Shanks's Holy Trinity' - that union between players, manager and supporters - at least as much as a 21st-century conglomerate will allow. Although he grew up as a socialist during the Great Depression, Shanks was never shy to spend big and used methods ahead of his time. Shanks, Yanks and Jürgen shows how the values he acquired from his pit-village background formed key elements of the Liverpool way. When wounded by tragedies and tricked by con men, the club briefly lost direction. Recovery was started by Liverpool's astute new owners and completed by an inspirational manager, but also by returning to aspects of Shankly's template - albeit in a modern context. Bob Holmes explains how Shanks's philosophies still resonate today.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shanks-Yanks-J%C3%BCrgen-Behind-Liverpools/dp/1785316664/ref=zg_bsnr_279402_6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=SEYSG6H0B1CMC0CEMD1A

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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2020, 03:51:44 pm »
Hope the TAW team brings out a book on this season like last year's.
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #53 on: August 17, 2020, 10:00:58 pm »
I’ve just seen a new book is being released called “19” about our title winning teams. Might be one for Christmas lists.

To celebrate Liverpool Football Club's 2019/2020 triumph, the club is releasing '19' which recounts in detail the full story of each top flight title success, a journey which started 120 years ago, back in September 1900. Packed with anecdotes, facts and statistics, this thoroughly researched, impressive offering, includes the thoughts and opinions of the players, managers, protagonists and fans, who were involved in delivering the 'Holy Grail' of English football to the Anfield trophy cabinet. Referred to as the club's 'bread and butter' by the great Bill Shankly, number 19 is still fresh in the memory of Liverpool supporters, but how does the recent record breaking season compare to the other 18 occasions, the Reds were crowned champions of England? Written by Carl Clemente along with paramount contributions from historian Arnie Baldursson from the highly-respected LFChistory.net, this forthcoming publication will be cherished by Liverpool fans wanting to revel in their club's rich history
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2020, 04:23:01 pm »
I have just taken a look on Amazon and there is already a list of upcoming books celebrating the title win. So thought I'd list them and people can decide which one interests them the best, if any!  ;D

Champions At Last!: How Liverpool Finally Won The Premier League in Football’s Longest Season by Harry Harris. Available now
Liverpool: First English Team Win Ucl , Super And Club World Club In The Same Year No Author published August 2020
Champions Under Lockdown by Jeff Goulding Published August 2020
Perched by Paul Tomkins Published August 2020
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly by Ben Green. Published August 2020
King Klopp Rebuilding the Liverpool Dynasty by Lee Scott. Published August 2020
Jürgen Klopp: Notes on a Season by Jürgen Klopp Published Sep 2020
Notes on the Season. Jordan Henderson. Published September 2020
Robbo: Now You're Going to Believe Us. Andy Robertson. Published 2020 (Both this book and Jordan's appear to be official LFC books)
At the End of the Storm by Simon Hughes, Oliver Kay and James Pearce. Published Oct 2020 (That's the one I'm after The Athletic's coverage has been excellent on it).
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2020, 04:35:56 pm »
I have just taken a look on Amazon and there is already a list of upcoming books celebrating the title win. So thought I'd list them and people can decide which one interests them the best, if any!  ;D

Champions At Last!: How Liverpool Finally Won The Premier League in Football’s Longest Season by Harry Harris. Available now
Liverpool: First English Team Win Ucl , Super And Club World Club In The Same Year No Author published August 2020
Champions Under Lockdown by Jeff Goulding Published August 2020
Perched by Paul Tomkins Published August 2020
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly by Ben Green. Published August 2020
King Klopp Rebuilding the Liverpool Dynasty by Lee Scott. Published August 2020
Notes on the Season. Jordan Henderson. Published September 2020
Robbo: Now You're Going to Believe Us. Andy Robertson. Published 2020 (Both this book and Jordan's appear to be official LFC books)
At the End of the Storm by Simon Hughes, Oliver Kay and James Pearce. Published Oct 2020 (That's the one I'm after The Athletic's coverage has been excellent on it).


Hoping that At the End of the Storm is as good as you believe it will be, I was fairly disappointed by Allez, Allez, Allez, too much authorial self-promotion from Hughes, "And in my interview with..." "I interviewed him after event X, and..."

If it's a compilation of articles from the Athletic, that should be very good...
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2020, 04:39:58 pm »
Hoping that At the End of the Storm is as good as you believe it will be, I was fairly disappointed by Allez, Allez, Allez, too much authorial self-promotion from Hughes, "And in my interview with..." "I interviewed him after event X, and..."

If it's a compilation of articles from the Athletic, that should be very good...

The Athletic coverage generally has been excellent of the whole season that is the one I'm looking forward too. Interesting as well that the club seem to have a Robbo verses Hendo offical books out as well as one by the manager. A bit of healthy competition there.
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2020, 10:25:17 pm »
Anyone got good suggestion regarding children's book on the Reds??
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« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2020, 11:01:19 pm »
Anyone got good suggestion regarding children's book on the Reds??

There don't seem to be many actual children books about LFC. You can find the usual annuals, activity books but nothing especially for the young fan. They do these individual books on football heroes ie, Van Dijk, Salah etc. It depends how old the children are, for teenager those big history books on LFC I loved, the added advantage of having loads of pictures as well as articles and stories on the club.
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2020, 11:16:59 pm »
Red or Dead by David Peace is incredible. Its a book about Shankly. One of the best books I have read and don't normally like football books.

I was in a trance reading it. People hate the experimental side of Peace’s writing but I loved it, really hypnotic and obsessive in its detail, like the man himself. The last number of chapters are sad.

The book aches with melancholy, and all in all, a fine tribute to the great man. Could have been easy to make it overblown and sentimental in trying to evoke his greatness but it gets the tone perfectly.

For a man used to writing much bleaker stuff too, his sensitive approach to this one showed the respect and awe he has for Shanks.

There’s a great film to be made based on the book, similar to The Damned United, gets a cold hard look at the human condition rather than football itself.

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« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2020, 11:19:18 pm »
There don't seem to be many actual children books about LFC. You can find the usual annuals, activity books but nothing especially for the young fan. They do these individual books on football heroes ie, Van Dijk, Salah etc. It depends how old the children are, for teenager those big history books on LFC I loved, the added advantage of having loads of pictures as well as articles and stories on the club.

Mine is only 2 and 5. I saw some lady on twitter publishing a children's book related to Liverpool but couldn't find it again.
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« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2020, 12:26:35 am »
Anyone got good suggestion regarding children's book on the Reds??
There’s a “King Kenny” kids book but don’t know if that’s what you’re after?

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/299691-kenny-dalglish-launches-children-s-book

Having read this link, not sure how available it is
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« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2020, 12:29:26 am »
I was in a trance reading it. People hate the experimental side of Peace’s writing but I loved it, really hypnotic and obsessive in its detail, like the man himself. The last number of chapters are sad.

The book aches with melancholy, and all in all, a fine tribute to the great man. Could have been easy to make it overblown and sentimental in trying to evoke his greatness but it gets the tone perfectly.

For a man used to writing much bleaker stuff too, his sensitive approach to this one showed the respect and awe he has for Shanks.

There’s a great film to be made based on the book, similar to The Damned United, gets a cold hard look at the human condition rather than football itself.
I really enjoyed it too, but must admit to starting to skip the repetitive bits towards the end of the book. The style is very unique and it won’t be for everyone and ultimately it’s kind of a novel based on him but I liked it.
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2020, 09:12:49 pm »
SHANKS, YANKS and JURGEN
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shanks-Yanks-J%C3%BCrgen-Behind-Liverpools/dp/1785316664/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=shanks+yanks+and+jurgen&qid=1598213463&sr=8-1
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« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2020, 10:11:08 pm »
The book I ordered At the End of the Storm arrived early today. I really recommend it especially if you don't get the Athletic, there are some really good pieces in it by Oliver Kay, James Pearce, Simon Hughes and Rafa Honigstein. The stuff they do is really well researched and very detailed.
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« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2020, 10:36:07 pm »
Tonight was supposed to be the evening of the book launch story about one of Bill Shankly's big promises. One of the most respected twelve men ever that missed the cut in a brutal 1960's 11 man game season, but who is still held with high regard and in fond memories by all Liverpool legends including Sir Roger Hunt and Ian Callaghan.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Shankly-Boy-Anfield-Journey/dp/1785316788

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« Reply #66 on: October 17, 2020, 12:15:04 am »
Liverpool - The Premier League Years was published recently - covering all the league campaigns from 1992 up to and including the title-winning season.

I haven’t read it yet but I’ve read other things by the same author and he’s a decent writer so probably worth a look.

https://www.richarddelariviere.co.uk/

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« Reply #67 on: November 24, 2020, 05:41:34 pm »
Tonight was supposed to be the evening of the book launch story about one of Bill Shankly's big promises. One of the most respected twelve men ever that missed the cut in a brutal 1960's 11 man game season, but who is still held with high regard and in fond memories by all Liverpool legends including Sir Roger Hunt and Ian Callaghan.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Shankly-Boy-Anfield-Journey/dp/1785316788
Got this coming for Christmas I think, also At the End of the Storm and Faith of our Fathers.

Just getting into Red Men by John Williams which is really interesting and detailed on the beginnings and early days of the club.
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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #68 on: November 24, 2020, 07:45:49 pm »
Just finished The Anatomy of Liverpool by Jonathan Wilson, interesting account of the club through selecting 10 important matches from the club's playing history and discussing their relative import and the culture of the city at the time each match was played.

Recommend it highly...
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« Reply #69 on: November 24, 2020, 08:05:01 pm »
Just ordered this:
Believe Us: How Jürgen Klopp transformed Liverpool into title winners https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0008441952/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_KywVFb2SN7MMS

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« Reply #70 on: November 25, 2020, 10:38:14 am »
I am looking for "Hillsborough: The Hillsborough Football Disaster: Context & Consequences". Cant find it anywhere though. Can anyone send me an ebook copy?
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« Reply #71 on: November 25, 2020, 11:04:35 am »
Can’t help I’m afraid but I believe one of the authors Jim Sharman once posted on here, no idea of his user name though
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« Reply #72 on: November 25, 2020, 12:23:19 pm »
Can’t help I’m afraid but I believe one of the authors Jim Sharman once posted on here, no idea of his user name though
It's alright. Hopefully, someone else can help. :wave

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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2020, 01:24:58 pm »
Just finished The Anatomy of Liverpool by Jonathan Wilson, interesting account of the club through selecting 10 important matches from the club's playing history and discussing their relative import and the culture of the city at the time each match was played.

Recommend it highly...
Yes, I would second that. I'm not a massive fan of books about football but this was a great read. 

I reckon it needs an update though - 2 more matches. The first to illustrate our decline under H&G (pick any one of several miserable defeats towards the end of the Hodgson era - Wolves at home maybe). Then a second to symbolise our subsequent resurgence - Leicester away last season would be my pick.

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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #74 on: November 25, 2020, 02:32:50 pm »
'Believe Us: How Jurgen Klopp transformed Liverpool into title winners' by Melissa Reddy - story of the club's analytics department. Link to article about it in Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool/transfers-recruitment-jurgen-klopp-b1760916.html. Might be an interesting read.


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Re: Books on Liverpool FC
« Reply #77 on: November 25, 2020, 04:47:53 pm »
Yes, I would second that. I'm not a massive fan of books about football but this was a great read. 

I reckon it needs an update though - 2 more matches. The first to illustrate our decline under H&G (pick any one of several miserable defeats towards the end of the Hodgson era - Wolves at home maybe). Then a second to symbolise our subsequent resurgence - Leicester away last season would be my pick.

Barca would have to be in there...
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