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It All Kicked Off In Bristol

Author : Paul Lumber
ISBN : 9781905769568
Genre : True Crime
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Founded in Ashton park, the City Service Firm quickly became one of the most-feared mobs in England. In this compelling new book, the first ever on the CSF, there are accounts of bloody encounters with other notorious firms, including Chelsea's Headhunters, Millwall's Bushwhackers, Cardiff's Soul Crew and Birmingham's Zulu Warriors. While an off with like-minded individuals from around the country was strictly business, a fight with the Gasheads of Bristol Rovers was deeply personal. The hatred between red and blue has deep roots and seems to intensify with every year that passes. The author describes how the CSF became top dogs in a deeply divided city, taking it to the Gas not only at football but also on the streets of Bristol. Dark and brutal, but laced throughout with flashes of humour, this is a book that anyone with an interest in football and the casual culture will want to read. Above all, it is an honest piece of work, stripped of artifice and exaggeration. It is the truth.
Category: True Crime

From A Field To Anfield

Author : Nick Tanner
ISBN : 9781785313516
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From A Field to Anfield is the inspirational story of Nick Tanner's against-the-odds rise from the uncompromising grassroots football scene in Bristol to the glamour of then-champions Liverpool. Nick's story is not one of spending years mollycoddled in an academy system and having success handed to him, but of graft, days spent working in a factory before making it to the top, and being sold to Bristol Rovers by non-league Mangotsfield United for a couple of floodlight bulbs. Nick was a member of the last Liverpool squad to win the title, was in the stands at Hillsborough in 1989, and scored a Merseyside derby goal at Goodison Park, so his tales naturally include Anfield legends and A-list events with Kenny Dalglish and the rest. Equally, though, his is an inspirational story for any budding footballer about just how far hard work and relentless dedication can take you if you are willing to put in the yards. Nick also opens up on the personal impact of his career-ending injury, along with his various ongoing struggles.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sports Arbitrage Riskless Investment

Author : George Lynam
ISBN : 9781847999313
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is the most comprehensive book yet written on the subject of sports arbitrage. It provides the theory and practice of this riskless investment and with many examples shows how it is possible to generate a substantial income even from a small starting bank. Many of the opportunities outlined have never been published before and it delves into the mysteries of 'synthetic arbitrage' and 'each-way arbitrage' amongst many other techniques. If you want to take a look into the exciting world of riskless sports investment, whether you're a beginner or professional, then this book is for you. You're guaranteed to learn something new.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Booted And Suited

Author : Chris Brown
ISBN : 9781843586852
Genre : True Crime
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Welcome to the real seventies, where the hair is shaved, the music is funky and the football is violent. Chris Brown was right there in the thick of the action. With his regulation haircut, clip on braces, shrunk Levis and bovver boots, he had the look every self-respecting bovver boy could not be seen without. This is the most amazing story of the most maligned decade in British history. It tells of adrenaline-packed Saturday outings, Tonik suits, aggro on the terraces, funk on the dancefloor and Johnny Rotten inside your head.
Category: True Crime

Pink Floyd I Was There

Author : Richard Houghton
ISBN : 9781787590540
Genre : Music
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Pink Floyd are one of the most commercially successful and influential rock bands of all time. They have sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million certified units in the United States, and 37.9 million albums sold in the US since 1993. This book is based on fans, friends and colleagues memories of the band from their earliest days in Cambridge through the on stage pyrotechnics of Dark Side and through to the massive stage events like The Wall. Includes new insights into the band with Syd Barrett.
Category: Music

Disgusting Bliss

Author : Lucian Randall
ISBN : 9780857200907
Genre : Social Science
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The Sunnewspaper asked if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye Special on paedophilia was 'the sickest TV ever?' It was certainly the most controversial, though his uncompromising style of comedy meant he was rarely far from trouble. Morris first came to national prominence at the heart of a group of virtually unknown comedians brought together by Armando Iannucci. This book follows them from their 1991 news satire On the Hour, which transferred from radio to television where it was reinvented as the equally successful The Day Today. It became impossible to watch bulletins without thinking of Morris's Paxmanesque anchor character chastising a reporter -- 'Peter! You've lost the news!' -- or authoritatively delivering nonsense headlines: 'Sacked chimney worker pumps boss full of mayonnaise.' Meanwhile co-star Steve Coogan created a lasting anti-hero in Alan Partridge, imbued with a horrible life all of his own. But Morris himself was always the most compelling character of all. Drawing on exclusive new interviews and original research, this book creates a compelling portrait of Morris from his earliest radio days and of the comedians and writers who frequently took on the industry they worked in, polarising opinion to such a degree that government ministers threatened to ban them entirely. THIS IS THE NEEEWWWWS!
Category: Social Science

Deer In The Headlights

Author : Levi Johnston
ISBN : 9781451651676
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Levi Johnston—best known as Bristol Palin’s baby daddy and Sarah Palin’s favorite whipping boy—sets out to clear his name and, with any luck, end his run as Alaska’s most hated man. Promising hockey player and Governor Sarah Palin’s almost son-in-law, Levi Johnston was eighteen when Palin became the vice presidential nominee. His unique place as Bristol’s live-in boyfriend provided him a true insider’s view of what was going on behind closed doors at the Palin household. And how Sarah’s public views were often at odds with her home values. It makes it all the more curious that Sarah eventually turned her anger directly on Levi, after losing her ticket to the White House. After being bullied, lied about, and outspent in the courts when he attempted to bond with his new son, Tripp, Levi Johnston now is ready to set the record straight. Deer in the Headlights is a poignant, at times very funny, and fascinating tale of a boy thrust into the media spotlight and now figuring out how to be an adult and a dad. Johnston, ever honest, had a unique window into Palintology at a critical time; he sat in the family’s living room and paid attention. Not bitter and never petty, Johnston shares his story. As Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC so aptly put it: “I love that kid. He’s honest, he’s straightforward, he’s not embarrassed.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bristol Rovers

Author : Stephen Byrne
ISBN : 9781445636474
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The official, definitive history of Bristol Rovers FC, from its origins in 1883 to the present day.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Jonathan Wilson
ISBN : 9781409105213
Genre : Humor
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After just a handful of games this season Sunderland were looking early favourites for the drop into League One, despite the arrival of the 'returning messiah' Niall Quinn, who headed up the consortium that had just bought the club. When he took the decision to appoint Roy Keane as manager, most predicted a storm. Instead, out went half the first team, and Sunderland went on to lift the Championship and head off into the 'promised land' of the Premiership. Wilson tells the story not only of Sunderland's astonishing turnround, but also the transformation of their manager. As a player Keane was notoriously critical of shortcomings in his team-mates. Yet as a manager, he has inspired his side and seems a natural in the role, thanks to his razor sharp wit and insight. In the course of covering the Championship for the Independent and Independent on Sunday, Jonathan Wilson (himself a Mackem) has followed Sunderland's rise closely. Here he not only probes behind the scenes at The Stadium of Light, and brings an in-depth analysis to the club's achievement, he also celebrates one of the most remarkable seasons in the club's history. It is a football story as dramatic as any of recent years.
Category: Humor


Author : Chris Brown
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025326773
Genre : Great Britain
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An adrenalin-packed look at the heady days of the 1970s. Chris Brown was inhe front line of the wave of soccer violence that typified the sport inhose days. His life was dominated by those violent Saturday outings, and byhe pop music of the day. This book tells of his memories of the time.
Category: Great Britain