A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH

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A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH

Postby LEATHERSTOCKING » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:53 pm

Had a quick shufty through this book by Jim White in a bookshop today only @ the chapter on the first Scotland vs. England @ Hamilton Crescent in 1872. Three mistakes in the first couple of paragraphs:
1. "Queen`s Park developed the passing game 20 years later". No they didn`t; they, as Scotland, were passing the ball in the 1872 game
2. "There was no passing" in the 1872 game. Yes there was, see above.
3. "Scotland beat England 4-2 in the second International". No they didn`t, England won that game 4-2.

I wonder what the rest of the book`s like.
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Re: A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH

Postby Scottish » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:12 am

I think the only thing that would make me buy a book by Jim White would be if there was a foreword by Natalie Sawyer - with accompanying full page colour photo.
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Re: A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH

Postby Alan McCabe » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:23 am

Are we getting our Jim Whites muddled up here, David?
I'm not sure if the permatanned, seemingly now cricket-loving, "Brian, why are you so gooood" TV presenter has the ability to write a book, even a poorly researched one.
We could be talking about Jim White the sports writer instead?
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Re: A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH

Postby LEATHERSTOCKING » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:07 pm

It`s the "sports writer" one although that description seems something of an overblown title for him.
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Re: A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH

Postby Scottish » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:38 pm

Alan McCabe wrote:Are we getting our Jim Whites muddled up here, David?
I'm not sure if the permatanned, seemingly now cricket-loving, "Brian, why are you so gooood" TV presenter has the ability to write a book, even a poorly researched one.
We could be talking about Jim White the sports writer instead?


I'm sure he could at least sign his name to a ghosted book. But it seems it's the other one, which is even worse as it means absolutely no chance of a foreword from Natalie.
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