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James Bugg
The Football Book Club
Forget the latest bestsellers or Booker Prize winners! Our book club gets stuck into the true classics of the literary world - footballers' autobiographies. Every week, our book club of comedy writers shun classic prose for ex-pros by reading another obscure footballer's autobiography. Perfect for those who like their reading a little less Jane Austen, a little more Charlie Austin. As recommended by The Athletic, BBC Five Live and The Sunday Post. Named one of Esquire's best podcasts of 2020. Described as “pretty funny” by Darren Huckerby.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 45 ratings
So good Memphis acknowledges
I’ve only listened to the episode about Memphis and it was hilarious. Coming from a Dutchman, I can only say that we often ask ourselves similar questions as you had while reading the book. Looking forward to more episodes about internationally known players!
huisdjcor via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 11/23/20
This podcast has potential. Sometimes it’s a bit shallow and doesn’t go deep enough into the lives of the players they are talking about. One of their own complaints is that the footballers never mention what year it is/how old they are during any chapter of their book, but they are kind of...Read full review »
Albert Ross159 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/13/20
Comedy gold!!!
If you don't like football, have no fear!!! The Football Book Club is comedy gold and fun listening for anyone with a sense of humour or slight interest in the lives of our most revered sporting heros... Top notch literary anaylsis from a bunch of very witty humans. Best bookclub I've...Read full review »
ErinnnB via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/20
Recent Episodes
It's the final episode of Series 2 and joining us to read Arsenal and England legend David Seaman's 'Safe Hands' is comedian and impressionist Josh Berry. Written in the year 2000, 'Safe Hands' tells the story of David's career so far, including Euro 96, winning the double with Arsenal and the...
Published 11/30/20
This week we're heading back to Scotland to read Rangers legend Barry Ferguson's 2006 autobiography 'Blue: The Life and Times of Barry Ferguson'. Features Barry trying to win back the Rangers fans after his controversial move to Blackburn, getting into tussles with his best mate the gardener and...
Published 11/23/20
This week The Football Book Club invite author, filmmaker and Vice legend Oobah Butler to join the book club. And at his request, they're reading Southampton God Matt Le Tissier's 2009 book 'Taking Le Tiss'. Contains Matt single-handedly saving Southampton year after year, Ronan Keating's Charity...
Published 11/16/20
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