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Dave Edwards' book

by Sutekh » 15 Dec 2017 13:40

Dave has written a book about his career thus far

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2017/d ... megastore/

No doubt Reading will get a mention in the last chapter.... :lol:

Got me thinking, how many other Reading players have published books during their stay at the club?

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by bobby1413 » 15 Dec 2017 13:50

It's of no surprise that there's lots of books published whilst at reading

Most people still think "Reading FC" is some sort of book club

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by Victor Meldrew » 15 Dec 2017 16:50

Heard him talking about this book on the radio last week.
An articulate person who probably struggles with conversation on long coach journeys up North with the not-so-articulate normal footballers.

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Re: Dave Edwards' book

by muirinho » 15 Dec 2017 18:18

Victor Meldrew Heard him talking about this book on the radio last week.
An articulate person who probably struggles with conversation on long coach journeys up North with the not-so-articulate normal footballers.



Think footballers are as articulate or not as the rest of the population* really. However, they're encouraged to stick to cliches when they do interviews with the press. So you're not going to hear them say much beyond platitudes on Sky Sports.

*tbf, that's probably a bit of a low bar, if some of the voxpops I've heard recently are anything to go by.

Some of the interviews the Tilehurst End for instance, have done, with ex-Reading players have been interesting.

Personally I think all U21 footballers should be studying/training for some thing other than football as well as football, as routine. Rather than it being fairly rare.


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by bobby1413 » 15 Dec 2017 18:54

Agree about intellect and the cliches.

It's those like Harry Kane and Rooney that give the general bad name.

I find this especially true when foreign players talk who actually speak good English and are articulate.

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Re: Dave Edwards' book

by TBM » 17 Dec 2017 19:46

Sutekh Dave has written a book about his career thus far

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2017/d ... megastore/

No doubt Reading will get a mention in the last chapter.... :lol:

Got me thinking, how many other Reading players have published books during their stay at the club?


Dave Kitson has released a couple

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by Chuckle Brother » 17 Dec 2017 20:36

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Sutekh Dave has written a book about his career thus far

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2017/d ... megastore/

No doubt Reading will get a mention in the last chapter.... :lol:

Got me thinking, how many other Reading players have published books during their stay at the club?


Dave Kitson has released a couple

Careful. I'm sure his lawyers are watching.........

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by paddy20 » 18 Dec 2017 09:56

Eamon Dumphy if we go back a bit

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by North Somerset Royal » 18 Dec 2017 19:20

Marcus Hahnemanns Premiership Diary published in 2007

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by Forbury Lion » 19 Dec 2017 12:56

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Sutekh Dave has written a book about his career thus far

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2017/d ... megastore/

No doubt Reading will get a mention in the last chapter.... :lol:

Got me thinking, how many other Reading players have published books during their stay at the club?


Dave Kitson has released a couple

Careful. I'm sure his lawyers are watching.........
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Re: Dave Edwards' book

by From Despair To Where? » 19 Dec 2017 13:19

muirinho
Victor Meldrew Heard him talking about this book on the radio last week.
An articulate person who probably struggles with conversation on long coach journeys up North with the not-so-articulate normal footballers.



Think footballers are as articulate or not as the rest of the population* really. However, they're encouraged to stick to cliches when they do interviews with the press. So you're not going to hear them say much beyond platitudes on Sky Sports.

*tbf, that's probably a bit of a low bar, if some of the voxpops I've heard recently are anything to go by.

Some of the interviews the Tilehurst End for instance, have done, with ex-Reading players have been interesting.

Personally I think all U21 footballers should be studying/training for some thing other than football as well as football, as routine. Rather than it being fairly rare.


To be honest, I don't think footballers are that inarticulate, they have any originality and free thinking media coached out of them. Even someone like Rooney, on the rare occasions I've seen him interviewed about something other than football, whilst not entirely comfortable, he's come across as fairly thoughtful and not in the least bit unintelligent.

Also, for all the articulate foreign footballers in the Premiership, we don't get to see the mumbling, inarticulate oafs being interviewed in the nether regions of La Liga, Bundesliga or Serie A each week.


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by bobby1413 » 19 Dec 2017 13:36



I have this at home, quite good. A diary basically of our first season in the top flight.

It's only really interesting due to the amazing team we had then. Any other team or era and it wouldn't have interested me really

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Re: Dave Edwards' book

by KC Royal » 19 Dec 2017 18:15

I don't seem to remember that Hahnemann book at all :? :shock:

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by North Somerset Royal » 19 Dec 2017 19:36

KC Royal I don't seem to remember that Hahnemann book at all :? :shock:

Well you can buy it for 1p on Amazon right now lol
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listi ... dition=all

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Re: Dave Edwards' book

by BraisingsteakRoyal » 20 Dec 2017 09:23

Christ - the Dave Edwards' book must be a hard sell for the publisher.

Don't doubt that he's a bright, articulate and thoroughly nice bloke, but not sure a career predominantly made up of spells at clubs such as Shrewsbury and Wolves can have the gravitas to shift more than a couple of thousand copies at most.

I know* that he's played a fair few times for Wales, but I wouldn't even buy Chris Gunters book and he's arguably had twice the career Dave Edwards has.

* thanks to Wikipedia.

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Re: Dave Edwards' book

by muirinho » 20 Dec 2017 09:49

BraisingsteakRoyal Christ - the Dave Edwards' book must be a hard sell for the publisher.

Don't doubt that he's a bright, articulate and thoroughly nice bloke, but not sure a career predominantly made up of spells at clubs such as Shrewsbury and Wolves can have the gravitas to shift more than a couple of thousand copies at most.

I know* that he's played a fair few times for Wales, but I wouldn't even buy Chris Gunters book and he's arguably had twice the career Dave Edwards has.

* thanks to Wikipedia.


You'd be surprised - will be a popular enough Christmas gift in Wales I reckon. They definitely brought it out at the right time of year. And the marketing budget seems to consist of him arranging signing sessions in every football club he's ever played in, so not huge expenditure there. The co-author is the Media Manager at Wolves, so you'd imagine somebody who would know a bit about marketing.

I don't know the relative "respect" he'd have in Wales, or at Wolves, but I know plenty Irish people who'd buy a book written/ghost written by pretty much any Irish international, just because of who he is.

While on the subject, its been out a while, but Paul McGrath's biography is definitely worth a read. Probably a more interesting story to tell though!

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Re: Dave Edwards' book

by Hound » 20 Dec 2017 10:30

not sure about his Wales popularity, but he was a very popular figure at Wolves

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Re: Dave Edwards' book

by Forbury Lion » 20 Dec 2017 10:42

bobby1413

I have this at home, quite good. A diary basically of our first season in the top flight.

It's only really interesting due to the amazing team we had then. Any other team or era and it wouldn't have interested me really
Probably a positive read as he saw witnessed the whole season through his rose tinted contact lenses.

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