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Pompey book up for Sports Book Prize



Surely we could rig the vote somehow? I haven't read it yet but I'm sure it's a good read.

Written by The Rabbi.

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Date:Monday October 8 2007

Time: 2:16PM

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you are not too late with this mate as the 18th october will see the shortlist announced - the winner revealed at the end of november. i dont know about 'riging the vote' tho... tbh im not a big book reader, so have not read this either but any pompey book must be a good read!
pompeyrug
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08/10/2007 14:20:00

Its meant to be a stonker, and not just for Pompey fans either
paultsmouth
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08/10/2007 18:30:00

One for the xmas stocking.
storagematt
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08/10/2007 20:59:00

maybe so mate - i will by it for a relative and nab it to read myself then :)
pompeyrug
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08/10/2007 23:08:00

I've just this minute ordered it (£7.00 on Amazon - £16.99 in waterstones !!) it so i'll have something to read on holiday (if it comes before friday) ,,,,,,, Looks pretty good, its about an American sports journalist who follows the premiership for a sasonn and adopts Pompey as his team.. sounds (from the reviews like a bit of a giggle) If I finish it on hols I'll do a review when I get back
Chix
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09/10/2007 01:06:00

good man - its sounds interesting. so where you off to then mate and for how long?
pompeyrug
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09/10/2007 08:29:00

The judging panel for the 2007 William Hill Sports Book of the Year is: John Gaustad (chairman), Paul Hayward, Danny Kelly, John Inverdale, Hugh McIlvanney and Alyson Rudd. 19 years old this year, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award (in association with Waterstone’s) is the world’s longest established and richest sporting literary prize. Not only does the winner receive an £18,000 cash prize and a specially bound hand-bound copy of the winning book but also the opportunity for untold wealth in the guise of a free £2,000 bet. The provisional date for the 2007 shortlist, to be announced on BBC 5Live’s Simon Mayo programme, is 18th October. The winner will be announced on 26 November at Waterstone’s Piccadilly.
The Rabbi
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09/10/2007 10:22:00

Just off to Spain for a few days or so, taking the kids (6 months & 3 yrs) on their first flight (God help me !) Am hoping to get some peace an quiet (away from work at least) but doubt if it'll happen - I just hope the book arrives before we go (early Friday) but looking dodgy with the postal strike and all that ..
Chix
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10/10/2007 00:51:00

well im sure you will enjoy it nevertheless with or without the book - hopefully with tho!
pompeyrug
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10/10/2007 08:34:00

i didnt even know it was out yet
russellm
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10/10/2007 10:34:00

 

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