Bad blood - Jezzer Whittle

by mst   October 30, 2008  

I take it you guys saw that this is short-listed for Sportsbook of the Year? If not its a nice news story (or not as the case may be!)

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/30102008/4/trescothick-book-shortlist.html

For those of you that havent read it, read it. You'll be sceptical of anyone who pulls a 'surprise' win, forever...

Great journalism

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 We didn't know it had been shortlisted, but we'll certainly be keeping an eye out to see how it does. I can certainly vouch for the fact that it's an unputdownable read!

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4131 posts]
30th October 2008 - 23:47

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It's certainly readable, but a bit too reliant on other books, the work of Mr Walsh for example. A useful introduction to the growing genre of 'drug cynic' literature, but you'll want to move on to even more hair raising tales, like Breaking The Chain and Lance To Landis. You probably won't find it on Lance's bookshelf though... Devil

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posted by Chuffy [183 posts]
31st October 2008 - 23:48

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 I thought it was a  better read than Breaking the Chain and possibly more powerful than Walsh's in that Jeremy started out as someone who wanted to believe and found he simply couldn't. I don't think Walsh ever  believed… 

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4131 posts]
1st November 2008 - 0:08

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tony_farrelly wrote:

 I thought it was a  better read than Breaking the Chain and possibly more powerful than Walsh's in that Jeremy started out as someone who wanted to believe and found he simply couldn't. I don't think Walsh ever  believed… 


Ah well, Breaking the Chain is a translation of a book written by a non-writer (if you know what I mean!).
Not sure that I'd agree with you re: Walsh. He was co-authoring books with pro-cyclists back in the late 80s, so he must have had some belief (especially as that cyclist was Stephen Roche).

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posted by Chuffy [183 posts]
2nd November 2008 - 1:25

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Fair point

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4131 posts]
2nd November 2008 - 13:31

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is so good lies in the fact that Whittle was lured into the Armstrong lair (as an example) and then saw it for what it was...

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posted by mst [38 posts]
3rd November 2008 - 8:55

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