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    Champagne Football

    Mark Tighe's compilation of stories about how Delaney was an incompetent ***** is out today.

    Anyone pre-order a copy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Mark Tighe's compilation of stories about how Delaney was an incompetent ***** is out today.

    Anyone pre-order a copy?
    Yes.

    Do you want a synopsis?

    I'll send it by DM to you...............

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    Full book doing the rounds on WhatsApp.

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    People acting the ***** over a book about how much of a ***** Delaney was. Bit ironic that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lilywhites View Post
    Full book doing the rounds on WhatsApp.
    Bad form really. Book probably only costs 15 quid.

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    I've seen di**heads on twitter saying the author deserves it for and I'll quote ''ruining John Delaneys life''..............
    Irish by birth ,Harps by the grace of god.

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    People that pre ordered the book over the past few months, as far back as May, only had their books dispatched this evening, so will be another day or two (possibly Monday for some where there's no Saturday post) before it's delivered.

    Would have been better off buying it in stores today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    Bad form really. Book probably only costs 15 quid.
    I just bought it on the kindle for a few pennies over ten pounds sterling. It'll go straight on top of the (virtual) reading stack!
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

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    Anyone who's sending the book around for free needs to wise the fcuk up. Ignoring for a minute the fact that it's an illegal breach of copyright, if books get passed on free like that - especially within minutes of going on sale - no-one will ever write them. As it just won't be worth the considerable effort that's involved.

    The two lads who wrote this book exposed the FAI for the utter shambles that it is, and brought Delaney down. Rightly so. If it hadn't been for them, there's a serious chance he'd still be involved with the FAI - bleeding it dry for his own benefit and destroying the game from the inside. They deserve a book payday for the public service they did in exposing the utter crook.

    So if someone sends you a pirate copy, please don't be a dick and pass it on. And if someone offers you one, refuse it and tell them they're a dick for doing so. Otherwise there's a real risk that this sort of behaviour will go unexposed in future (at least to its full extent). Why would anyone bother to put the effort into books again in the future if they get ripped off and sold for free the minute they're published?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezeikial View Post
    Yes.

    Do you want a synopsis?

    I'll send it by DM to you...............
    We all know what you mean by this Ezekial.

    Don't be a dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    We all know what you mean by this Ezekial.

    Don't be a dick.
    It is clear to me that you haven't got a scooby.

    I also suggest you speak for yourself and not for others


    You should withdraw your thinly disguised slur
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    Well as both a word of warning and a challange to see how far readers get before being p!ssed off - I made it as far as P2 of the Prologue before feeling a bit nauseated (p1 rolling of eyes). By p3 I seriously wanted to puke - regardless of who footed the bill for that 50th birthday party it was the cheesiest load of bull sh*t. Pukeworthy in its faux celebrity and self importantce. Dunno how i will get through the bits that had a direct and lasting impact on the game. Anything throwable is out of reach!! It's a super read and even with the dodgy copies mentioned doing the rounds, the bookshop said they were on their 3rd delivery of copies in 2 days and that they were all on order and not able to meet general demand.

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    I take it you mean all that as a compliment btw?!

    It's an unusual compliment, but I guess it is an unusual subject.

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    Mine arrived today, looking forward to getting nice and angry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    I take it you mean all that as a compliment btw?!

    It's an unusual compliment, but I guess it is an unusual subject.
    Me? The book is excellent so far, a page turner, and considering that most people will know the bulk of the info already. From the perspective of anyone who loves the game, especially LoI and the emotional rollercoaster that goes with, its frustrating and infuriating to read also. The very early description of the birthday party sets the whole thing off well, but is nausiating in reading about such tastlessness and tackiness of the night. Wouldnt matter who they were, the only thing that wasnt 'cheap' and fake was the bill!

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    So I take it that I'm not the only one who had the "can I face how annoyed/angry/miserable I get by reading this" dilemma. I'm looking forward to reading it but I think I'll have to take long breaks where I have to put it down for my own good.

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    Yeah Mark Tighe was on Game on and off the ball last night. Hes an excellent journalist and takes no prisoners. Read small extracts from the book serialised in the Sun monday and tuesday of this week. It looks like a fantastic read! Tempted to buy it but will hold off for a while but will come in handy when theres nothing to do on xmas day!
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    Just heard Mark Tighe on Radio Foyle. He said the tip off about the Delaney loan was from an anonymous envelope left on his PC. I wonder is that journalistic speak for a man in a dark alley with a deep voice informed me...
    Aon, dó, trí, bhí mé i mo luí, thit mé den leaba, he! he! he!

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    Hadnt heard that but interesting. With the way that JD ran to the courts on everything, I wonder how anonymous that really is? So who in his newspaper would have had access to both offices and the lowdown on FAI backroom dealing - thats a sequel in itself! There are bits of info that ive either forgotten or a bit more light shed on them from Joe Delaney days. I dont think there's need for spoiler alerts but one nugget that made me laugh was the players nicknaming JD as 'Yorkie', yards of fun could have been had with that!! I always took Joe Delaney as a shady character himself but he sounds more daft that anything here. The whole 'George the Greek' tout running off with tickets seemed all too convenient, yet he was stung for covering the balance with his own money and it appears that was genuinely upset when forced to resign believing that he was a bit of a fallguy. I must dig out some of the other books that addressed the FAI ticketing scandals. Its like Tighe and Rowan are making a case for JDs motives!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    Hadnt heard that but interesting. With the way that JD ran to the courts on everything, I wonder how anonymous that really is? So who in his newspaper would have had access to both offices and the lowdown on FAI backroom dealing - thats a sequel in itself! There are bits of info that ive either forgotten or a bit more light shed on them from Joe Delaney days. I dont think there's need for spoiler alerts but one nugget that made me laugh was the players nicknaming JD as 'Yorkie', yards of fun could have been had with that!! I always took Joe Delaney as a shady character himself but he sounds more daft that anything here. The whole 'George the Greek' tout running off with tickets seemed all too convenient, yet he was stung for covering the balance with his own money and it appears that was genuinely upset when forced to resign believing that he was a bit of a fallguy. I must dig out some of the other books that addressed the FAI ticketing scandals. Its like Tighe and Rowan are making a case for JDs motives!?
    There is absolutely a very good reason why the first chapter is called "Sins Of The Father" as it was Delaney's primary motivation for getting into the higher echelons of the FAI initially. The "I'll show them" mentality and settling grudges and scores as he was 100% adamant his auld lad was screwed over, which of course he wasn't. It wasn't just the tickets from USA 94 that did Delaney snr in in the night of the long knives.

    Was rared on being told first hand experience of a lot of the FAI stories over the years, just bear in mind when reading that what's on paper in the book are only those that cleared legal before publishing!

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