Harry Pearson’s The Far Corner

Discussion in 'SMB' started by MackneyHackem, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    Bought a copy of this a few years ago and forgot all about it.

    Just started reading it but already it’s canny funny.
  2. Tommasi

    Tommasi Striker

    Haven't read it for years, used to be one of my favourite books.
  3. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    Slipless in Settle is canny too by the same author.
  4. heroesof73

    heroesof73 Striker

    This the fella that writes about visiting footie grounds especially local non league ones?
  5. box2box

    box2box Striker

    It’s a good book, not quite as good as Stan ternents book though
  6. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    I get "When Saturday Comes" every month.
    Harry always has an article in it
    Very funny.
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  7. muggboots

    muggboots Striker

    Read it years ago. It's a good read.
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  8. andy

    andy Striker

    I haven't bought that for years. Is it still good?
  9. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    Not sure but he covers non league NE teams in the book. It’s had me cracking up a few times and i’m only a few pages in.
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  10. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    Aye, I think so.
    I have had a subscription to it for 20 years.
    Some good stuff in it IMO
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  11. andy

    andy Striker

    I started reading it every month from about 1988 till about 4 or 5 years ago. Don't know why I stopped buying it tbh.
  12. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    Anybody read The Blizzard?
  13. Bladecat

    Bladecat Striker

    Sunderland skinheed

    And our fans on the train who split words with swear words....railway fucking station:)

    I had a female friend in York who went on to buy my house in the pub, who was an expert at that, " you want to see our Gaz's motorfuckinbike" was a particular favourite.
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  14. There's plenty of time delay experts knocking around these days.

    "This looks dangerous" the moment after the ball hit the back of the net was something I heard during this season.
  15. The Butcher

    The Butcher Winger

    Is Ternants any good?
  16. Redandwhitedust

    Redandwhitedust Goalkeeper

    Its superb. Love the quote he makes about Middlesbrough, where (in his programme notes) the chairman calls on fans to "be patient".

    Something vaguely like "the fans have waited that long for success already, if Ghandi had been a season ticket holder hed probably have had the urge to nut someone"
  17. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    I’m lost here lads. I was on about a football book.
  18. Born Never Asked

    Born Never Asked Midfield

    Written at the time Keegan was changing the dynamics of North East football and there are references to that-the local shopkeeper who loses all sense of reason at the very mention of his name. But the point isnt laboured throughout the book and overall its an affectinate lament on a game which is taken far too seriously up here. And I dont mean that in a bad way.
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  19. sid84763

    sid84763 Midfield

    If we're talking about football books I read one where the bloke wrote letters to the FA and football clubs. Think he was a reformed hooligan. Cant remember title but think it was Bootsy Eagan or something, good toilet read. He mentioned us putting the seats in the wrong way, they were facing the pitch. Hilariouscunt.
  20. You'll get to those bits while you read through the rest of the book.

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