Saturday, March 17, 2007

Footballers' Reads

The Independent has a piece today on what footballers read. Apparently each premiership club has appointed a player as a "reading champion" to encourage their fans to read more. Watford's Malky Mackay chooses The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, while Alan Smith from Man U opts for What if I had never tried it? by Valentino Rossi. Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann choose The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, while Bolton's Gary Speed foes for Winter in Madrid by John Forster.

And what of my own club West Ham United? Goalkeeper Robert Green has chosen... wait for it... Roald Dahl's Charlie & the Chocloate Factory. Suddenly, it's all becoming clear...

7 comments:

Trumpeter Lanfriee said...

I believe Wayne Rooney is now reading Descartes' Discours de la m├ęthode in the original French.

Trumpeter Lanfried said...

Hmmm! Spelt my own name wrong. That will teach me to be patronising.

The Hitch said...

Rio Ferdinand

"whats a book?"

David Beckham

anything that ends in the words "for dummies"

Miles said...

Typical Tories taking the micky out of working people.
If you hadn't run down the state education system for 18 years they would be reading even more than they already are.
Stuart Pearce is a cultural genius. As you'll discover if you follow the link on my name.

Miles said...

Link didn't work
Try this:

href="http://action-without-theory.blogspot.com/2007/03/stuart-pearce-and-feeding-goat.html">Pearce

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they can read bank balances?

darcy dancer, gentleman said...

I seem to remember that when the charming Jermaine Pennant was up in court on drink-driving charges it emerged that he was illiterate. I wonder how many others are too (despite the fact they may have 'written' an autobiography)?