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 West Ham? Robert Green has chosen… wait for it… Roald Dahl’s Charlie & the Chocloate Factory. Suddenly, it’s all becoming clear…


4 Responses to Footballers’ Reads

  1. Rapidhammer says:

    In Charlie & the Chocolate Factory immoral uncouth behaviour is treated with disdain and even metamorphoses into a blueberry, wholesome living is rewarded. – So this book shows us that this season’s misery is a result of our boys’ misconduct (on and in particular off the pitch)?!
    Who’s the most obnoxĂ­ous one of the Upton Park children? Maybe this one:,,2033751,00.html

  2. stewart1hammer says:

    does that mean that Boa Morte is reading Mick Quinns who ate all the pies, Reo Coker is reading Frank Worthingtons one hump or two, Curbs is reading Lance Armstrong’s evry second counts and Harewood should be ready Frank McAvenni’s scoring, an experts guide.

  3. Rapidhammer says:

    Blackburn West Ham 1-2, can’t believe it we WON. At long last we’ve won. They’ve made good some damage.

  4. Footblogger says:

    I’d have thought Curbs would be tucking into Stephen King’s Misery, while Reo-Coker reads a few pages of How To Win Friends and Influence People before asking the butler to turn his light out.

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