Just finished the Bamford book on Frank Myler. As in most RL books it tends to fill up the narrative, with virtually all the line-ups from all Frank’s games. Not much beef on the bone regarding Frank’s life outside RL, bits and bobs, but maybe Frank just had an ordinary life, like most of us.
The best RL book I’ve read is Paul Cooke’s ‘Judas’, it really is worth the money, and show’s what a shithouse James Rule has always been.
"WHY IS IT OH, SO DIFFICULT, TO UPLOAD A PROFILE PICTURE ON THIS MESSAGEBOARD?"
Read Doug Laughton’s autobiography last week, was ok but seemed to focus a bit much on this player went for this much or wanted that much and to be honest someone wanting £1000 in 1970 means nothing to me!
Had a skim through some of the old programmes the club made available though, some interesting stuff, made me laugh that even back in the 30s they were moaning about crowds!!
I can recommend the Les Woodhead book. Packed with only Widnes stuff.
And if you want a general league book and you’re interested in how we came to have league and union, Trevor Delaney’s “The Roots of Rugby League” is a great read. Never dull or boring, it has facts that will truly astound you about how our game was treated before union went professional (and still is to some extent)