ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

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ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:29 pm

He might not have ever featured for The Jam or The Style Council but he did pull on a claret and blue shirt. Dave Thomas's new book.

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https://www.uptheclarets.com/the-new-paul-weller-book
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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Burnleyareback2 » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:49 pm

Looking forward to it.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Rodleydave » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:03 pm

Promise you...its full of great stories.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Devils_Advocate » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:10 pm

Does it include the incident he had with David Watts?

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:11 pm

Wanting a copy but Amazon won’t deliver to Ireland.
I’ll sort it somehow.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by BenWickes » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:21 pm

I'm not a reader. In fact I've still not started the 2nd chapter of David Jason's book and the wife got that for me about six years ago. However. I liked Weller and am tempted to get this one.
Is there going to be a paperback version at some date or just hard back?

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Rodleydave » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:21 pm

Huw email me... beehive thomas @ aol dot com

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Rodleydave » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:22 pm

Ben there's a cheaper one on Kindle.
PB prob a while away and only if it sells out.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by randomclaret2 » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:22 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:10 pm
Does it include the incident he had with David Watts?
I think Ray Davies might have been there first

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Dark Cloud » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:25 pm

I was once treated to hospitality at the Turf in the late 90's by a friend who, it turned out, also knew Paul W and he and his fiance were also in the hospitality box. He really was such a nice guy to spend the afternoon with and was (I think) pretty much in the middle of trying sort his colitis out and hopefully get back playing, so things were pretty rough for him at that point.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Devils_Advocate » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:27 pm

randomclaret2 wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:22 pm
I think Ray Davies might have been there first
Kinky!!
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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by BenWickes » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:33 pm

Rodleydave wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:22 pm
Ben there's a cheaper one on Kindle.
PB prob a while away and only if it sells out.
Cheers. I'll probably just get the hardback. It's my birthday a week after it's release so I'll deliberately leave the book on the Amazon site open on the laptop . Don't think I could read it on kindle as I spend too much time staring at a screen as it is :lol:
Also need to up my book collection to compete with the wife. Got a long way to go though. She has about 500 books. I have errr one :lol:

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Stan Tastic » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:47 pm

His link-up play with Robbie Blake and Glen Little is some of the best football I've seen from Burnley players.

They were an absolute delight to watch at that time.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:53 pm

On the subject of books, I've almost finished Lenny Johnrose's book (it had been in floods of tears last night) and then my next one is the new Tim Quelch book And End of Innocence.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:55 pm

Rodleydave wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:21 pm
Huw email me... beehive thomas @ aol dot com
Done, thanks, Dave.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:59 pm

Mentioned at bottom of link but deserves emphasising.
Paul has donated all his royalties to the Gary Parkinson trust.
What an absolute star. Top man.
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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Rodleydave » Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:08 pm

Paul is also taking orders via contacting him on twitter.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Belgianclaret » Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:30 pm

I guess that'll fetch him some pretty green ;)
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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by bfcjg » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:21 pm

I always thought that if he hadn't have had his horrendous illnesses he would have been a top half Division one/Premiership midfielder, he was good.
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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:20 pm

Belgianclaret wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:30 pm
I guess that'll fetch him some pretty green ;)
Some great gear on Pretty Green recently 😉

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Woodleyclaret » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:03 pm

I love hindsight its always rosy
Paul Weller was one of the worst players I have seen grace Turf Moor. He lacked pace, desire and heart.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Oshkoshclaret » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:07 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:03 pm
I love hindsight its always rosy
Paul Weller was one of the worst players I have seen grace Turf Moor. He lacked pace, desire and heart.
I admit that I'm not rushing to buy the book, but that's harsh.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Culmclaret » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:38 pm

He does not come close to the worst players I have seen gracing the Turf. A very decent footballer.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by dsr » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:44 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:03 pm
I love hindsight its always rosy
Which just goes to prove that all players, no matter how good, have someone in the stand who thinks everything they do is rubbish. Fortunately several managers as well as numerous fans disagreed, in contemporary time, with your hindsight.

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Post by mikeS » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:46 pm

Wellers link up play with Glen Little was a joy to watch.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by BenWickes » Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:03 pm

One of those players who got a bum rap from the stands no matter what he did. John Oster (went on to get promotion to the PL with Reading) and Alan Moore were two more far better than players around them.
He suffered in silence with his problems but shows his character. He was undeniably talented. Some 'fans' just can't appreciate talent.

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Post by Rodleydave » Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:23 pm

Woodleyclaret... as the bloke who wrote the book with him I really ought to keep out of it, but your comment is crass, disrespectful, and inaccurate.
Him, West and Little at their best were a treat to watch together. If he was so poor (in your opinion) tell me how he was Supporters Player of the Season with a shed load of awards, the year after he came back from his illness.
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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Culmclaret » Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:53 pm

Oxford (A) 1999/2000 was enough on its own to earn Paul a place in Clarets history

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Aclaret » Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:55 pm

Nowt wrong with Paul Weller, a decent player.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by ten bellies » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:43 pm

Proper Burnley player. Gave everything. And being a Jam fan I couldn't help but like him.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:37 am

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:03 pm
I love hindsight its always rosy
Paul Weller was one of the worst players I have seen grace Turf Moor. He lacked pace, desire and heart.

Whilst he wasn't one of the best the above is ********.

To say he lacked desire and heart coming back from what he did is nonsense, he is also nowhere near the worst.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by superdimitri » Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:36 am

He always seemed really good to me. Admittedly I was very young when watching at the time but even then you tend to be able to spot the good from bad. He's also a great guy. I'd definitely recommend watching his interview on the clubs YouTube. I'm sure it will only make you want to buy the book even more. I also think he deserves credit for his work in radio, he's about the only one who backs us on radio lancashire surrounded by Blackburn fans and biased ex Blackburn or Blackpool has beens.

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Post by SalisburyClaret » Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:42 am

Good player, always seemed pretty popular to me

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Post by Rodleydave » Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:01 am

try page 240 Woodleyclaret about managers selecting players when they are clearly not fit after injury.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:48 am

Rodleydave wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:01 am
try page 240 Woodleyclaret about managers selecting players when they are clearly not fit after injury.
I’d let it go, Dave. It is so far from the truth it has to be a fishing trip.

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by the_fat_shearer » Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:11 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:03 pm
Paul Weller was one of the worst players I have seen grace Turf Moor.
:lol: You mustn't have seen many Burnley games then!

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Re: ARTICLE: The New Paul Weller Book

Post by Rodleydave » Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:33 pm

huw.Y good advice I think.

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