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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Rise and Fall of Pontypool RFC

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Pontypool Rugby FootballClub was one of the great Welsh teams until it's decline in the 1990s; this is their story

In this engrossing book, Alun Carter and Nick Bishop recount the dramatic story of the rise and fall of one of the great enigmas of Welsh club rugby: Pontypool RFC. They chart the glories and violence of the amateur era in the 1970s and 1980s before the club en
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Mainstream Publishing (first published September 12th 2013)
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Mat Davies
Mar 02, 2015 Mat Davies rated it really liked it
Candid and often hilarious account of the rise and fall of one of Welsh rugby's legendary teams. Written as oral history, it helps if you have a good working knowledge of the game and its protagonists so this is not really a book for the casual supporter but neither is it aimed at them.

What emerges from the book holds salutary lessons for those supposedly "running" the game. There is a sadness at the heart of the book that is hard to avoid but equally a rich and evocative portrait of a fantasti
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Jeff Howells
Dec 27, 2013 Jeff Howells rated it it was amazing
Why would I give this book anything but 5 stars? Took me back on a nostalgic journey to my youth when we really were the best rugby club on the planet,
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