Bid on the Side

Oct 22, 2018 | Bid on the Side, News

My thanks go to East Stand season ticket holder Bob Tully for donating both of today’s items. They are both in near perfect condition and Bob reports that they were very good reads.

Item 1. Graeme Souness. Football: My Life, My Passion.

Graeme Souness is a Glasgow Rangers icon and a Liverpool legend in the same bracket as Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. He has racked up getting on for fifty years in and around the world of professional football. The game has been his life, and his enduring passion. Souness has written a perceptive and opinionated autobiography. It chronicles one of the most successful and colourful careers in the history of British football. But it also provides an intriguing assessment of the game which has dominated his existence, drawing extensively on his incredibly rich and varied experiences as a player, manager and pundit. The result is a shrewd, incisive and hard-hitting memoir, at times tinged with hindsight and regret, which also grapples with many of the major talking points affecting the game today.



Item 2. David Goldblatt. The Ball is Round.

David Goldblatt was born in 1965 and inherited, for his sins, Tottenham Hotspurs from his father. His books include Social Theory and the Environment, Global Transformations and the World Football Yearbook. He currently lives in Bristol, the Bermuda triangle of football prowess, where he spreads his affections amongst Spurs, Bristol Rovers and Bristol City.

These items have been auctioned on Ebay since Thursday the 18th of October and will be available for 10 days. The minimum price is just 99p and the highest bidder wins.

A link to these auctions will be found at

If any other Rovers fans have any rare or interesting Rovers related items that they would be happy to donate, please pass the item(s) on to the Supporters Club matchday shop in the car park by the Dribuild Stand.