The Book of Football Quotations
By (author) Phil Shaw
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Book of Football Quotations by Phil Shaw
Book DescriptionNow in it's seventh edition, this compliation includes quotes from everyone - Shakespeare to Shankly, Camus to Cantona, Busby to Beckham - who has made an apt, pithy or comical comment about football. And not just footballers and managers either - fans, pundits, groundsmen, directors and wives all get to have their say too. Every subject is covered - from tactical debates to changing lifestyles - to produce a sometimes hilarious and always thought-provoking commentary on the game. Anyone who thought 'sick as a parrot' and 'over the moon' was as profound as it got, will be pleasantly surprised by the elegance and insight on display. Contributions include gems from all the old masters: Cloughie, Tommy Docherty, Jimmy Greaves, George Best and the best of the very latest wit and wisdom to be caught in print or on tape. 'Footballers are no different from human beings' Graham Taylor 'It's a very well-run outfit from Monday to Friday. It's Saturdays we've got a problem with' Lawrie McMenemy on Southampton 'What I said to them at half-time would be unprintable on the radio' Gerry Francis 'Football hooligans? Well, there are 92 club chairmen for a start' Brian Clough
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091889203
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Phil Shaw
Book of Football Quotations, Paperback (August 2014)
Includes quotes from everyone - Shakespeare to Suarez, Camus to Cantona, Busby to Beckham - who has made an apt, pithy or comical comment about football.
Tell Him He's Pele, Paperback (May 2010)
Footballers may not be known for their profound insights, but it seems no one in the game is above a mixed metaphor or confused cliche. From Harry Redknapp to Martin O'Neill, Patrice Evra to Jason McAteer, this collection of verbal own goals helps you to see the funny side of the beautiful game.
Extreme Ironing, Hardback (October 2003)» View all books by Phil Shaw
Written by the sport's founding father, this book, illustrated throughout with photographs, is a guide to equipment and clothing; a description of the different styles of extreme ironing; and an overview of worldwide developments.
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Author Biography - Phil Shaw
Phil Shaw is a sports writer for the Independent. He has previously written for the Guardian, Observer and Time Out. Along with seven editions of The Book of Football Quotations, originally in collaboration with Peter Ball, he has written Whose Game Is It Anyway? a book about football fanzines. A Leeds United fan and veteran reporter of three European Championships and four World Cups, Phil lives in Staffordshire with his wife and children.
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