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Description - Balls by Paul Brown

Balls is an eclectic collection of amazing true stories from the world of football, revealing the bizarre and hilarious reality behind the beautiful game. Favouring left-field over legend, the book celebrates colour-blind referees, colourful commentators, dodgy kits, dodgier haircuts, footballers called Primrose , players with prosthetic body parts, dangerous goal celebrations, suicidal own goals, pathetic penalty misses, God-fearing goalkeepers, gun-toting fans, shocking scandals, horrendous tragedies, bung-taking managers, UFO-spotting chairmen and loopy matches involving animals, robots and Nazis. Recalling the antics of wayward geniuses like Paul Gascoigne, Diego Maradona and George Best, the book profiles football s craziest and most colourful characters- What possessed a World Cup superstar to kidnap 120 Cameroonian pygmies? Which ex-goalkeeper genuinely believes he is the Son of God? Why was a former Southampton full-back offered the throne of Albania? Was a former Everton striker really hung for stealing a sheep in Australia? And whatever happened to Maradona s fake rubber penis? umorous and irreverent, the book presents hundred

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845960636
ISBN-10: 1845960637
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Brown

Paul Brown is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for magazines such as FourFourTwo. His previous book, Black & White Army, was described as a 'Geordie Fever Pitch'. He lives by the banks of the River Tyne and is a long-suffering supporter of Newcastle United.

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