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Phil Shaw - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Phil Shaw

The Book of Football Quotations

The Book of Football Quotations

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Now in it's seventh edition, this compilation 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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Other books by Phil Shaw

Sacred Pie: Volume 11

Sacred Pie: Volume 11

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2019

Sacred Pie: Volume 9

Sacred Pie: Volume 9

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2019

Sacred Pie: Volume 8

Sacred Pie: Volume 8

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2019

Sacred Pie

Sacred Pie

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2019

Sacred Pie

Sacred Pie

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Sacred Pie

Sacred Pie

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2018

Sacred Pie

Sacred Pie

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2018

Sacred Pie: Volume 3

Sacred Pie: Volume 3

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2016

Sacred Pie Book 1: Volume 2

Sacred Pie Book 1: Volume 2

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2014

Sacred Pie Book 1: Volume 1

Sacred Pie Book 1: Volume 1

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2014

Tell Him He's Pele

Tell Him He's Pele

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2010

My parents have always been there for me, ever since I was about seven - David Beckham For Tony to admit he is an alcoholic took an awful lot of bottle - Ian Wright on Tony Adams I've been playing in a golf day for a boy seriously injured in a car accident. I had to drive like a lunatic to get here - Ray Houghton, TalkSport football pundit, on why he was late on-air Reporter: What would you be if you weren't a footballer? Peter Crouch: A virgin. I've never been so certain about anything in my life. I want to be a coach. Or a manager. I'm not sure which - Phil Neville 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, see the funny side of the beautiful game with this hilarious collection of verbal own goals. Packed full of hilarious quotes, quips and misfires from the biggest names in football, Tell Him He's Pele is a must for everyone with a sense of humour.

Secrets of Sit'n'Gos

Secrets of Sit'n'Gos

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2008

Secrets of Sit'n'gos is the ULTIMATE GUIDE to one of the most popular forms of poker. Sit'n'go tournaments are single table events usually starting with nine or ten players and paying prizes for the top three finishers. ALL serious poker websites and casinos offer Sit'n'gos - a fun and profitable way to get started in poker without having to risk a lot of money or make many difficult decisions. This book will teach you everything you need to know whether you are a beginner or an experienced poker player, including: * how to go from being a novice to a winner using basic all-in or fold strategies * how to apply more advanced Sit'n'go concepts such as ICM to become an expert player * how to use computer programs effectively in making critical decisions * how to play optimally when heads-up (one-on-one) with high blinds * how to buiild a $200 bankroll to $100,000 in one year purely in Sit'n'go events Phil Shaw will guide you through the early, middle and late stages of play, with clear explanations of the strategies required for success at each.

The Book of Football Quotations

The Book of Football Quotations

Author: Phil Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2003

Now in its nineth edition, this compilation includes quotes from everyone - Shakespeare to Suarez, 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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