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The Book of Football Quotations by Phil Shaw
  

The Book of Football Quotations

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A compilation that includes quotes from everyone - Shakespeare to Shankly, Camus to Cantona, Busby to Beckham - who has made an apt, pithy or comical comment about football. It covers subjects ranging from tactical debates to changing lifestyles.

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The Book of Football Quotations by Phil Shaw

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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Truly a must... it can make you laugh or cry Sunday Telegraph It should be on the shelf of everyone who loves football The Times Shaw has drawn together a fine catalogue of comical observations for a book to which enthusiasts will return regularly for comical stimulation Scotland on Sunday Shaw has drawn together a fine catalogue of comical observations for a book to which enthusiasts will return regularly for comical stimulation Scotland on Sunday


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.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th August 2014

Author

Phil Shaw

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Publisher

Ebury Press an imprint of Ebury Publishing

Format

Paperback
576 pages

Categories

Sport from the Armchair
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Football (Soccer, Association football)

ISBN

9780091959678

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