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Firsts, Lasts and Onlys of Football Presenting the Most Amazing Football Facts from the Last 160 Years by Paul Donnelley
  

Firsts, Lasts and Onlys of Football Presenting the Most Amazing Football Facts from the Last 160 Years

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Firsts, Lasts and Onlys of Football Presenting the Most Amazing Football Facts from the Last 160 Years by Paul Donnelley

Mister Donnelley's compendium of tantalising tales brings you a multitude of intriguing and amusing stories - from the midfielder murdered by a secret police force to a crazed chairman trying to raze to the ground his club's main stand. Marvel at this fascinating exhibition of Firsts, Lasts and Onlys from the illustrious history of this extraordinary game, and encounter remarkable characters, such as: The first footballer to score for both sides in an FA Cup Final. The only Cabinet Minister to play football for his country. The hapless physio knocked out by his own 'magic sponge'.Delve into the pages of this captivating tome and discover the most amazing football miscellany since records began!

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Paul has an unerring eye for the fascinating. He is one of the world's leading oddity hunters - Jeremy Beadle. Donnelley is the master of reference books - Mitchell Symons.


About the Author

Described by Jeremy Beadle as 'one of the world's leading oddity hunters', Paul Donnelley is a freelance author, journalist and pop historian. He is a Sunday Times Top 10 Best-selling Author with over 15 books to his name and contributions in many more. Paul has also written features for numerous national newspapers and magazines, and has published a number of sports titles including Television Sporting Heroes, The Arsenal Companion, Arsenal: On This Day and Cricket: On This Day. He is currently working on Hamlyn's Firsts, Lasts & Onlys sport series, which include Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Golf and Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Cricket.Location: Essex, UK.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th October 2010

Author

Paul Donnelley

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Publisher

Hamlyn an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Football (Soccer, Association football)
History: specific events & topics
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ISBN

9780600621751

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