This collection of anecdotes is about sporting under-achievers - those with the uncanny ability to create mayhem and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. It is a tribute to those hapless heroes like the goalkeeper who let in 13 goals on his League debut; the golfer who took 23 shots at the 17th hole; and Percy the racing pigeon who beat 1000 rivals in a gruelling 500-mile race, and was then promptly eaten by the neighbourhood cat. The book is divided into ten chapters, covering both major and minor sports, with many items supported by quotes from those involved. Each individual entry is a story in itself.
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Book Description HarperCollinsWillow. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0002185261 New Condition. Light shelf wear on cover. Bookseller Inventory # 5BK-BKB9-9961