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Now in it's seventh edition, this compliation 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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"If there is an apology, it must be coming by horseback" Arsène Wenger
When Arsenal's po-faced manager made his wry comment at Alex Ferguson's claim he had sent an apology after his off-the-record comments were published about how Arsenal turned games into battles, nobody would be surprised at the acerbic attitude of Wenger's Manchester Utd rival.

If you want to relive this and many, many more equally amusing and famous comments or simply hear them for the first time, the latest edition of The Book of Football Quotations is a great place to kick off.

Packed with amusing, touching and sometimes downright ignorant comments ("The only place for women in football is making the tea at half-time." --Rodney Marsh, former England player) the book will provide you with far more than the usual 90 minutes of entertainment.

Making no pretence at political correctness, ("I shook his hand. That hand's been on so many pairs of boobs." --Gazza on meeting Sean Connery) Phil Shaw's collection of gems will have you laughing out loud long before the final whistle. Most of the big names are represented in one form or another, as are a few of the newer faces to grace the pitch:

"I'll be in trouble with my girlfriend if I'm picked--I don't think she'll be too happy to hear I've been chasing Totti around Rome" --Jonathon Woodgate, teenage Leeds Utd defender, on the prospect of facing Roma striker Francesco Totti, 1998.
Great for any footie fan, this is a book that will regularly have you running into extra time! -- Lucie Naylor

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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)

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