Phil Shaw The Book of Football Quotations

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The Book of Football Quotations

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This eighth edition 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 and George Best. And new quotes from the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, John Terry, Cesc Fabregas, Steven Gerrard, Joey Barton, Jose Mourinho, Ian Holloway, Rafa Benitez, Delia Smith and Simon Jordan.

'Footballers are no different from human beings' - Graham Taylor

'I'm a Nigerian and I will remain a Nigerian until I die' - Kanu

'The girls like Frank Lampard and I'd see something in him if I was that way' - John Terry

'I didn't watch the England v Argentina game in 1998 - it was past my bed-time' - Theo Walcott

'My ankle injury is a real pain in the arse' - David Prutton

'Five per cent of me's disappointed to finish second, but the other 50 per cent is happy we've qualified' - Michael Owen

'Wayne Rooney has signed a deal to do five books, which is an awful lot of crayons' - Radio DJ Johnnie Walker

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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

Review:

"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)

"An essential work whose previous offerings have entered the lore and language of the game" (Simon Barnes The Times)

"Still the funniest of such collections" (Time Out)

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