A snappy little book containing facts, jargon, and inside information--all that readers need to know to hold their own among the experts.
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Never before has the ability to bluff your way in football been as vital as now. From boardroom to building site, from wine bar to pub, every other conversation seems to be about the game. The smartest dinner parties, which once echoed to talk of Plato and the Old Vic, now concern themselves with Pele and Old Trafford. In short, if you cannot talk about football, you cannot take part in modern life.
Bluffer's Guides is a series of snappy little books containing facts, jargon, and all you need to know for instant expertise.
Mark Mason is a supporter of Coventry City Football Club. Despite this fact he retains a strong interest in the game. His own skills on the football field can perhaps be most charitably described as 'non-existent'. Equally at home in defence or attack (i.e. not at all), his one and only shot on goal, in a school match at the age of 12, was a mere matter of inches wide. Of the corner flag.
In football, as in so many areas of life, those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, become England manager. But for those whose capabilities fall below even this basic level, there is nothing left except to write about the game. Accordingly Mason has penned football articles for a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as producing documentaries on the subject for the BBC. In the course of these endeavours he has hoped that interviewing players would cause some of their magic to rub off on him. Anyone who sees the look of terror in his eyes whenever he has to kick the ball back to a group of six-year-olds in the park will know that it hasn't.
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Book Description Oval Books, London, 2006. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 3rd Edition. Beginner's guide to football. Bookseller Inventory # 000175
Book Description Oval Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1903096960