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This is football comic-ery, but not as you know it. Welcome to the inimitable work of illustrator David Squires.

Football and comics. Once a hearty Saturday combination to match cartoons and cereal, in recent years they’ve drifted apart. Thankfully for us, Squires is here to change all that.

In The Illustrated History of Football, his first book, Squires relives some of football’s most glorious moments and meets its greatest figures. In a sport full of handsome paycheques and corporate sponsors, he also casts a critical eye over corrupt backroom workings and helps pierce football’s overblown balloon.

Funny, good-looking and preternaturally astute, this book is everything Sepp Blatter wishes he could be.

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"A ruddy good artist" (The Telegraph)

"Squires exhibits his personal knowledge of the game in a way that is thoughtful and, as with all comic satirists, really very funny . . . On the face of it this may look like a perfect lavatory book for dad for Christmas. But it is a lot more than that and well worth the read." (Daily Express)

"David is unparalleled in his ability to highlight how ridiculous modern football can often be with his unique brand of caustic satire." (Mike Hytner The Guardian)

"You will really want to buy it" (Football365)

"Squires is the master of the football comic strip and this collection is recommended reading for enlightened football fans everywhere." (Late Tackle)

"Brilliant" (The Set Pieces)

"If you’re not familiar with the work of David Squires, then you really have been deprived up to now" (The Final Third)

"No one captures the absurdities and ugliness of football better than him ... hilarious" (Coach Magazine)

"A bloody funny read" (Adam Peacock, Fox Sports)

"Squires’ opening lines sets the tone for a lively, tongue-in-cheek history of the beautiful game, accompanied by some excellent illustrations." (Dorset Echo)
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  • PublisherCentury
  • Publication date2016
  • ISBN 10 1780895585
  • ISBN 13 9781780895581
  • BindingHardcover
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages208
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