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Scoring At Half Time

Author: George Best
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446447936
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Michael Parkinson: 'What was the nearest to kick-off that you made love to a woman?'George Best: 'Er- I think it was half-time actually'George Best was the first celebrity footballer and to many the greatest British player ever. In Scoring at Half-Time he gathers together his favourite memories, stories and anecdotes from his experiences in and out of the game over the last forty years. No dressing room door is left unopened, no player's bar tale untold and no secret kept in this fond, humorous look at football's golden era from the man who was usually there when it happened. Inside stories and lurid tales about George, Bobby, Denis, Nobby and Fergie amongst others. Scoring at Half-Time will delight anyone who has ever wanted to spend time in the company of the footballing legend.

Nearly Famous Adventures Of An After Dinner Speaker

Author: Bob Bevan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448114063
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Firmly established in the world of entertainment, The Cat's route to fame has been through corporate and sporting dinners. He grew up loving sport and perservered despite having only one eye and an almost total absence of natural ability. His reputation as a figure of fun and his readiness to laugh at his own failures have reaped rich rewards. How many of us have played football with Bobby Moore and George Best at Wembley, or played at Lord's, or written a poem teasing the Duke of Edinburgh for never recognising us? In Nearly Famous, The Cat writes hilariously of the many famous people he has worked with - everyone from Colin Cowdrey, Bobby Robson and Terry Venables to Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly, Eric Morcambe and Brian Johnston - and the highs and lows of that most serious of businesses: making people laugh.

The Blizzard The Football Quarterly Issue Eleven

Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd
ISBN:
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The Blizzard is a quarterly football publication, put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Issue Eleven Contents ----------------------------------------- African Champions League ----------------------------------------- * Firdose Moonda - Following Orlando Pirates’ run to the final of the African Champions League * Colin Udoh, Football’s Only Part of It - To prosper in the African Champions League you have to play the game off the pitch as well as on it * James Montague, In Memoriam - After the tragedy of Port Said, Al Ahly’s seventh Champions League success was far more than a footballing victory * Oluwashina Okeleji, The Triumph of the People’s Elephant - How Enyimba became only the second team to retain the African Champions League * Ian Hawkey, The Flight of the Ravens - The rivalry between TP Mazembe and Asante Kotoko dominated African football in the late sixties * Segun Ogunfeytimi - Images of the passion stirred in Nigeria by this season’s African Champions League --------------------- Interview --------------------- * Martín Mazur, Oscar Washington Tabárez - El Maestro on how he keeps Uruguay overachieving --------------------- Theory --------------------- * Gunnar Persson, Roy’s Swedish Revolution - How Roy Hodgson transformed the face of the Swedish game * Andi Thomas, The Waiting Game - The strange world of the back-up goalkeeper * Uli Hesse, Learning to Press - The tactical revolution that led to the transformation of the German game ----------------------- Identity ----------------------- * Nicholas Hogg, Size 5 - Football, growing up in Leicester and falling out of love with the game * Dion Fanning, Booze Boys - Tracing Irish football’s sozzled relationship with alcohol ---------------------- Referees ---------------------- * Sam Kelly, The Final Whistler - Horacio Elizondo on the strategy of officiating and sending off Zidane in the World Cup final * Alexander Jackson and David Toms, The First Modern Ref - Refereeing a Cup final cost Harry Nattrass his job but he became the greatest official of his age * Ben Lyttleton, The Psychologist - Tom Henning Øvrebø on man-management and that game at Stamford Bridge ---------------------- Exile ---------------------- * James Horncastle, The Lost Legend - Árpád Weisz was one of Serie A’s first great coaches. He was also Jewish. * Igor Rabiner, Closure - Travelling through with Avram Grant to find the graves of his grandparents * Shaul Adar, The Survivor - Emmanuel Schaffer escaped the holocaust and took Israel to the World Cup ------------------------ Fiction ------------------------ * David Ashton, The Handkerchief - Young love intervenes between a goalkeeper and his chance of glory ----------------------------- Greatest Games ----------------------------- * Richard Winton, Dundee 1 Dundee United 2 - Scottish Premier League, Dens Park, Dundee, 14 May 1983 ------------------------- Eight Bells ------------------------- * Michael Yokhin, Unexpected league leaders - A selection of minnows who, briefly, found themselves at the top of the tree

A View From The Terraces Part 1

Author: Steve Wilson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 132614930X
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A recollection of more than thirty years of watching professional sport across Britain and Europe. The memories cover more than a thousand games of Football, Rugby League, Cricket, Ice Hockey and Rugby Union