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Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular: A Riotous Footballing Memoir About the Loneliest Position on the Field
     

Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular: A Riotous Footballing Memoir About the Loneliest Position on the Field

by Graham Joyce
 

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year
 
At the age of 52, a British writer gets the sudden call-up to play for the England soccer team in the World Cup competition. The team can’t find a goalkeeper and he’s going to have to come out of retirement. No it’s not a nightmare. The team is the England Writers XI, a

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year
 
At the age of 52, a British writer gets the sudden call-up to play for the England soccer team in the World Cup competition. The team can’t find a goalkeeper and he’s going to have to come out of retirement. No it’s not a nightmare. The team is the England Writers XI, a chronically-unskilled collection of scribblers who can’t let go of their fantasies about being real footballers. Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular is a riotous footballing memoir about the loneliest position on the field, looking back on schoolboy triumphs and adult ignominy. From the chaos of coats-down park soccer mobs to the casual violence of pub teams, from the excitement of schoolboy shield winners to knackered old World Cup squads, it’s the goalie who always gets it in the neck. Every goalkeeper—and every goalkeeper’s wife or girlfriend—should read this book.

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ISBN-13:
9781845964474
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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