A Load of Balls: Football's Funny Side

A Load of Balls: Football's Funny Side

by John Scally

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A Load of Balls: Football's Funny Side by John Scally

As former England striker and television pundit Jimmy Greaves famously said, football is 'a funny old game'. In A Load of Balls: Football's Funny Side, John Scally confirms the truth of his statement by providing a potpourri of double entendres, timeless quips and amusing anecdotes from the tongues of football's elite.

Hundreds of silly stories and priceless nuggets have been sourced to recreate the unique excitement, drama and unpredictability of football in the words of the sport's practitioners. The result is a wry, quirky and sometimes outlandish catalogue of comic creations. For lovers of the absurd, outrageous and totally bizarre, this selection of stories and quotes will amuse and delight.

Packed with priceless gaffes from the likes of David Beckham ('My parents have been there for me since I was about seven'), Bobby Robson ('We didn't underestimate them; they were just a lot better than we thought') and Paul Gascoigne ('I've never made any predictions about anything and I never will'), this hilarious collection is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of even the most casual sports fan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845969455
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 343 KB

About the Author

John Scally works as a teacher in Dublin and was formerly a journalist and broadcaster. He is the is the author of over 20 books, including Odd-Shaped Balls and Legends of Irish Rugby.

Table of Contents

Glossary 9

Introduction 13

1 Posh and Becks 16

2 Alex Versus Arsène 28

3 Thank You for the Music 34

4 Simply the Best 42

5 King Kev 49

6 The Gaffer 56

7 Big Ron, Big Mouth 80

8 Play On 85

9 Carry on Commentating 106

10 Sir Bobby 132

11 The Global Game 137

12 Aspects of Love 153

13 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 173

14 Gazza 189

15 Flower of Scotland 194

16 Shiny Unhappy People 206

17 Nice Things Liverpool Fans Say About Manchester United 217

18 Holy Wit 218

19 The Fame Game 227

20 Beauty and the Beast 233

21 A Game for All Seasons 238

22 Extra Time 251

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