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A Load of Balls: Football's Funny Side
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A Load of Balls: Football's Funny Side (Hardback)

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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 pot pourri of double entendres, timeless quips and amusing anecdotes from the tongues of football's elite. Hundreds of silly stories and priceless nuggets have been sources that collectively recreate the unique excitement, drama and unpredictability of football in the words of the sport's practitioners. The result is a wry, idiosyncratic and sometimes bizarre 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 timeless quotes and 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.

HumourHumour collections & anthologiesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationAmerican footballSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationAustralian Rules footballSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationFootball or Soccer incl Association footballSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationGaelic football Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Publication Date: 01/10/2009 ISBN-13: 9781845964375  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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.

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