Release on 2012-10 | by Gary Lineker,Adrian Clarke,Ian Spragg
Seeing the Funny Side of the Global Game
Author: Gary Lineker,Adrian Clarke,Ian Spragg
Pubpsher: Carlton Publishing Group
Category: Sports & Recreation
Gary Lineker's - Football: It's Unbelievable! is a unique, light-hearted look at the global game. Fronted by Match of the Day presenter and England football legend Gary Lineker, this stunning book, packed with amazing images and a lively text, covers such diverse football topics as amazing goals, tantalising tricks, brilliant saves, embarrassing mistakes, ludicrous haircuts and ghastly shirts. Arranged thematically and featuring everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, Gary Lineker's - Football: It's Unbelievable! explores the most incredible and fascinating football stories and incidents from across the world. The result is an ingenious book that mixes football's brilliant moments with the utterly bonkers to create a unique and thrilling book that will have you astounded and laughing out loud in equal measure.
Hundreds of gaffes and goofs from around the world, supplemented by truly amazing action photos This light-hearted look at the wild and wacky side of the global game of European football covers professional club games, international games, and the grassroots of the sport. If you find beach ball assists, Vinnie Jones putting the squeeze on Gazza, Wolfie the Wolves mascot slugging it out with Bristol City's Three Little Piggies, trees planted on the pitch, or superpink Barbie bar footy machines laugh-out-loud funny, then you'll love this book.
FOUR LIONS explores the changing landscape of postwar England through the careers of four iconic England football captains: Billy Wright, Bobby Moore, Gary Lineker and David Beckham. Between Wright, who fought in World War II, and Beckham, whose battles against Germany were played out on the football field, huge shifts in English society were mirrored by seismic changes to the national game as television transformed the way in which it is financed and consumed. In England, more than any other nation, the man with the captain's armband has symbolic significance: he embodies the nation. And these four lions embody half a century of change: Wright smoked a pipe and had a side parting;Moore, hero of '66, exuded the cool of his era but never found a role beyond football;the savvy, telegenic Lineker hung up his boots to become the face of BBC football;while in the tattooed body of Beckham can be read the impact of commercialisation, corporate sponsorship and the cult of celebrity.
We all like to delve into the minds and lives of our beloved celebrity figures, but this fascinating read is not celebrity gossip, it comes straight from the horse's mouth to reveal all you ever wanted to know about celebrities' favourite football teams and players. With a fitting Foreword by footballing legend Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, this book is a must-read for football fans who wish to know which celebrity is a fellow aficionado of their club, or perhaps a supporter of `the enemy', as well as for the rest of the population, who just love to know what makes our celebrities tick. And it is also a must-buy, as all author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to The Willow Foundation, a charity set up by the legendary Bob Wilson and his wife Megs in 1999 to enable seriously ill young adults to enjoy the treat of a `Special Day' with family and friends.
Who's your favourite England footballer? To help you decide, Match! England Football Heroes tells you everything you need to know about past, present and future superstars! Perfect for young football fans (or anyone with three lions on their shirt), this awesome edition of Match! is packed with all the info about forty-five of the best England players ever – player profiles, facts and stats, quizzes, greatest moments and the 2018 squad's FIFA World Cup journey. This must-have book features ten England legends, the current squad and players to watch from the youth teams. Discover more about Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Jordan Pickford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Kieran Trippier, Marcus Rashford, Dele Alli, Bobby, Moore, Wayne Rooney, Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, Paul Gascoigne, Ryan Sessegnon, Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and many more. Discover more footy fun in this awesome series, with MATCH! Incredible Stats and Facts, MATCH! Football Puzzles, MATCH! Build Your Own Club and MATCH! Joke Book.
Duncan Ferguson. David Moyes. Paul McCartney. A father and a son. A passion for Everton. A passion for The Beatles. Blues & Beatles is the story of football and music across the generations. The story of how a young boy inherited those fascinations from his father - and would one day pass them on to his own son. And it's the story of how he met his heroes along the way. From legendary footballers to a 20th Century icon: one of the Fab Four. Blues & Beatles is a football story and a music story. But above all else, it's a story shared by father and son.Key features- A frank, funny and fascinating story about fathers and sons, told through football and music- Myths and legends and intriguing connections to Dixie Dean and a famous Victorian footballer- Includes interviews with five Everton icons - and a superstar of the 20th Century in Paul McCartney- First-hand accounts of memorable matches and working in the inner-sanctum at Everton FC- Foreword by Everton chairman Bill Kenwright
All Quiet on the Hooligan Front is a compelling exploration into the changing face of football. Covering the years just prior to the Hillsborough disaster up to the present day, it shows how the mood of English football has changed dramatically since the era of hooliganism described in its predecessor, the hugely successful Steaming In. The book revolves around the author’s travels and gives a vivid portrayal of the fun that fans have when supporting their team. It looks at how football has changed now that the terraces have gone, and gives an insight into how members of the press often distort the truth about the game in order to sell more papers. The book emphasises the importance now assigned to marketing within football and, on a darker note, looks at the advent of the drugs culture amongst fans. All Quiet on the Hooligan Front chronicles all of the changes which have occurred in the game post-Hillsborough, and leaves it for the reader to decide whether these have been good or bad for the beautiful game.
National treasure Lorraine Kelly has been great company for years: a sunny, vivacious and loveable presence in your home. Now it's possible to get to know her even better as, for the first time, she opens up about her eventful life and tells her story in her own words. From her working-class childhood growing up in one of the toughest areas of Glasgow, to her early career in journalism during which she covered heartbreaking tragedies such as Dunblane and Lockerbie, and her gradual emergence as the undisputed Queen of Morning TV, Lorraine reveals a life like no other with characteristic warmth and charm. Entertaining, funny and a little bit mischievous, her anecdotes are garnered from a lifetime of meeting, greeting and interrogating the famous and infamous. Full of gossip, glamour and Lorraines inimitable good sense, LORRAINE: BETWEEN YOU AND ME is a book to settle on the sofa with.