Overview:Balls - Small boys, jumpers for goalposts. Enduring image, isn't it? But the so-called beautiful game is rarely so innocent, so clean-cut or so damned romantic. Behind the dreamy facade of the world's favourite sport lies a superfluity of madness, badness and plain stupidity. Balls is an eclectic anthology of amazing true stories from the world of football, revealing the bizarre and hilarious reality behind the beautiful game. Favouring left-field over legend, the book celebrates colour-blind referees, colourful commentators, dodgy kits, dodgier haircuts, footballers called 'Primrose', players with prosthetic body parts, dangerous goal celebrations, suicidal own goals, pathetic penalty misses, God-fearing goalkeepers, gun-toting fans, shocking scandals, horrendous tragedies, bung-taking managers, UFO-spotting chairmen and loopy matches involving animals, robots and Nazis. Recalling the antics of wayward geniuses like Paul Gascoigne, Diego Maradona and George Best, the book profiles football's most colourful and craziest characters. Who is the former top-flight footballer now living as a fully post-op transsexual? What possessed a World Cup superstar to kidnap 120 Cameroonian pygmies? Which ex-goalkeeper genuinely believes he is the Son of God? Why was a former Southampton fullback offered the throne of Albania? And whatever happened to Maradona's fake rubber penis? Balls trawls through soccer history and traverses the football world to uncover brilliant tales of footballing insanity. Who was the nineteenth century David Beckham? Was a former Everton striker really hung for stealing a sheep in Australia? Why did a professional football team deliberately score one hundred and forty-nine own goals in one match? What propelled El Salvador and Honduras into a full-scale Soccer War? And does FBI Most Wanted terrorist leader Osama bin Laden really support Arsenal? Humorous and irreverent, the book collects hundreds of stories together into chapters on sex, drugs, violence, rock 'n' roll and more. Balls is an unashamed celebration of the mad, bad and stupid aspects of football - the greatest game in the world.
This book is on page /0d46205a290e930c54bf2f3c279ac018/book/1603725653-9781840189308. It was written by the following authors: Paul Brown, Ubaldo Nifosi. Book Balls, which can be read online, published by the company: Youcanprint, Transworld Publishers Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books, Transport: general interest, Humour. The book was published on 2004-09-02 00:00:00. It has 242 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 374 g. File for download Balls has PDF format and is called balls.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our goptimiz.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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