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The Football Pocket Bible

Gavin Cooke

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Sports & outdoor recreation, Football (Soccer, Association football), Gift books

This pocket guide takes you through every aspect of football, from kits, clubs and competitions to tactics, transfers and triumphs. Discover famous rivalries, infamous players and the history behind our nation's most popular sport. Full of fascinating trivia and practical information, this armchair handbook will enlighten, educate and entertain.

The perfect gift for every football fan

When was the first World Cup held? Which football team has the smallest ground? And what exactly is the Cruyff turn?

Find the answer to all these and more inside The Football Pocket Bible, a compendium of football trivia and titbits about the world's most popular sport. Inside, debate the tactics and the transfers, the teams and the triumphs, defend the clubs, the competitions and the kits and indulge in the books, the films and the infamous songs. You’ll also find practical information like the best pubs for away supporters, how to explain the offside rule and even how to set up a grassroots football club.

This pocket guide will answer all your football questions, from the lowest attendance record to the highest wages paid to a footballer. Find out about memorable World Cup moments, the history of the Premier League, as well as the Bosman ruling and the Hillsborough disaster. Whether you're a seasoned supporter or a budding football fanatic, whether your favourite football film is Bend it Like Beckham or The Damned United, The Football Pocket Bible is guaranteed to entertain and enlighten every lover of the beautiful game. So if you want all the

football facts at your fingertips, kick back and climb to the top of the league with The Football Pocket Bible today.

You won’t need any substitutes.

“Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.” Frank Gifford

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” Bill Shankly

"There is only one word to describe football and that is 'if only'" Bobby Robson

"Football and cookery are the two most important subjects in this country" Delia Smith

This beautiful hardback edition has both dust-cover and gold embossing on the spine making it the perfect gift. Every Pocket Bible is lovingly crafted to give you a unique mix of useful references, handy tips and fascinating trivia that will enlighten and entertain you at every page. There is a Pocket Bible for everyone...

Other titles in the series: The Rugby Pocket Bible, The Camping Pocket Bible, The Cricket Pocket Bible, The Dad's Pocket Bible and The DIY Pocket Bible.

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