Football and All That

Football and All That

by NormanGiller (Author)


From the days of the game in ancient China up till the days of the Beckhams in their palace, football has always been known as a funny old game. In his lively and off-beat study, Norman Giller kicks off by examining the origins of football, starting with the argument over whether the Chinese, the Romans or the English invented the game. He leads us decade by decade through the antics of a procession of great characters who have graced (and sometimes disgraced) the national sport. The major scandals of the decade will be chronicled, as well as the history, hysteria and highlights of the World Cup. It's the Christmas present football fans everywhere have been waiting for.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Published: 08 Nov 2004

ISBN 10: 0340835885
ISBN 13: 9780340835883

Media Reviews
If you are seeking a football book for a prezzie this Christmas that is not ghosted trivia or squelching in sleaze, allow me to recommend an unusual tome that will intrigue the true fan... -- Independent on Sunday 20041205
Author Bio
Norman Giller started his career as a football writer with the Daily Express, covering the World Cup finals of 1966 and 1970 before launching a freelance career that now extends beyond thirty years.