By (author) Rippon, Anton

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: Football explores some of the most bizarre football events throughout history, from its birth during the Industrial Revolution, to the major tournaments of the Beautiful Game in the 21st century. From the player sold for GBP10 and a box of kippers, to unusual injuries on the pitch, this book gathers some of the most curious moments of footballing history, a game that continues to be both an amazing entertainment spectacle and extraordinarily accessible to people everywhere. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.

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  • Contents to include: Ashbourne vs Ashbourne: late result Who invented football? 'I'm going to play soccer' The man who championed the amateur game First FA Cup goal A fixity of fixtures' The formation of the leagues Invincible Preston Paid to play football? You must be joking... Amateurism vs professionalism England's first professional Penalty, ref! Gentleman prefer to miss Penalty extremes Fifth time lucky The cricket club that turned up by mistake 36-0 - and they think it's all an over A game of three halves Four months to complete a match: Roll on floodlights... No goals please: Burnley and Stoke cheat the system Poxy Boro stage a secret semi-final: Plenty of sea air the solution The only Romany to play for England?: Rabbi Howell's career overshadowed by controversy The enigmatic Nettie Honeyball: Just don't call her 'ornamental and useless' Women's football's long march: From factory to football field First Ibrox Park disaster: 'This football maddened crowd' Chelsea and the Aberdeen Terrier: Canine ankle-biter creates a new club Heatwave at Hyde Road: Manchester City's players find it all too much The election campaign scandal: Chairman wants seat in Parliament as well as director's box Il Padre di Calcio Italiano: Unsung in his own country but a legend abroad 'Unpatriotic and unproductive'?: Football stands accused of hindering the war effort Bombs away! Footballers come under the hammer: The great Leeds City auction Facing the music All at sea: The Scottish club that found themselves foundering Smoke me a kipper... A different kind of shot on target: Murdered by an angry neighbour One ground, one day, two matches - twice: Cuckoos in the nest Bill's busy week It's raining goals: One-word change to the laws brings defensive chaos The day the goalies would like to forget Dixie Dean - Goal Machine: The origins of the prolific scorer's nickname Keeping it in the family Ten-goal Joe Payne: It's always the quiet ones Derek Dooley: from ecstasy to agony Stoley and the Argonauts' fruitless quest: Club that never played a game What's in a name? 'Back to square one': Arsenal - in the vanguard of new media BBC Match of the Day The Football League's sabotage plan: But censoring fixture lists failed to drain the pools Pea-souper Sam Thinking outside the box entirely: Football's unconventional managers Missionary adopts a principled position: Betting on yourself is not always a good idea Brotherly love - but no cap Passions run high at Hitler's Olympics: Peruvians pack their bags and head home in a huff 'Heil Hitler!': England told to salute the Nazi bigwig but Aston Villa refuse to obey The penalties of war: When football waited for the all-clear Doubling up Blades still blitzed years later Vic's Italian job: Living at the stadium with enemy POWs What do you get if you cross a palm with silver?: The end of a barren run of 62 years, that's what Those mysterious Russkis: Incorruptible workers against corrupt capitalists? Thirteen goals - unlucky for some: Record score achieved three times Flying Doctor, Irish style: The double international who made sporting history The Burnden Park disaster: Safety lessons go unheeded for decades The oldest player in the Football League: Emergency goalie sets record at the age of 51 Forced out of existence by sectarian violence: The tragedy of Belfast Celtic For the want of a boot: Remembering Indian football's barefoot generation The goal that echoed around the world: The biggest shock in World Cup history - thanks to a Haitian immigrant Posh attendance Injured goalkeeper locked out: Heroics in a 6-5 thriller Gone in 20 seconds In off the ref: Baily's goal should not have stood Footballer - and civil rights activist Deadly strikes of the lightning variety: Footballers killed playing the game they loved Drowned while searching for ball The cruellest way to be KO'd in the Cup?: Blindfolded Roman boy controls football fates A LINESMAN BY ANY OTHER NAME Six old boys hit six: Rejects return to shock former club The lights are on but is anyone at home? Cycling in the dark: How England stars used to fall foul of the law The child star whose career was on hold for seven years: Manchester United wanted him - before he broke his leg 'Cashley' Cole - needs time to pay The greatest comeback?: 5-1 down and yet they still win Undersoil heating worked too well 'Is he the type to captain England?': The corridors of moral power Wage-capping Lincoln City's mighty reprieve: The Imps win six in a row to avoid relegation Nothing to smile about Double hat-tricks - not good enough: The highest scoring losers in FA Cup history Christmas goal-fest No train, but one plane and several automobiles: One long journey for one very short career Pulled muscle or playing badly? Bring on the sub!: But injury-faking footballers prompt a rule change The football war: When El Salvador and Honduras went into battle for real Don't mention the World Cup ball: Tracked down after 30 years Not yet over the Jimmy Hill True double sportsman: First-class football and cricket on the same day Grounds of appeal: Football and cricket generally good neighbours Fastest own-goal in League history Whistle down the win: Fulham's missing 78 seconds From zero but not to heroes Hang on while we look for a bomb: The IRA not keen on football From salad cream to stray dogs: Football's freak injuries Fred wasn't dead after all 'Bambi on ice': How the wool was pulled over Graeme Souness's eyes Not his finest hour People in football grounds shouldn't throw celery The Gold Chain Derby: It's a good thing Mr T doesn't play football Teams that wanted to score against themselves: Crazy rule that saw football become farce When team-mates came to blows: Charlton's pair of strikers took it literally Flying chicken wings: Italian love affair ruined by a plate of food No petrol money, no players: The team that went on strike over travelling expenses Three goals, three different goalkeepers Only one team in Tallinn - and they're Scottish: Long way to go for three seconds The green parrot given a red card: Me-Tu's touchline ban Referees who red card themselves: When match officials lose it Like father, like son A few of football's marked men: Naughty boys who played with electronic tags Going to the Match - it's expensive these days: Lowry's painting finds a home Ooops! The transfer scoop that wasn't When Socrates played for Garforth: The Brazilian superstar who lit up (in) a small Yorkshire town Long hair and earrings - banned!: They like their football strictly manly in Argentina and Nigeria The great hijab debate: Olympic dreams shattered by head-covering ban Banned from watching football - even on TV Why you should never leave before the end: Parents miss their son's moment of history Club Chairman sees a UFO: But fails to spot the false messiah trying to take over his club The Battle of Bramall Lane: Injuries, red cards and accusations fly The FA Cup tie that wouldn't die: Chesterfield and Droylsden just couldn't bear to say bye One long Scilly season... Manager just for ten minutes: Manages to see the funny side 'One of the craziest goals in history': Liverpool beaten by a beach ball A woman running the line?: Whatever next? Not to be sniffed at Cold comfort for Oldham supporters: Sub-zero wait for tickets rewarded only by heavy defeat What a difference 25 years make Handcuffed to a goalpost: The Liverpool fan with an axe to grind

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書名 Football
著作者等 Rippon, Anton
シリーズ名 Amazing and Extraordinary Facts
出版元 David & Charles
刊行年月 2012.07.27
ページ数 144p
大きさ H172 x W130
ISBN 9781446302484
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス