Jumpers For Goalposts

Author: Tom Wells
ISBN: 9781848423268
Size: 16,76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 192

A charming comedy about Britain's national sport, soccer, penned by one of the UK's most exciting young playwrights.

Jumpers For Goalposts

Author: Rob Smyth
Editor: Elliot & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781907642227
Size: 20,20 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 484

Jumpers For Goalposts is a fascinating reflection on the history of British soccer, which examines why the charm, innocence, and good humor has disappeared from today's game, compared to the golden days of yesteryear. Smyth considers everything from the huge wage bills, to players' lack of loyalty to their clubs, and their escapades off the pitch. He concludes that the true beauty of football is when it's at its simplest. Including anecdotes from players, past and present, and other sporting insiders, Jumpers For Goalposts is an exhaustive study of whether football has lost its charm—and, perhaps more importantly, whether it can ever get it back.

Jumpers For Goalposts

Author: Dave Gomm
ISBN: 9781693106101
Size: 17,67 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 970

Boys and girls football book. The story the formation of a boys football team from a clueless manager. John moves to the country and becomes the manager of Grove Challengers under 7's so that his son can get a game of football. This is the story of their start, from the hysterical size of the pitches and goalposts , to the development of the team. The little characters of these six-year old kids comes through, as well as the growth of the team as a unit. It has lots of humour and observations as their soccer skills progress.As the team grow and the kids become footballers, the story of their rise from a scrappy bunch of ragamuffins into a proper, competing football team unfolds.This is a book for football fans of any age, suitable for children also, that pre-dates small-sided football and gives a lovely insight into how boys soccer was in the 1990's. Witty observations about the game, the highs and the lows with goals, laughter and disappointment, while winning and losing players, matches and championships.Well worth a read and a superb gift!

Jumpers For Goal Posts

Author: Jamie Redknapp
Editor: Headline
ISBN: 9781472271938
Size: 19,33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 172

For the Redknapp clan, football is a family concern; it's the family business. Harry's younger son, Jamie, enjoyed a 17-year professional football career, playing most notably for Liverpool and Spurs. He also won 17 caps for England. Now, of course, Jamie is a respected football pundit with Sky Sports and columnist with the Daily Mail. Jamie grew up in Britain in the 70s and 80s, with a father and uncle who were earning their living in the professional game. His childhood was characterised by the warmth of a loving family and a profound love of football. The very first game Jamie watched live was Third Division AFC Bournemouth versus the might of Manchester United at Dean Court in the FA Cup in 1984. 'I'll never forget that day,' he says, something all football fans can relate to. But the big difference on that day was that this ten-year-old's dad was Bournemouth's manager. 'I used to duck him off school,' says Harry. 'I was off to training and the school was on the way and Jamie used to say to me, "Can I come training rather than go to school?", and I used to say, "Yeah, come on, but don't tell your mum."' Harry's Boy is a richly-evoked and nostalgic childhood memoir featuring a family steeped in football. It deftly explores the father-son relationship between Harry and young Jamie with enormous warmth and charm. What emerges is a deeply moving, heartfelt and beautifully personal account of growing up as the second son of Harry Redknapp. It also doubles up as an enchanting love letter to football.

Star Observer Magazine December 2014

Author: Elias Jahshan
Editor: Star Observer
Size: 15,40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 750

Champagne And Cheese Wire

Author: Sue Butler
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291162135
Size: 10,84 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 716

Gossy The Autobiography

Author: Jeremy Goss
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445619121
Size: 17,72 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 219

The official autobiography of the famous ex-Canary and Welsh international, Jeremy Goss.


Author: Paul Kane
Editor: Creative Guy Publishing
ISBN: 1894953142
Size: 10,23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 379

Paul Kane - author of Alone (in the Dark) and Touching the Flame - has returned, not to terrify this time, but to tickle the funnybone. Inside this book you'll find a collection of his most outrageous humorous horror, with stories ranging from "Dracula in Love" to "The Last Temptation of Alice Crump..".and not forgetting fan favourite "The Bones Brothers." Funnybones also includes several of the adventures of Dalton Quayle, that most famous of supernatural detectives.


Author: Ray Robinson
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802199127
Size: 19,24 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 769

This novel of a thirty-year-old epileptic woman and her estranged family is “mesmerizing . . . and unexpectedly tender” (Jim Crace, author of Harvest). Lily O’Connor lives with epilepsy, uncontrollable surges of electricity that leave her in a constant state of edginess. Prickly and practical, she’s learned to make do, to make the most of things, to look after—and out for—herself. Then her mother—whom Lily has not seen for years—dies, and Lily is drawn back into a world she thought she’d long since left behind. Reunited with her brother, a charismatic poker player, Lily pursues her own high-stakes gamble, leaving for London to track down her other, missing brother Mikey. In the pandemonium of the city, Lily’s seizures only intensify. As her journey takes her from her comfort zone, it leads her into the question of what her life is meant to be. “A wry, ingenuous, hugely compassionate heroine.” —The Guardian “A gritty tour of both London and the wrecked neurological pathways of epileptic Lily O’Connor. With equal parts hip misanthropy and sweet, clean-hearted sentiment, Ray Robinson convincingly channels the voice of a woman at war with the material world, for whom language itself arrives as a jarring shock to the brain.” —Jonathan Raymond, author of The Half-Life

I M Not Really Here

Author: Paul Lake
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409021866
Size: 11,45 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 981

Paul Lake was Manchester born, a City fan from birth. His footballing talent was spotted at a young age and, in 1983, he signed coveted schoolboy forms for City. Only a short time later he was handed the team captaincy. An international career soon beckoned and, after turning out for the England under-21 and B teams, he received a call-up to the England training camp for Italia '90. Earmarked as an England captain in the making, Paul became a target for top clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool, but he always stayed loyal to his beloved club, deeming Maine Road the spiritual home at which his destiny lay. But then, in September 1990, disaster struck. Paul ruptured his cruciate ligament; sustaining the worst possible injury that a footballer can suffer. And so began his nightmare. Neglected, ignored and misunderstood by his club after a succession of failed operations, Paul's career began to fall apart. Watching from the sidelines as similarly injured players regained their fitness, he spiralled into a prolonged bout of severe depression. With an enforced retirement from the game he adored, the death of his father and the collapse of his marriage, Paul was left a broken man. Set against a turning point in English football, I'm Not Really Here is the powerful story of love and loss and the cruel, irreparable damage of injury; of determination, spirit and resilience and of unfulfilled potential and broken dreams.