Football Cliches (Hardback)Adam Hurrey (author)
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'A must-have' - The Telegraph
'Book of the Week' - The Independent
'Hilarious' - Sport Magazine
In what other context do football fans use the words 'aplomb' or 'derisory'? Why don't we use 'rifle' as a verb on the other six days of the week? Why do aggrieved midfielders feel the instinctive need to make a giant ball-shaped gesture with both hands after a mistimed tackle is punished?
The more football Adam Hurrey watched, the more he began to spot the recurring mannerisms, behaviours, opinions and iconography that were mindlessly repeated in the football media.
Some cliches are ridiculous, some are quaintly outdated, some have survived through their sheer indisputability. Here, featuring gloriously pseudo-scientific diagrams and the inimitable writing style that made footballcliches.com a smash hit, they are covered in all their glory.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 206 x 148 x 21 mm
Book of the Week. For me, this is a top, top effort by the boy Hurrey. * The Independent *
An entertaining, hilarious dissection of the language of football, complete with diagrams and illustrations. Open your chequebook for a last-ditch transfer swoop. * Sport Magazine *
An ideal Christmas gift for anyone who enjoys reading about or watching football. * Sport English *
Adam Hurrey's Football Cliches takes an often extremely funny look at football's peculiar language. * www.sportsbookofthemonth.com *