Football's Strangest Matches: Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of football
Published : Thursday 2 August 2018
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Sports fanatic, journalist and inveterate chronicler of the weird, Andrew Ward is the author of Football's Strangest Matches, Cricket's Strangest Matches, Golf's Strangest Rounds, Bridge's Strangest Games and Horse Racing's Strangest Races.
`It's a funny old game.' The world's favourite sport has certainly given us its fair share of strange moments, and this absorbing collection gathers together the best of them, from more than a century of the beautiful game. From Blackburn Rovers' one-man team to Wilfred Minter's seven-goal haul in which he still ended up on the losing side, here are goals and gaffes galore drawn from all levels of the footballing world, whether high-profile internationals or the lowest tiers of domestic football. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. This brand new edition, redesigned in splendid hardback for 2018, is the perfect gift for the soccer obsessive in your life. Word count: 45,000 words