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A Random History of Football
by Colin Murray | Sports
Registered by asia_be_es of Warszawa, Mazowieckie Poland on 6/22/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by asia_be_es from Warszawa, Mazowieckie Poland on Monday, June 22, 2015

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Random occurences that shaped the history of football - an alternative history of the game from loveable broadcaster Colin Murray.
Nowadays a top Premiership football club can spend £50 million on a Portuguese pin-up or a legendary Italian goalkeeper, but you cannot take into account the effects of a dodgy takeaway meal, a dropped bottle of aftershave on a goalkeeper's toe, or the fact that your most creative player has to leave town because of a chance drunken encounter with another player's wife. It is these random moments that have shaped football as much as the headline-grabbing Cantona kung fu kick and that Russian linesman in 1966. In this witty alternative history of football you will learn:
* Different sizes of football were used in each half of the inaugural World Cup Final of 1930.
* Sheffield United almost signed Diego Maradona.
* Saddam Hussein changed the result of an Iraq versus Chelsea match.
* Bury FC's Robbie the Bobby tops the league of worst-behaved mascots.
From the height of international football to the scandal of the Conference league Christmas party that cost far more than a bar-bill, Colin Murray tries his best to make you believe, once more, in football's unpredictability [amazon.co.uk] 


Journal Entry 2 by asia_be_es at Uccle / Ukkel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Friday, January 05, 2018

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I bought it in a secondhand shop in Legionowo (Poland). Well, I'm afraid I will not read it - too many books waiting in a queue... 


Journal Entry 3 by asia_be_es at Boîte à livres - Place Saint-Job in Uccle / Ukkel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Monday, January 22, 2018

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Released 8 mos ago (1/22/2018 UTC) at Boîte à livres - Place Saint-Job in Uccle / Ukkel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium

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