Extraordinary But True Tales from over a Thousand Years of London’s History
by Tom Quinn
The world’s favourite sport has certainly given us its fair share of strange moments. Author Andrew Ward has trawled the sports pages of history to create Football’s Strangest Matches, a fascinating collection of bizarre-yet-true tales 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, there are goals and gaffes galore drawn from all levels of the football world, whether high-profile internationals or the lowest tiers of domestic football. This extraordinary book makes a great gift for any football fan, and certainly proves the old adage beloved by football commentators – ‘it’s a funny old game’…
About the author
Journalist, juggler, orange peel collector and expert on Victorian fish painters, Tom Quinn spends much of his time travelling round Britain looking for quirky subjects to write about. His twelve books to date include Shooting’s Strangest Matches and cover everything from antique collecting to English eccentrics. He’s also written a book about the children’s author and illustrator Denys Watkins Pitchford as well as a collection of interviews with survivors of the First World War. He writes occasional obituaries for The Times and edits Country Business magazine.
Extent: 304 pages
Size: 216 x 135mm