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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407031354
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Tell Him He's Pele

The Greatest Collection of Humorous Football Quotations Ever!




My parents have always been there for me, ever since I was about seven - David Beckham

For Tony to admit he is an alcoholic took an awful lot of bottle - Ian Wright on Tony Adams

I've been playing in a golf day for a boy seriously injured in a car accident. I had to drive like a lunatic to get here - Ray Houghton, TalkSport football pundit, on why he was late on-air

Reporter: What would you be if you weren't a footballer?
Peter Crouch: A virgin.

I’ve never been so certain about anything in my life. I want to be a coach. Or a manager. I’m not sure which - Phil Neville

Footballers may not be known for their profound insights, but it seems no one in the game is above a mixed metaphor or confused cliché. From Harry Redknapp to Martin O’Neill, Patrice Evra to Jason McAteer, see the funny side of the beautiful game with this hilarious collection of verbal own goals. Packed full of hilarious quotes, quips and misfires from the biggest names in football, Tell Him He's Pele is a must for everyone with a sense of humour.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407031354
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

About the Author

Phil Shaw

Phil Shaw is a sports journalist who has written for the Independent, Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Scotland on Sunday, Time Out and Backpass magazine. He has compiled nine editions of The Book of Football Quotations over the past 30 years, the first five in collaboration with the late Peter Ball. Among the major sporting events on which he has reported are five World Cups and four European Championships. Phil is a native of Leeds and now lives with his wife Julie in Staffordshire.

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