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The greatest quotable reference the game has ever had

The greatest football quotations collection ever, now in its ninth edition.
This compilation includes quotes from everyone – Shakespeare to Suarez, Camus to Cantona, Busby to Beckham – who has made an apt, pithy or comical comment about football. And not just footballers and managers either – fans, pundits, groundsmen, directors and wives all get to have their say too. Every subject is covered, from tactical debates to changing lifestyles, to produce a sometimes hilarious and always thought-provoking commentary on the game.

‘My players are always the best players in the world, even if they aren’t’ - José Mourinho

‘He was a quiet man, Eric Cantona, but he was a man of few words’ - David Beckham

‘Sometimes when you aim for the stars you hit the moon’ - Ian Holloway

Reviews

Truly a must... it can make you laugh or cry

Sunday Telegraph

It should be on the shelf of everyone who loves football

The Times

Shaw has drawn together a fine catalogue of comical observations for a book to which enthusiasts will return regularly for comical stimulation

Scotland on Sunday

Shaw has drawn together a fine catalogue of comical observations for a book to which enthusiasts will return regularly for comical stimulation

Scotland on Sunday

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780091959678

    August 15, 2014

    Ebury Press

    576 pages

    RRP $39.99

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  • The Book of Football Quotations
    Phil Shaw

    Paperback

    9780091889203

    April 15, 2003

    Ebury Press

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781446458907

    April 30, 2011

    Ebury Digital

    576 pages

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