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Squires is back with his second book in the Illustrated History of Football series.

‘A fresh look at the beautiful game’ - NME
Welcome back to the inimitable work of illustrator David Squires.
Most football fans can only dream of pulling on the shirt of their favourite team and running out in front of thousands of adoring fans. Pitch invaders aside, few of us get to experience that adrenalin rush. Of those who do make it as a professional footballer, even fewer realise the giddy heights of success.

In the Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame, cartoonist David Squires returns to celebrate those who straddle the game like giants; those talented, determined souls who were juggling tennis balls in the back streets before they could talk.

There’s more than one way to attain football immortality though, and Squires also turns his comic eye to the mavericks, the pioneers, the forgotten legends and the anti-heroes. From Pele to Meazza, Maradona to Socrates, you will be taken on an unforgettable journey through the good, the bad and the Hagi.

Reviews

In The Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame, David Squires will celebrate some of the games greatest players.

Publisher's Description

David is unparalleled in his ability to highlight how ridiculous modern football can often be with his unique brand of caustic satire.

The Guardian

A ruddy good artist

The Telegraph

A fresh look at the beautiful game

NME

Squires exhibits his personal knowledge of the game in a way that is thoughtful and, as with all comic satirists, really very funny

Daily Express

David Squires is king of the football comic strip, hallway between David Baddiel and Asterix, which is quite a cool place to be

Sunday Telegraph

This book is a perfect Christmas gift for the football-loving fanatic in your life

Southern Star

He’s able to combine his brilliant illustration skills with jokes about the stars and amusing cultural references about the likes of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage. […] It’s perfect to dip in and out of, and will keep you chuckling’

FourFourTwo

[Illustrated History of Football] is the funniest football tome since Viz's Billy the Fish Football Yearbook, published 26 years earlier. [The second volue] Hall of Fame is more of the same.

Esquire

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781780895598

    November 13, 2017

    Century

    240 pages

    RRP $37.99

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  • Hardback

    9781780895581

    November 14, 2016

    Century

    208 pages

    RRP $27.99

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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

    9781473536722

    November 2, 2017

    Cornerstone Digital

    240 pages

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  • EBook

    9781473536715

    November 3, 2016

    Cornerstone Digital

    208 pages

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