When Saturday Comes: The Half Decent Football Book
The best chants, the funniest nicknames, the greatest headlines and enough little-known facts to keep the average football supporter entertained and entertaining for several seasons. This is the story of the greatest game on earth, from abandoned matches to Yeovil Town , via celebrity fans, mascots, punditry and superstitions, written from the fan s point of view and with a separate entry for every club in the English and Scottish leagues.
Who cares why, if Torquay United s strikers had been more prolific in the 1950s, England may never have won the World Cup; or where football hooliganism actually began; or who the hell Captain Henry Blythe Thornhill Wakelam is?
We do. Because as every true student of the game knows: it s important.
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