Dribble! : The Unbelievable Encyclopaedia of Football

Dribble! : The Unbelievable Encyclopaedia of Football

Book Title: Dribble! : The Unbelievable Encyclopaedia of Football

Author: Jonathan Wilson

Format: Paperback | 288 pages

Publication Date: 11 Jun 2010

ISBN-13: 9780349122441

Ten years in the making, Dribble! is an A-Z of credulity-twanging facts and stories about what Pele once memorably dubbed 'my bloody job'. It includes definitive explanations of everyday phrases such as 'the magic of the cup' and 'low centre of gravity'; a complete guide to becoming a terrace character and an in-depth account of how Roy Keane's pyjamas got him a smack on the nose . . .

It also addresses hitherto ignored aspects of the beautiful game, including its longstanding relationship with Country and Western. Johnny Cash dubbed himself 'The Man in Black' in homage to his idol, referee Arthur Ellis and wrote what is arguably the greatest song ever written about the life of an assistant referee - 'I Walk the Line'.