Tell Him He's Pele: The Greatest Collection of Humorous Football Quotations Ever!

Tell Him He's Pele: The Greatest Collection of Humorous Football Quotations Ever!

by PhilShaw (Author)


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 cliche. 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.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Publisher: Ebury Press
Published: 27 May 2010

ISBN 10: 0091935970
ISBN 13: 9780091935979

Media Reviews
Still the funniest of such collections. --Time Out
It should be on the shelf of everyone who loves football. --The Times
An essential work whose previous offerings have entered the lore and language of the game. --Simon Barnes, The Times
Author Bio
When not skulking around football grounds and press conferences in search of funny quotes, Phil Shaw is a freelance sports writer with 30 years' experience on national newspapers. He reports on football for the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent and Scotland on Sunday, having previously written for the Observer and Time Out. He has also compiled The Book of Football Quotations since its first edition in 1984, originally in collaboration with Peter Ball. Phil lives in Staffordshire with his wife Julie, tons of old vinyl and an unhealthy amount of Leeds United memorabilia.