In the magazine's 50th anniversary year, this book comprises a selection of page lifts from back issues of the magazine, featuring favourite weekly features, and stories and action photographs from the key issues of the day.
50 Years of Shoot! brings back fond memories of a time when sideburns and haircuts were long, shorts were short and England's World Cup victory was a recent event. They'll recall when a footballer's favourite meal was steak and chips, he drove a Ford Capri and his biggest dislike was ignorant people. Ah, it was a different world back then! For younger readers, this will be a history lesson, proof positive that their father's heroes really did exist - and they were quite good too.
The book comprises a selection of page lifts from back issues of the magazine, featuring everybody's favourite weekly features, such as 'You Are the Ref!', 'Football Funnies', 'Shoot Us A Line' and 'Ask The Expert', etc., and stories and action photographs from the key issues of the day.
Adrian Besley is the author of the humorous titles Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Klinsmann? and The Fatkins Diet as well as Every Step Counts - a walking fitness guide. His other football books include the best-selling Superstars of the World Cup 2006 and two titles in Carlton's popular Ultimate Fan Guide football series, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane.
Chris Waddle, who has written the Foreword, is one of the most famous English footballers of the 1980s and 1990s. A key member of England's 1990 World Cup semi-final team, he earned 63 England caps and scored six goals. At club level, he played more than 650 times for Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Marseille and Sheffield Wednesday between 1980 and 1996.