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Burksey By Peter Morfoot

Burksey by Peter Morfoot

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Summary

An autobiography of the world's most infamous footballer - Stephen Burkes. Charting the world of the fictitious superstar Manchester United, Chelsea, Spurs and England striker, it reveals the 'real' reasons why Paul Gascoigne cried at Italia 90, why footballers wore tight shorts in the 1980s and why Gareth Southgate missed that penalty at Euro 96.

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Burksey: The Autobiography of a Football God by Peter Morfoot

Written with a great ear for mimicry, "Burksey" is the spoof ghosted autobiography of the world's most infamous footballer - Stephen Burkes. Comically charting the sensational, ludicrous and yet strangely believable world of the fictitious superstar Manchester United, Chelsea, Spurs and England striker, Burksey reveals the 'real' reasons why Paul Gascoigne cried at Italia 90, why footballers wore such tight shorts in the 1980s and why Gareth Southgate missed that penalty at Euro 96. Burksey is never short of a controversial word about his contemporaries. Of England manager Graham Taylor he says: 'A motivational tool? He certainly was.' Of the hated German foe: "Just looking at the cocky Matthias Sammer made me want to stick one on him. And that also went for Reuter. Scholl. Kuntz. The lot of them." And of himself, Burksey rails: "Steve Burkes was a trainee drunk and a hyperactive pervert who enjoyed interfering with dead goats. And people complain there are no characters in the game any more." Although the three Ds - drink, drugs and dolls - form the cornerstone of Burksey's leisure activities, his takes on his other interests - politics, contemporary art and any number of modern cultural phenomena - are never less than provocative. As are his views on the numerous sporting and national celebrities with whom he crosses paths during his rumbustious career; including David Beckham, Sven and Nancy, Damien Hirst, Glenn Hoddle and Mother Theresa. This ground-breaking book will delight all lovers of football, sport in general and modern celebrity culture. Is Burksey a winner or a w***er? You decide.

Burksey Reviews

A funny, savage and endlessly inventive satire on modern football, Burksey is also a compelling story in its own right - Gareth Edwards, Producer of Dead Ringers & Spaced Glorious. Sure-fired to give you more belly laughs than a night out with Johnny Vegas - The Non-League Paper More side-splitting than one of my tackles! - Ron 'Chopper' Harris

About Peter Morfoot

The Author, Peter Morfoot, is a well-known comedy writer having written for TV, radio and the stage. His work includes Coronation Street, Week Ending, Change At Oglethorpe and the sketch show series TV To Go, both for the BBC. He has also written for Mirror Group Newspapers websites and various other media.

Additional information

GOR010595005
9781905449491
1905449496
Burksey: The Autobiography of a Football God by Peter Morfoot
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pitch Publishing Ltd
2006-04-20
288
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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