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"Dirty Northern B*st*rds" and Other Tales from the Terraces By Tim Marshall

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The first intelligent and accessible history of football chants in the UK

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"Dirty Northern B*st*rds" and Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain's Football Chants by Tim Marshall

"This is a book about football and Britain, and Britain and football. You can't fully understand one without the other; and if you haven't got a sense of humour it's not worth even trying. "My name's Tim Marshall and it's been a week since my last match. I support a football club. That's not just five words; it's a life sentence." Why do so many of us attend football grounds, rain or shine, week in week out, to bellow at our fellow countrymen? Because we love it. Football chants are the grassroots of the game, from the Premier League all the way down to the Conference and beyond. They're funny. And they're sharp. And in the UK they run very deep. In this witty and insightful account, Tim Marshall tells the story of British football through the songs and chants that give it meaning. This is a book about the fans, written for the fans, with all the flair and banter that bring the beautiful game to life. No other sport has a culture quite like it.

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The best book on the subject - by far. Tim gets it.' --Eamonn Holmes; 'Marshall's thesis is nicely researched, well considered and neatly paced. This is a man who understands what it is to be a supporter.' --Jim White, The Daily Telegraph; Book of the Week - "well-researched history of the chants and ditties espoused by football crowds"--Simon Redfern, The Independent; "Serious but hilarious." --The Sun; 'I love football chants, and Tim Marshall has done an excellent job of assembling and analysing some of the best ones.' --Robert Crampton, The Times; 'A well researched book. It is no in way a dry study, as Marshall shows he is a true football supporter who understands the culture ... There is a great deal of humour throughout' --Football Book Reviews

About Tim Marshall


Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 25 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from thirty countries and covered the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. His blog Foreign Matters was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2010. He has written for newspapers including The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent and Daily Telegraph, and is the author of Shadowplay: The Overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic (a bestseller in former Yugoslavia) and ADirty Northern B*st*rds!^2 and Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain' s Football Chants. He is the founder and editor of TheWhatandtheWhy.com.

Table of Contents


Introduction 1 PMT (Pre Match Tension) 7 First Half: Football Chants in Britain Today 9 Second Half: If You Know Your History 83 Extra Time: 'You're 'Avin' a Laugh' 149 Acknowledgements 207 Index 210

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GOR006056168
"Dirty Northern B*st*rds" and Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain's Football Chants by Tim Marshall
Tim Marshall
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Elliott & Thompson Limited
2014-08-01
224
1783960604
9781783960606
N/A
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