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Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Football By Paul Donnelley

Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Football
by Paul Donnelley

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Offers an exhibition of Firsts, Lasts and Onlys from the illustrious history of Football, and helps to encounter remarkable characters, such as: the first footballer to score for both sides in an FA Cup Final; the only Cabinet Minister to play football for his country; and, the hapless physio knocked out by his own 'magic sponge'.
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Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Football: Presenting the most amazing football facts from the last 160 years by Paul Donnelley

Mister Donnelley's compendium of tantalising tales brings you a multitude of intriguing and amusing stories - from the midfielder murdered by a secret police force to a crazed chairman trying to raze to the ground his club's main stand. Marvel at this fascinating exhibition of Firsts, Lasts and Onlys from the illustrious history of this extraordinary game, and encounter remarkable characters, such as: The first footballer to score for both sides in an FA Cup Final. The only Cabinet Minister to play football for his country. The hapless physio knocked out by his own 'magic sponge'.Delve into the pages of this captivating tome and discover the most amazing football miscellany since records began!

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Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Football Reviews


"Paul has an unerring eye for the fascinating. He is one of the world's leading oddity hunters" - Jeremy Beadle. "Donnelley is the master of reference books" - Mitchell Symons.

About Paul Donnelley


Described by Jeremy Beadle as 'one of the world's leading oddity hunters', Paul Donnelley is a freelance author, journalist and pop historian. He is a Sunday Times Top 10 Best-selling Author with over 15 books to his name and contributions in many more. Paul has also written features for numerous national newspapers and magazines, and has published a number of sports titles including Television Sporting Heroes, The Arsenal Companion, Arsenal: On This Day and Cricket: On This Day. He is currently working on Hamlyn's Firsts, Lasts & Onlys sport series, which include Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Golf and Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Cricket.Location: Essex, UK.

Table of Contents


Journey through the mists of football's history and discover the beautiful game's most integral and enigmatic episodes, including: * The first FA Cup Final during which the ball burst. * The first team to remain unbeaten in a league season. * The first League substitute to save a penalty. * The first player sold for a six-figure transfer fee between English clubs. * The first side to win both the FA Cup and League Cup in the same season. * The last player to date to score six goals in a League match. * The last time a team forgot to post its entry forms for the FA Cup. * The last season in which players could take throw-ins one-handed. * The last match played by Roy of the Rovers. * The last goal scored at the old Wembley Stadium. * The only British player whose name was adopted by an Italian anarchist collective. * The only time the League title has been decided by the last kick of the season. * The only player in six European Cup-winning sides. * The only time the FA Cup was won by a non-English side. * The only match featured on the first edition of Match Of The Day.

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GOR002812168
Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Football: Presenting the most amazing football facts from the last 160 years by Paul Donnelley
Paul Donnelley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
2010-10-04
224
0600621758
9780600621751
N/A
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