Classic Football Debates Settled Once and for All - download pdf or read online

By Danny Baker, Danny Kelly

ISBN-10: 1407027743

ISBN-13: 9781407027746

Finally! The award-winning Baker & Kelly carry you the main unique, radical and unreliable soccer publication ever released. the 2 Dannys argue the toss, spill the beans and chunk that fats approximately every thing and whatever from the largest questions all the way down to stuff they've got frankly invented themselves. Which membership has the handsomest fanatics? who's the best participant of all time? Pele? Maradona? Puskas? Rougvie? Have overseas gamers helped or hindered the English video game? good, Marco Boogers, good? And who was once the best soccer dad, Fred Baker or Andy Kelly? Now with much more footballing proof, myths and legends, this paperback asks (and solutions) hard-hitting questions, comparable to, what was once the best ever global Cup? simply how a lot pathetic international Cup tat can one personal, Danny Kelly? And the place do all these attractive ladies within the crowd come from? this can be a cornucopia of footballing enjoyable and well-crafted knowledge that's bound to promote like beer-flavoured crisps. Baker & Kelly: occasionally correct occasionally mistaken - yet consistently sure.

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Weird. Steeplechasing is so-called because the original races took place between the church of one village and the church of one of its neighbours. Wonderful. Every single racehorse in the world can trace its ancestry to just three Arabian stallions imported into England in the late seventeenth century and used to start the formal breeding of speedy nags. The three lucky creatures were called the Darley Arabian, the Byerly Turk and the Godolphin Arabian. Suggested improvement. Monkey jockeys. Baker & Kelly Rating [points out of 100]: 67.

Who plays it? England. And people who used to be beneath the imperial heel of England. Who likes it? The teeming multitudes in India. And TV, cos it's cheap to broadcast. Famous fans. John Major, Sir Mick Jagger, Ben Travers, Siegfried Sassoon, Stephen Fry, Sufi Abdul Jalil (Pakistan's 'Uncle Cricket'), Gravy (West Indies), Jeremy Paxman, John Kettley, Johnny Borrell of Razorlight, Keane, the speccy teenager who plays Harry Potter. Weird. Nearly every cricketer who's ever played for England was born outside the country.

Who does it? People all over India, plus Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan and Pakistan. Called kabaddi, meaning 'holding of breath' in north India, in southern parts it's known as chedugudu or hu-tu-tu. Best of all, the good folk of eastern India call it hadudu (for the chaps) and chu-kit-kit (for the ladies). That's hu-tu-tu, hadudu and chu-kit-kit. Who likes it? Subcontinentals and, for a brief window of time, viewers of Channel 4. Famous fans. Shilpa Shetty, possibly. And the British army, who have adopted the game for fitness reasons and in an attempt, apparently, to attract more recruits from the Asian community.

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