Modern Football is Rubbish : An A to Z of All That is Wrong with the Beautiful Game, Paperback Book

Modern Football is Rubbish : An A to Z of All That is Wrong with the Beautiful Game Paperback

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Nick Davidson and Shaun Hunt are going through a midlife crisis as far as football is concerned.

Now they've reached early middle-age they are wondering what has happened to the beautiful game.

Where have all the muddy pitches gone?. They wallow in nostalgia for 3pm Saturday kick-offs and cup upsets and they rant against inflated egos, spiralling salaries and satellite TV. And they wonder about men in tights and gloves.

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Tiresome nostalgia riff, on the footy culture we grew up with. Of course all these minutiae are memorable in a literal sense, but whether they merit another disinterral? There’s not a shred of insight or depth, nor very much originality, so you know soon enough Keith Weller's tights will turn up, as too Ronnie Radford's sideburns, and those Half Man Half Biscuit lyrics. Dipping in can still be diverting, but even the skimmer will soon find sloppiness in facts or style. Best case: put it in your bathroom or guest room shelf to prompt banter when the Captain Pugwash apocrypha dry up…

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