40 Years of Shite : The Complete and Utter Awfulness of the English Football Team Since 1966 Paperback
by Brian Beard
Being an England fan is not always an easy cross to bear, but a healthy sense of humour helps to weather the worst of times.
In that spirit, 40 Years of Shite is here to help. It takes the reader on an entertaining fan's tour of every England squad to have taken part in every major tournament, from the 1966 glory days downwards...It features every footballer to have worn the three lions for England, and every manager to take charge of our World Cup and European Championship teams, and it reminds us that for every Lineker, Hoddle and Rooney, there were those players whose inclusion (Danny Mills?) or exclusion (Paul Scholes!) in the squad left everyone utterly baffled.
It reveals 'The People's Managers' (men like Clough and Shankly who, despite their achievements, were never offered the job), names our one-cap wonders and our deadliest opponents, and puts together the all-time dream team, capable of winning every World Cup for England, every time.
Along the way it takes in some spectacularly dodgy haircuts and distinctly short shorts.
Three cheers for 40 Years of Shite, a must-have book for die-hard England fans everywhere.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, 104 x Full colour photos
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 24/11/2007
- Category: Sports teams & clubs
- ISBN: 9781843546634